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Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v13 n3 p61-63 2009

The National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), launched by the Kettering Foundation in 1980, provides an opportunity for the engaged university to foster public deliberation with its students and alumni, as well as leaders in the communities where it operates. NIFI publishes three issue books per year on topics of national importance. These materials are nonpartisan and nonprescriptive, designed to provide citizens with information they need to make an intelligent choice. Through various partners, NIFI then conducts forums around the nation to allow citizens to discuss these issues and discover ways they can contribute toward a solution. Participation in such public deliberation fosters civic engagement. (Contains 1 endnote.)

Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, College Environment, Philanthropic Foundations, Political Issues, Public Affairs Education, Role of Education

Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, University of Georgia and the Institute of Higher Education. Treanor House, 1234 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-6167; Fax: 706-542-6124; e-mail: jheoe[at]uga.edu; Web site: http://www.jheoe.uga.edu





Author: Muse, William V.

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