Higher Education Exchange 2017

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This annual publication serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share.

The Higher Education Exchange is founded on a thought articulated by Thomas Jefferson in 1820: “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.”

In the tradition of Jefferson, the Higher Education Exchange agrees that a central goal of higher education is to help make democracy possible by preparing citizens for public life. The Higher Education Exchange is part of a movement to strengthen higher education’s democratic mission and foster a more democratic culture throughout American society.

Working in this tradition, the Higher Education Exchange publishes interviews, case studies, analyses, news, and ideas about efforts within higher education to develop more democratic societies. The Exchange is edited by Derek Barker and David W. Brown.

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Deliberation as Public Judgment: Recovering the Political Roots of a Democratic Practice (Foreword) by Derek W.M. Barker  ( PDF )
Beyond Adversary Democracy by Jane Mansbridge  ( PDF )
What Is Political Judgment? by Ronald Beiner  ( PDF )
The Bumpy Road from Mass Opinion to Public Judgment by Daniel Yankelovich  ( PDF )
Beyond the “Informed” Citizenry: The Role of Public Judgment in a Deliberative Democracy (An Interview) by Noëlle McAfee, David McIvor, Derek W.M. Barker  ( PDF )
National Issues Forum Guides: Eliciting and Habituating Public Judgment by Lori L. Britt  ( PDF )
How Civic Engagement Spread Across Six College Campuses by Maura Casey  ( PDF )
Shaping Our Future: The Public Purpose of Higher Education by Harry C. Boyte  ( PDF )
Democracy Is in Trouble, Higher Education Is in Trouble (Afterword) by David Mathews  ( PDF )