Balancing the budget in an economy like this one is going to take some ingenuity and fresh thinking. But in sitting down to talk about tough problems like this one, we've found that a little experience – and a few tips from our public engagement experts – can be extremely valuable.
Students Face Up to the Nation's Finances  is offering two kinds of webinars: for faculty members using any part of our curriculum , and for students and civic leaders interested in leading discussions  on the federal budget and national debt, the ways they are shaping our future , and choices we face in fighting the tide of red ink.
Webinars conducted by Chris Haller  and Gwen Wright , both from Public Agenda's Public Engagement  team, are available free of charge to registered academic and civic users  of the FacingUp.org website. Send us an e-mail  and we'll schedule a webinar for you that meets your needs.
Webinars are currently scheduled in October for faculty members to learn more about the Facing Up curriculum and the small group dialogue model for discussing issues and solutions. To register, follow the link provided.
Oct. 16, 2pm EST 
Oct. 21, 2pm EST 
Oct. 28, 2pm EST 
If these dates or times do not fit your schedule, please e-mail us  and we will be happy to arrange a time that suits your needs.
Webinars For Professors And Other Faculty Members
Professors enrolling in webinars as part of Students Face Up to the Nation's Finances  have yet another layer of help available in the successful teaching of the curriculum. We suggest that faculty members encourage a few students in each class to enroll in one of our student and citizen webinars, to learn how to serve as moderators and note-takers who can help small group discussions of the issues run smoothly. Faculty members might also wish to consider offering extra credit or other incentives to students who take on these duties, as small discussion groups are very helpful in increasing the engagement level of the class.
Webinars For Students And Concerned Citizens
Not sure which webinar is the best match for your needs? Send us an e-mail  with your concerns; we're glad to assist you in getting the most out of Public Agenda's Students Face Up to the Nation's Finances curriculum.
For general questions about Students Face Up to the Nation's Finances, we suggest you check out our newsroom , which has links to classroom materials, interactive games  and other multimedia , stories about students  and faculty  using the program on various campuses, information about our student contest  with cash prizes, contact numbers and e-mail addresses , and much more.