This project brings together practitioner experts from the College of Law, the Mediation Center, and the Office of Dispute Resolution, with research experts from the Public Policy Center, to conduct a pilot project and generate data that will be leveraged to apply for an NSF Law and Social Sciences grant. The team’s long-term goal is […]
Communication Archives - University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
Loizzo, J. & Ertmer, P.A. (2016). MooCocracy: The Learning Culture of Massive Open Online Courses. Educational Technology Research and Development, 64(6): 1013. doi.org/10.1007/s11423-016-9444-7
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Global Virtual Project (https://globalnebraska.unl.edu/), launched in Spring 2018, integrates transnational collaborative learning through virtual exchanges in seven courses in communication studies, computer science, creative writing, ethnic studies, hospitality and tourism management, journalism, and modern languages and literatures. The Stevens Initiative (http://www.stevensinitiative.org/) is an international effort to build career and global competencies […]
For the ninth year in a row, the Public Policy Center is working with the City of Lincoln to continue dealing with the gap between growing citizen expectations and limited resources. This year, the survey will be sent by mail to about 4,000 randomly selected Lincoln households asking residents to evaluate a range of City […]
Once again, the Public Policy Center partnered with the City of Lincoln Mayor’s office to gather public opinions on particular issues of importance to Lincoln residents. The 2016 Taking Charge resident survey and Community Conversation addressed issues relating to a budget shortfall, as well as allow residents to given input into future City priorities. Residents […]
Center staff worked with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) to develop content and materials that NDEQ staff could use during public engagement events held all across the state. Materials were designed to help the general public understand the Clean Power Plan so that they could give informed input on preferred carbon mitigation strategies […]
Walther, J.C. (2016). Technically Speaking: Sharing complex information with juries. American Bar Association Expert Witness Newsletter, 11:1.
Walther, J.C. (2016). Engaging jurors with technical information: Building trust and cognition without overload. American Bar Association Expert Witness Newsletter, 11:2.
Center researchers worked with state and local officials to update Nebraska’s concept of operations plan for responding to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Our team partnered with university, public health and medical personnel to ensure plans were coordinated for healthcare response, surveillance, monitoring, patient referral, and infection control activities. Center researchers also developed messages with public […]
For several years, the Public Policy Center has collaborated with the City of Lincoln to gather public input on issues important to Lincoln residents. In past years, thousands of Lincoln residents have participated in online surveys and face-to-face conversations that have had a direct impact on decisions made about specific City programs. In 2015, we […]