The aim of the Public Philosophy Network (PPN) is to provide space for philosophers doing publicly engaged work to network with other philosophers, academics in other disciplines, public policy makers, and community-based practitioners so that they might collaborate and learn from one another on particular issues of shared concern. In addition, we offer a space for meta-discussions on both practical and philosophical issues regarding public philosophy work.
The PPN is committed to growing and adapting to the needs of its members. Rather than being modified unilaterally by administrators (all of whom are unpaid volunteers), the PPN strives to be a user-driven network, evolving in order to meet the needs of its members. In addition, we are working to grow our membership to include more community-based practitioners, policy makers, and other collaborators.
We seek your input so that we can better address these goals, learn how to best use our existing meager resources, secure better funding for the PPN, and plan for our future. We can become a more robust community if we learn more about how you as members view the network and we better understand your needs. We will use feedback from this survey to develop user workshops to be conducted at the Washington, DC conference, Oct. 6-8th; later we will post video-based and other help guides on-line.
In addition, the quantitative and qualitative data results from this survey may be used in conference presentations, white papers, and information science publications, as we are committed to advancing public
Whether you consider yourself to be an active, non-active, or occasional user, we valueand need your input.
Thank you for your membership in the Public Philosophy Network; please take the time to help us build the network by completing this short survey. Your feedback will be most helpful if you complete this survey no later than Oct. 4, 2011.
Here is the survey:
George Aulisio, Assistant Professor, Public Services