The Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford (CDD) assisted the university administration in conducting on two Deliberative Polls on proposals affecting the design of the university’s new school on climate and sustainability.
The first Deliberative Poll 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 second Deliberative Poll engaged a participant sample of 184 students (undergraduate and graduate students) recruited from all part of the University. They deliberated intensively on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
There are separate reports for each of these Deliberative Polls. The reports 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.
- Stanford Faculty Supports Proposals for New Climate & Sustainability School Erudera Collge News 3/2021
- Faculty deliberation supports proposals for new school focused on climate and sustainability Stanford News 3/2021
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.
- Faculty input sought for new climate and sustainability school Stanford News 1/2021
To gather informed feedback, the group is employing a process called Deliberative Polling developed by James Fishkin.