Inviting Dialogue: Renewing the Deep Purposes of Higher Education
The Higgins School has published a document that recounts the growth of the Difficult Dialogues project at Clark, and offers a number of resources for further exploration of the work of dialogue.
From the introduction: The work of the Difficult Dialogues initiative at Clark began when we responded to the Ford Foundation call for proposals in the Spring of 2005. Though there was a range of more specific issues and incentives behind their call, we took dialogue itself as our path. Examining discourse on our campus, we began to explore the possibilities for more mindful and fruitful exchanges in classrooms, campus life, faculty governance, and in relationships with the larger community.
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the document, please contact Lisa Gillingham at the Higgins School or call the office at 508 793 7479.
Difficults Dialogue Fellows
We are pleased to welcome a new group of Difficult Dialogues Fellows for spring 2013. They will serve as teaching assistants in the dialogue seminars, facilitators at our public programs, liaisons to student groups, and help to plan future events. They include Emma Craig, Carl Kellenbenz, Alison Mullan-Stout, and Tenzin Shaydrup. [left] DD Fellow Laura Nowell '11 co-facilitates a dialogue seminar, fall 2009.