The DCI recently published its 2021-2022 Annual Report, which summarizes the DCI’s programming and highlights the accomplishments of the DCI over the past year. Participation in DCI activities significantly increased in its second full year of operation; the number of D Team members, for example, more than doubled! The DCI also extended its work across multiple campuses through the Deliberative Pedagogy (DeeP) Collaborative, a group of 15 faculty members who embedded deliberation into their courses across a wide range of disciplines. It also expanded its presence online and partnered with a wide range of organizations on and off campus to promote and host a variety of deliberative opportunities.
During 2021-2022, the DCI hosted 27 D Teams, two Deliberative Forums, a facilitator training workshop, a DeeP Collaborative workshop, and one guest speaker whose public lectures focused on democracy and public discourse. The DCI’s Fellows Program included eight students, one alum, and one staff member who immersed themselves in deliberative theory and practice and facilitated the DCI’s D Team meetings and Deliberative Forum breakout rooms. The Fellows also completed their own personal deliberative projects that brought together people from across the Davidson campus and community.
Overall, 2021-2022 was very successful for the DCI, even as the ongoing pandemic continued to present challenges. Forum and D Team participants reported high levels of satisfaction with their DCI deliberative experiences. We look forward to the upcoming year as we continue our progress and engagement with the Davidson College community and beyond!
To check out the full 2021-22 Annual Report, click here.