Public deliberation, as a general approach for exploring complex issues facing geographically-defined communities as well as increasing student civic engagement, has gained standing in recent years as a civic engagement tool on college campuses.Everyday Democracy’s Dialogue to Change (D2C) approach provides a process through which participants deliberate and – most importantly – act toward change to address locally-identified issues of concern in the campus-as-community. The purpose of this article is two-fold: to describe Cowboys Coming Together, a local implementation of D2C at Oklahoma State University (OSU), and to present findings from the initial research exploring the influence of change-oriented deliberative approaches on individual participants and the campus community.
Moore, Tami L.; Stout, Michael D.; Grayshaw, Patrick D.; Brown, Autumn; Hall, Nadia; Clark, C Daniel; and Marpaung, Jonathan
"Cowboys Coming Together: Campus-based dialogues on race and racial equity,"
eJournal of Public Affairs: Vol. 10
, Article 2.
Available at: https://bearworks.missouristate.edu/ejopa/vol10/iss1/2