RSVP here! For the Forum on Faculty Workload

Aerial view of Auraria Campus and Downtown Denver.

Forum on Faculty Workload

Please join us for our open forum on faculty workload. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend either in person or virtually. Interim Provost, Dr. Marie Mora, and Faculty Trustee, Dr. Meredith Jeffers, will give a 10-15 minute update from the Workload Taskforce on data and timelines before we open the floor for discussion. This is a space to be authentic and candid. Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to ask questions, raise any concerns, and engage in constructive dialogue.

Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Katia Campbell, Professor and Chair of Communication Studies, Founder and Co-Facilitator: MSU Denver Dialogues Program, co-lead: Strategic Communication Working Group

Communication Systems and Plans Lead: Andrea Smith, Associate Vice President of Strategic Communication and co-lead of the Strategic Communication working group on the Cross-Functional Workload Task Force.

RSVP Here! 

Tuesday, April 25 | 2 - 3:15PM | JSSB 400 or Teams

What is Dialogue?

Conflict is a normal part of life. But it is not always a comfortable one. Lean into the discomfort and join us to dialogue about difficult topics in a meaningful way.

Dialogue is not debate or discussion. Rather, dialogue is a process where we invite inquiry, explore differences, and build shared understandings. In our campus community, the Dialogues Program brings together students, faculty, and staff to participate in small-group facilitated dialogues. Dialogue brings people together to deeply engage in listening, sharing our lived experiences, and challenges us to think about different perspectives other than our own. Above all, dialogue is about having a space to learn from each other despite differences and to create change by talking about action. Dialogue at MSU Denver is modeled after Intergroup Dialogue from the University of Michigan, which is a social justice approach bringing individuals together who share different identities and experiences together to dialogue.

You can download a Dialogues Program Overview document here: Dialogues Program Overview (PDF).

The Dialogues Program is a joint partnership between the Department of Communication Studies and the Dean of Students Office. 

Attend MSU Denver's 1st Dialogue & Civic Engagement Week!

March 27 - March 31

Presented by The Dialogues Program, MSU Denver Debate, & Community & Civic Engagement

Attend a debate between student teams on the Mayor's Priorities! 

This team-based debate will focus on what the next Denver Mayor should focus on once they enter office.

Denver has not had a new mayor since 2011 and there are many issues affecting this year’s packed ballot, including housing, homelessness, economic development in our “post-pandemic” community.

Student Teams from Denver Urban Debate League, Diversity & Communication in the US, and the Leftist Book Club will present and defend their cases for what Denver’s next mayor should prioritize. Mayoral candidates are invited, and there will be food!

Tivoli Adirondacks (440) or Zoom Livestream

Wednesday, March 29 | 3:30 – 5:30PM


Additional Dialogues & Civic Engagement Week Events

Continuing Dialogue...

Student Exchange Dialogue: MSU- Denver & UNC Greely | March 28

Pop Culture, Social Identities & Dialogue | March 30 | Come by Central Classroom 110!!


Enjoy a more informal hang out to wrap up Dialogue & Civic Engagement Week

at the Tivoli Brewery

Friday, March 31, 3 - 5PM

More on Dialogues:


Want to know more about Dialogues?

Please feel free to reach out to us with questions:

Communication Studies: 

Katia Campbell, Associate Professor, Communication Studies & Faculty Senate President [email protected]

Dan Lair, Chair & Associate Professor, Communication Studies [email protected]

Dean of Students Office: 

Elise Krumholz, Coordinator for Student Conflict Resolution Services [email protected]

Thomas Ragland, Director of Student Accountability & Behavioral Intervention [email protected]

Dean of Students Office Phone Number: 303-615-0220