In order to connect faculty, staff and students to communities around the state and beyond, we are available to:
- Brainstorm new program ideas
- Troubleshoot existing problems
- Find new partners with common goals
- Consult about bringing events and lectures to other communities
- Describe funding opportunities available through our office
- Discuss evaluation tools
Whether your program is new or longstanding, our experience working with campuswide programs and communities across the state can provide new perspectives or connect you to partners and resources.
Contact us to find out how we can help support program development.
Events and Lectures
Our office partners with communities to bring CU Boulder faculty, and staff lectures and workshops to areas beyond Colorado's Front Range. With these visits we aim to connect multiple communities and perspectives for shared experiences and conversation. We support faculty and staff for speaking engagements, performances or workshops in a variety of ways:
- Send CU Boulder faculty or programs to locations where we have existing partnerships
- Pioneer new partnerships on behalf of campus or community partners
- Help extend the reach of existing campus programs to other parts of the state
- Integrate with existing community programming
- Fund travel
- Provide consulting on how to publicize your event
We also provide consulting on developing partnerships around the state. Currently, we have several partnerships across multiple disciplines:
- CU in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs Libraries lecture and workshop series highlighting CU Boulder professors in Arts and Humanities in collaboration with Carbondale Arts and the Garfield County Libraries.
- CU Boulder Peak to Peak Lecture series, a program that brings humanities scholars to communities around Colorado to share innovative perspectives on historical figures, events and enduring questions. Peak to Peak is partnership with the Program in Jewish Studies (PJS), a non-religious academic program that explores Jewish culture, history and society.
- A partnership with the Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) and the CU Boulder Community Engagement Design and Research Center (CEDaR) centered on Colorado Creative district evaluation to support district goals of economic and community development through the arts and creative industries.
- Collaborations with the Shakespeare and Violence Prevention Program and the CU Boulder Opera Theater Singers, to support extending the reach of their programs to areas of Colorado beyond the Front Range.
- A collaboration between our office and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and the Mountain Studies Institute to bring environmental science faculty to southwestern Colorado for public lectures and workshops.
- A partnership with the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, the Trinidad History Museum and the CU Boulder-affiliated Boulder County Latino History Project to bring the local histories of Latinos and other communities of color into the K-12 curriculum.