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Making Sense of...Impeachment

MSO guide on impeachment

In an effort to cut through the seemingly endless stream of news we're faced with, IDHE periodically releases short discussion guides, called "Making Sense of..."  These short pieces are meant 1) as a way to become quickly acquainted with an issue, 2) see what people are reading on the topic, and 3) as a way to begin a conversation, using some discussion framing questions.  These guides are meant for use by anyone, but in particular we encourage use by college faculty (in classrooms and in disciplinary clubs) and in co-curricular campus settings.

This edition deals with a topic that's been in the news a lot in 2019, impeachment. There's been a lot of back and forth on this issue, but what does it mean? How does the process work? And what are the implications? In this guide, we try to cut through the noise and offer a place for discussion. Please use this guide as a starting point at your institution and share widely. If you have any questions or comments about this guide, please do reach out to our team at