Campus Dialogues Toolkit
Effective dialogue about the toughest civic topics of the day takes skills and practice. The following tools will get you started with the fundamentals of Campus Dialogues.
- Modes of Discourse (Video)
- Sample Group Norms (Video)
- Dialogue Questions (Video)
- Civic Discourse At UA: Student Voices (Video Collection)
- Modes of Discourse (PDF)
- Sample Group Norms (PDF)
- Dialogue A.C.T.S. (PDF)
- Question Crafting Guide (PDF)
- "Feet First" Approach to Civic Discourse (PDF)
To further explore how to have better conversations in your everyday life, check out this TED Talk from public radio host Celeste Headlee and the the accompanying reflection guide.
The Dialogue Guides collected here can be helpful as a "starting point" when hosting and moderating dialogues in academic courses, friend groups, community groups and elsewhere. Please consult the resources in the Campus Dialogues Toolkit before diving into this important work.
- The Capstone Creed: "Foster Individual and Civic Responsibility"
- Citizen: The Most Important Title in American Democracy
- Tough Conversations: Acho and McConaughey Talk About Race & America
- Your Brain On Social Distancing: Lonliness and Isolation During the COVID-19 Coronavirus
- Check back for more Dialogue Guides coming soon!
Civic Action Resources
Resources and information for civic action will be collected here.
- Election Reflection Guide (Full Booklet PDF)
- Election Reflection Quick Guide (PDF)
- Civic Health Self Assessment (PDF)
- UA Voter Guide (Presented by Vote Everywhere UA)
- Register to Vote with Turbo Vote (Link)
- Contact Your Elected Officials (Link)
- You Should Run For Political Office (TED Talk)
- Guide to Informed Voting (PDF)
Campus Partner Resources
Partnering for Civic Engagement at UA
- Center for Service and Leadership
- Counseling Center
- Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Women and Gender Resource Center