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NDSU Engagement Wall


The NDSU Engagement Wall is a space where NDSU students, faculty, and staff can come together to engage in dialogue around relevant civic issues impacting our local, national, and global communities. Topics/questions are chosen on a weekly basis and individuals respond to the topic/question accordingly. The mission of the NDSU Engagement Wall is: “To foster the development of well-informed and engaged citizens where critical thinking and understanding are promoted through civil discourse on political, cultural, and societal issues impacting our community.”

The mission is actualized through the implementation of the following goals:

  1. Provide a space where civil discourse can be practiced on a daily basis.
  2. Encourage critical thinking through the analysis and articulation of the “question” based on personal viewpoints
  3. Foster understanding among differing perspectives.
  4. Recognize civil discourse is possible even with differing perspectives.
  5. Identify instances where common ground exists.

Operation:

The Engagement Wall is a program of the NDSU Student Activities office (SAO) and is overseen by the SAO civic engagement graduate assistant.  Weekly or bi-weekly questions are chosen based on relevant social issues impacting local, national, and global communities.

NDSU Engagement Wall

The NDSU Engagement Wall is a space where NDSU students, faculty, and staff can come together to engage in dialogue around relevant civic issues impacting our local, national, and global communities. Topics/questions are chosen on a weekly basis and individuals respond to the topic/question accordingly. The mission of the NDSU Engagement Wall is: “To foster the development of well-informed and engaged citizens where critical thinking and understanding are promoted through civil discourse on political, cultural, and societal issues impacting our community.”

The mission is actualized through the implementation of the following goals:

1.     Provide a space where civil discourse can be practiced on a daily basis.

2.     Encourage critical thinking through the analysis and articulation of the “question” based on personal viewpoints

3.     Foster understanding among differing perspectives.

4.     Recognize civil discourse is possible even with differing perspectives.

5.     Identify instances where common ground exists.

Operation:

The Engagement Wall is a program of the NDSU Memorial Union and overseen by full-time staff in the Student Activities Office (SAO), specifically, the Coordinator for Campus Activities. Weekly/bi-weekly questions are chosen based on relevant social issues impacting local, national, and global communities. 

Policies and Guidelines:

The rules and regulations for the NDSU Engagement Wall are designed to provide an opportunity for NDSU students, faculty and staff to express their opinions on subjects affecting them as democratic citizens and members of the campus community in an atmosphere of respect, understanding, and idea sharing.

1.     Only students, faculty and staff of NDSU are to engage with the Engagement Wall unless prior arrangements have been made with the Coordinator for Campus Activities.

2.     Obscenity, cursing, or other indecencies should not be allowed.

3.     If you would like to reserve the Engagement Wall for a class, discussion, meeting, etc., please contact the Coordinator for Campus Activities and she will make every attempt to accommodate your request. 

4.     Erasing of content is not allowed (unless SAO staff deems it necessary or a new question is added). Instead, participants are encouraged to engage with a question or comment you may disagree with through written dialogue. Share your thoughts! Help us understand your perspective!

5.     The Engagement Wall is not a marketing tool. Advertisements for events, programs, etc. are not permitted.

6.     Memorial Union staff will not engage with the dialogue on the board unless hateful or threatening language or obscenities occur.

7.     Content should relate to the question(s) and/or dialogue on the board. Irrelevant content may be erased.

8.     The views expressed on the Wall are those of the authors and do not reflect an official policy or position of NDSU.

For more information, contact:

ndsu.engagement@ndsu.edu 

Or 

Arin Tamimi
Graduate Assistant for Civic Engagement

arin.tamimi@ndsu.edu 

701-231-7350


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