Continuing Education at CU Boulder
Established in 1911, the Division of Continuing Education's mission is to provide quality, innovative lifelong-learning opportunities to a diverse student population by extending the educational resources of the University of Colorado Boulder. Since learning needs are unique and don't always follow the traditional college student path, Continuing Education offers a variety of programs--from individual courses and degree programs to science education for elementary and secondary students...
Creating a Cooperative Stewardship Zone in Boulder Canyon
This project will develop the Boulder Canyon Cooperative Stewardship Zone (CSZ), as an initial effort of the CU Center for Sustainable Landscapes and Communities. This is a novel approach to stewarding public lands that have complicated land ownership and are under threat from high recreation and limited management resources. The Boulder Canyon CSZ will join all stakeholders in a partnership network to share resources, management, research, and planning for this area which is heavily impacted by users...
Critical Civic Inquiry
Critical Civic Inquiry (CCI) is based on the premise that students from historically marginalized groups will be most likely to engage in school when they see academic work as relevant to their everyday lives and they are invited to participate with adults in making their schools better. This approach builds on recent evidence showing developmental benefits when young people are treated as partners in school change rather than just targets of remediation (Kirshner & Ginwright, 2012; Ozer & Wright, 2012)...
Critical Conversations Project: Playback Theatre in Rural Colorado
Critical Conversations Project (CCP) is a new project that employs well-developed, empirically-tested Playback Theatre to facilitate conversations in areas of rural Colorado that are experiencing rapid and destabilizing change (social, economic or environmental).
Playback is a non-scripted, interactive theatre form in which audience members share true stories or experiences from their lives and see them “played back” by an ensemble of actors in ways that encourage insight across chasms of difference...
CU Boulder Peak to Peak
Magicians, mystics, mischief-makers and messiahs take center stage in the brand new CU Boulder Peak to Peak Lecture series, a program that brings CU Boulder humanities scholars to communities around Colorado to share innovative perspectives on historical figures, events and enduring questions. It is offered through the Program in Jewish Studies, a non-religious academic program that explores Jewish culture, history and society, in partnership with the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement Arts and Humanities Initiative.
CU Boulder VITA Program
CU Boulder VITA (volunteer income tax assistance) is an IRS-sponsored program that offers free income tax return preparation services to taxpayers with household income of $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. During tax busy season, we offer our free tax preparation services twice a week...
CU Builds the Geometry Park
"CU Designs the Geometry Park" is a cooperative effort between the Program in Environmental Design and the Geometry Park, an existing project in the Center for STEM Learning (CSL) to create a STEM-based exhibit in Romero Park, Lafayette. The future park construction is currently funded; however, we would like to extend the outreach impact by including a student design class and evaluation...
CU Dialogues Program
The CU Dialogues Program engages diverse audiences of the CU Boulder community in open conversation across differences of all kinds. Housed under CU Engage: The Center for Community-Based Learning and Research within the School of Education, the CU Dialogues program serves the campus at large. Through facilitated dialogue we promote communication across social, cultural and power differentials and foster mutual understanding through the open sharing of experiences and perspectives...
CU Going Local
CU Going Local is a committed group of university and community members brought together by the common desire to create a more sustainable world through relocalizing campus community. Through the most fundamental necessity of food, CU Going Local strives to combat global environmental and social problems through community-based initiatives.
CU Going Local is a student organization that promotes local and sustainable food on campus and in the Boulder community...
CU GOLD - Gaining Opportunities through Leadership Development
EVERY STUDENT CAN BE A LEADER. Find your strength as a leader with CU GOLD.
CU GOLD (Gaining Opportunities through Leadership Development) provides free leadership development opportunities to all CU students as a department of the Center for Student Involvement. All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in at least one credit hour are encouraged to join the Core Leadership Program at the start of each semester! The Core Leadership Program is a semester-long cohort program consisting of a leadership retreat in the mountains of Colorado, a community service project, and weekly sessions devoted to a variety of leadership topics including understanding personal values, diversity, and different leadership styles...
CU Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Policy
Society has a growing need for expertise in science and technology policy. The Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Policy at the CU-Boulder, which is being offered in a parallel form at the Colorado School of Mines, is a rigorous educational program to prepare students pursuing graduate degrees for careers at the interface of science, technology, and decision making...
CU Green Labs
The CU Green Labs Program provides materials and education to CU-Boulder campus labs to help them reduce their energy and water usage. A typical lab uses seven times more energy than a typical office but there are many ways to reduce used resources. CU Green Labs is a collaborative effort between Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Management and the Environmental Center...
CU Science Discovery
CU Science Discovery is a science education outreach program of the University of Colorado Boulder's Division of Continuing Education. Founded in 1983 to heighten young students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) CU Science Discovery coordinates an array of programs that connect K-12 students and teachers to current CU science...
CU Upward Bound
About CU Upward Bound
CU Upward Bound (CUUB) is the longest-running of CU Boulder's pre-college outreach programs. Like all Upward Bound programs, CUUB is funded by the US Department of Education to help low income and first-generation college going students succeed in high school and prepare for postsecondary success. But the CUUB program sharpens the focus of a typical Upward Bound with its unique mission to challenge, protect and connect the primarily indigenous student population we serve...
Now in its 35th year, CU Wizards is happy to share a new season with you as they explore the exciting worlds of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and more!
FREE to the public, the monthly shows entertain and inform children about the wonders of science. Shows are one Saturday morning per month from September to June and provide a perfect start to a fun-filled weekend...
CU-Stars: CU Science, Technology, Astronomy Recruits
Our program recruits incoming and continuing undergraduate science majors from diverse backgrounds to a program at Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory. Our program includes internships, mentoring and tutoring, special sessions with local scientists, telescope observing, and a fun and supportive community.
A special part of CU-STARS is our outreach program...
Cultural Unity & Engagement (CUE) Center K-12 Outreach Program
The Cultural Unity & Engagement (CUE) Center offers a unique visit program that is designed to welcome Kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) students from the Denver/Metro area and across Colorado and the U.S., to a university campus and the college experience. Visits include campus tours and college panel discussions led by current undergraduate and graduate students...
Curricular Library: TeachEngineering.org
TeachEngineering is a searchable, web-based digital library collection comprised of standards-based engineering curricula for use by K-12 educators to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design in K-12 settings. The TeachEngineering collection provides educators with free access to a growing curricular resource of activities, lessons, units, maker challenges, and sprinkles for use in informal education settings...
Demystifying Entrepreneurship Rural Colorado Workshop Series
Demystifying Entrepreneurship workshops, hosted across the state of Colorado, are an interactive certificate course for anyone interested in launching his or her own business or improving upon an existing business. It provides a fundamental framework and toolset that helps entrepreneurs develop sought-after products and services, avoid pitfalls and succeed at entrepreneurship...
Dennis Small Cultural Center
The Dennis Small Cultural Center (DSCC) exists to serve underrepresented student groups on the CU-Boulder campus by providing programmatic support and a safe space for cultural expression and community gatherings. DSCC serves the campus community as a whole by providing opportunities to enhance cultural awareness and celebrate diversity. The center is committed to facilitating programs and resources that contribute to the intellectual, cultural, social, ethical, and personal growth of all students...
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