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Center for Democratic Deliberation

The Center for Democratic Deliberation (CDD) was founded in 2006 as a nonpartisan, interdisciplinary center for research, teaching, and outreach on issues of civic engagement and democratic deliberation. It is concerned with two of the most basic requirements of a healthy participatory democracy: (1) a citizenry with the knowledge and communicative skills necessary for engaged democratic citizenship; and (2) a culture of vibrant, informed deliberation, where citizens discuss, debate, and render collective decisions on matters of public importance.

Communication Research Lab

The purpose of this webpage is to outline the policies associated with research associated with CAS resources: the use of Communication Research Lab and RePaSS. The research participant pool (RePaSS) is a mutually beneficial arrangement between researchers in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) and students enrolled in CAS100A- Effective Speech