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A list of books available for borrowing at our SAC office for faculty and TAs. 

Highlighted Resources: Care and Coronavirus

Coronavirus Springboard Texts + Discussion Prompts

Creating a Socio-Emotional Online Class Forum

3 Dialogue Plans based on Conditions for Well-Being

Alone Together: A Handbook for Coronavirus

Self-Care During Coronavirus

Texas Well-Being Resources to Support UT Students

Care in Uncertain Times Syllabus

Caring at a Distance Blog Post & Reading List

Hobart, Radical Care: Survival Strategies for Uncertain Times


Folk Arts & Radical Care Roundtable from Texas Folklife

#coronavirus syllabus 

Conditions for Well-Being

Dialogue Resources

Difficult Dialogues on the Environment Presentation

Presentation by Libby Roderick at the 2018 Humanities Institute / Planet Texas 2050 Difficult Dialogues on the Environment Workshop (dialogic strategies discussed 32:45 – 40:45).

Conversation Café

Information about facilitating dialogue using the Conversation Café method. Conversation Café began in Seattle in 2001 as a way to facilitate group dialogue.

Essential Partners

Information about Essential Partners, formerly the Public Conversations Project, which began in 1989. The resources section includes a free download of Fostering Dialogue Across Divides, by Maggie Herzig and Laura Chasin. Their blog features up-to-date information about the project, and news about past dialogues.

The Blog for Building Dialogue

Official blog of The Communications Center, Inc. Includes links to stories and resources to help teachers, and facilitators, navigate difficult issues and plan for effective dialogue.

Start Talking: A Handbook for Engaging Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education

A book produced by faculty and staff at the University of Alaska at Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University as part of their first Difficult Dialogues initiative. Faculty development ideas, strategies for engaging in dialogue in the classroom, and reflections from faculty and staff who have used the techniques. Link is to a full-text PDF.

Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education

A book from the second Difficult Dialogues initiative from the U of Alaska-Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University, in which Alaska Native ways of teaching and learning formed the basis for both in-classroom and inter-institutional dialogues. Faculty development ideas, strategies for engaging in dialogue, and reflections from faculty and staff. Link is to a full-text PDF.

National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation

Information and resources on dialogue, including a discussion of dialogue and deliberation.

Dialogic Pedagogy

An International Online Journal

Publications on Theory and Practice of Difficult Dialogues

A list of scholarly articles, with hyperlinks, compiled by the Difficult Dialogues program at the UT Humanities Institute.

Websites and Quick Reference Guides

A list of websites for other Difficult Dialogues programs and user-friendly guides with tips for instructors.

Publications on Intergroup Dialogue and Intergroup Relations Education

A list of useful publications put together by the University of Michigan's program on Intergroup Relations.

Intergroup Resources

Intergroup Resources offers resources and newsletters covering intersectional topics.

Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center

A list of resources put together by the DDNRC.

Equity Unbound Free Community Building Resources

This site offers activities and engagement-based learning about community building.

Interactivity Foundation Discussion Guides & Facilitation Guidebooks

A library of guides, cases, media, and other resources for discussion, education, and facilitation.

National Issues Forums Issue Guides and Starter Videos

This site offers current, historic, local, and broad-scale guides.

Sustained Dialogue Institute Resources for Dialogue

Ableism, educational elitism, colorism, and others are topics of discussion guides held on this site.

Everyday Democracy Resources for Dialogue

Everyday Democracy offers discussion guides, handouts, worksheets, reports, and how-to handbooks for facilitating inclusive discussions and understanding dialogue.

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