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2011 - 2012 Call for Dialogue Housing
A Call for Dialogue Housing Proposals:
The purpose of Dialogue Housing is to link more directly the academic and residential experience in a learning community.
Dialogue Housing provides an opportunity for students sharing broad intellectual interests to live together and, with the assistance of a faculty resident or associate, to pursue sustained dialogue about matters of common intellectual interest. The concept of sustained dialogue in a residential setting addresses directly an important goal in the Student Life section of the Strategic Plan, “To integrate more effectively student academic, residential and social experiences.”
The student residential experience is an integral component of a Colby education. The objective of residential life at Colby is to afford students a range of opportunities that, over the course of your four years, will help you develop skills in self-governance and community building, encourage you to encounter and engage difference in a variety of forms and settings, extend and enhance intellectual life beyond the classroom, and help you shape a varied, rich and rewarding social life.
Diversity of choice is one of the great strengths of Colby’s residential life program. To enhance those choices, students have the opportunity to have a stronger hand in creating their residential atmosphere by implementing a Dialogue House. Through Dialogue Housing, students pursue sustained dialogue, civic engagement, and a rigorous examination of a topic of interest through both formal and informal means. Informal activities may include impromptu discussion of the particular theme from either a local, national or global perspective. Formal programs may involve debates, lectures, performances, and projects.
Proposals will be considered if they include the following:
Proposals are due (hardcopy) to the Office of Campus Life by 12:00pm on Friday, February 11, 2011. The Office of Campus Life is located on the second floor of Cotter Union.
Students interested in learning more about Dialogue Housing and/or in submitting a proposal for a Dialogue Housing unit should contact Kim Kenniston at ext. 4280 or via email at email@example.com.
Programming: Each Dialogue Housing unit will be granted a programming budget of $1,000.00.
Review & Renewal
Dialogue Housing at Colby College will undergo a comprehensive review by CAC and AAC every three years, with the first such review coming in the 2010 – 2011 academic year.
The recognition of Dialogue Housing as a possible residential option for Colby students does not guarantee the existence of approved Dialogue Housing units at any or all times. If no Dialogue Housing proposals meet the criteria set forth in this document and consequently fail to gain CAC and AAC approval, then there will be no active Dialogue Housing units in the ensuing academic year.