The CU Dialogues Program, housed under CU Engage: The Center for Community-Based Learning and Research within the School of Education, engages diverse audiences of the CU-Boulder community in open conversation on difficult topics and across differences of all kinds.
Our mission is to enhance the educational experience at CU-Boulder by engaging diverse communities within the University in open conversation with one another. We achieve this mission by facilitating dialogues in CU classes and other campus and community settings that:
A dialogue is a facilitated conversation that creates a welcoming space for open discussion of important and sometimes controversial topics. A facilitated dialogue increases understanding of an issue through open communication across social and cultural differences and/or power differentials.
We have three main areas of work: facilitating dialogues, offering an undergraduate course, and providing professional development for graduate students and faculty.
Course: We offer a 3-credit undergraduate course, "Dialogue Across Difference," which provides students the opportunity to learn what dialogue entails, practice dialogue, and be trained as dialogue facilitators.
Professional Development: We offer professional development for graduate students and faculty in dialogic pedagogy.