The Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford (CDD) assisted the university administration in conducting a Deliberative Poll of Stanford faculty on proposals affecting the design of the university’s new school on climate and sustainability.
The project engaged a participant sample of 203 faculty recruited from all parts of the university. They deliberated intensively on both Saturday and Sunday mornings on January 30-31, 2021.
The report summarizes both quantitative and qualitative data from the Deliberative Poll. Results are meant to inform decision making by the University about the transition to the New School.
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After participating in a Deliberative Polling event, faculty showed majority support for proposals relating to the organization and structure of the new school focused on climate and sustainability – but not without debate.
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To gather informed feedback, the group is employing a process called Deliberative Polling developed by James Fishkin.