To promote the development of a vibrant deliberative democracy in Northern Colorado.
Our Three Broad Goals:
1. Enhance the Local Civic Culture
2. Expand Collaborative Decision-Making
3. Improve Civic Pedagogy
Founder and Director: Martin Carcasson, Ph.D.
Associate Director: Katie Knobloch, Ph.D.
Graduate Assistant: Mar Parsaye
Undergraduate Assistants: Candace Karlin and Samantha LaFever
The CPD Advisory Board consists of community and campus individuals who agreed to lend their name to the official proposal for the creation of the Center, and continue to support the Center in a variety of ways, such as serving as primary liaisons between the Center and their respective organizations.
Karrin Anderson, CSU Department of Communication Studies
Mallorie Burns, Meridian Institute
Every semester, 10-15 CSU undergraduates are chosen to serve as “Student Associates” for the Center. Student associates working within the Center will typically receive 3 hours of SPCM408 credit ("Applied Deliberative Techniques") their first semester and at least one hour of practicum credit for their second semester with the Center. Students are trained their first semester, while supporting projects in various ways. In their second semesters, students work on local projects, researching the issue, preparing their own materials, and organizing and running public forums on the issue.
Current senior student associates (Fall 2013):
New student associates:
Interested in becoming a student associate? Contact Martín Carcasson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application
Community members will also have an opportunity to go through the training workshops and be available to work on projects tied to the Center. Currently, Myles Crane, Carole Crane, Rich Alpern, Laura Davis, Kira Puntenney, and Karen Buchanan are serving. Contact Martín Carcasson at email@example.com for more information.