A 2011-12 assessment of classroom dialogues hosted by the CU Dialogues Program showed that classroom dialogues have the following key impacts:

Experiential Learning

The CU Dialogues Program enhances academic learning

91% of faculty who hosted a classroom dialogue felt that dialogues supported the process of experiential learning for their students.

94% of students who participated in a classroom dialogue felt that the dialogue enhanced their academic experience at CU-Boulder.

Awareness of Multiple Perspectives

The CU Dialogues Program promotes inclusivity

97% of students participating in a classroom dialogue agreed or strongly agreed that a dialogue made them more aware of perspectives other than their own.

The CU Dialogues Program builds community

97% of students participating in a classroom dialogue agreed or strongly agreed that a dialogue increased their understanding of others within the CU-Boulder Community.

The CU Dialogues Program facilitates cross-cultural communication

94% of students participating in a classroom dialogue felt more comfortable initiating a conversation with Housing and Dining Staff after the dialogue.

Civic Engagement

The CU Dialogues Program promotes civic engagement

100% of faculty who hosted a classroom dialogue felt that the dialogue promoted civic engagement and community involvement among their students.

96% of students who participated in a classroom dialogue felt that participating in a dialogue would influence their future actions as members of the CU-Boulder community.

Personal Growth

The CU Dialogues Program fosters reflection and personal growth

93% of students who participated in a classroom dialogue agreed or strongly agreed that a dialogue made them more aware of their own perspectives.

The CU Dialogues Program increases respect for Housing and Dining Staff

100% of participating Housing and Dining Staff felt that students better understand and respect them as people after a classroom dialogue.

The CU Dialogues Program leads to personal responsibility and behavioral change

96% of participating staff felt that the dialogues helped students to better appreciate the work they do in the residence hall.

91% of students who participated in a classroom dialogue indicated that they have a greater awareness of how campus buildings are maintained.