The CU Dialogues Program's mission is to enhance the educational experience at CU-Boulder by engaging diverse communities within the University in honest conversation with one another.
We achieve this by facilitating intergroup dialogues in CU classes and other campus community settings.
The CU Dialogues Program facilitates dialogues in CU classes in order to provide experiential learning opportunities that complement course content across a range of disciplines. Facilitated and, when needed, simultaneously-translated dialogues encourage honest communication across social, cultural and power differentials and build understanding through the open sharing of experiences and perspectives.
Examples of dialogue topics include, but are not limited to:
Classroom dialogues are scheduled upon faculty request. The CU Dialogues Program Coordinator plans dialogues in consultation with faculty and tailors dialogues to fit specific course content. We invite members of the University community and the Boulder community at large to attend classroom dialogues and share experiences and perspectives relevant to course content.
Campus Community Dialogues
The CU Dialogues Program serves as a resource for diverse campus constituencies who want to engage in honest conversation with one another across cultural or socio-economic divides. Upon request, the Dialogues Program assists units, departments, and student groups across campus in developing dialogues that fit their specific needs.
Value of Facilitated Dialogues:
The CU Dialogues Program serves all sectors of the University community, including academic departments/units, RAPs and residence halls, student organizations, and housing/dining services staff.