As part of the Public Discourse Project, overseen by the Humanities Institute in the University of Connecticut’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, faculty across the university have been awarded grants to conduct research aimed at exploring new means to create meaningful public discourse in our country’s currently divisive culture.
One HESA faculty member, Dr. Milagros Castillo-Montoya, will be the principle investigator for the following project:
Asset Assessment, Campus Collaboration, and Facilitator Professional Development for Intergroup Dialogue
An environmental assessment of programs in the Neag School of Education engaging students and staff in advancing dialogue on social justice, equity, and intergroup differences to better understand existing resources and to establish what gaps exist in professional development for facilitating dialogue across differences.
More details about the full list of projects included in the Public Discourse Project can be found here: http://today.uconn.edu/2015/12/research-projects-explore-meaningful-public-discourse/