CO Public Universities

Colorado Public Universities

Summary

When the Colorado onAir Council is established,  Council members and Colorado onAir’s Executive Director will work with political science professors and other faculty at the University of Colorado at Denver to start Colorado’s first onAir chapter. This chapter will be partially modeled on the Democracy Squad chapter at George Mason University.

Through its chapters, Colorado onAir will support the nationwide effort by colleges and universities across the country to  make democracy and civic responsibility a central aspect of higher learning.

 

 

About

The University of Colorado at Denver’s onAir chapter will initially focus on training interested undergrad and graduate students on how to curate Utah onAir content especially submitting Top News articles, events, videos, and information and moderating forums in each post they curate.

Student curators will also work with state senate and house committee chairs to produce aircasts on issues being discussed and bills being proposed in their committees.

During election season, students with other other organizations like the League of Women Voters, will coordinate and produce aircasted debates with candidates.

The University of Colorado at Denver onAir chapter will also help to establish other onAir chapters at public and private universities and colleges throughout the state.

University of Colorado Denver

Source: UC Denver Website

CU in the City

In the heart of downtown Denver, CU Denver combines innovative research and accessible education with the advantages that only a dynamic urban environment can provide. On our campus where all are welcome, we offer the quality education that the University of Colorado is known for at an exceptional value. For nearly 50 years, we have helped 100,000+ graduates achieve their goals—achieve yours too, with a degree from CU Denver.

History

Living On & Around Campus

Visit CU Denver

 

Civic Engagement Programs

Source: Website

Civic Engagement and Housing Justice Living and Learning Community

Are you a first-year CU Denver student looking to live in Campus Village?
Are you interested in learning about and working on issues of housing justice, homelessness, and social equity?
Do you want to live in an intentional community of change-makers?
Seeking to gain professional and career development skills in public, nonprofit, and community leadership fields?

Living Learning Communities (LLC) provide shared college experiences by creating intentional communities that learn through relationship and practice. Our new LLC, the CU Denver Civic Engagement and Housing Justice Living and Learning Community, focuses on civic engagement through housing justice, and invites students that feel passionately about working towards innovative housing solutions and building community power to apply!
Becoming a member of this community will provide you with opportunities to:

Breakfast and network with professors
Engage relevant issues and promote positive social change
Field excursions to community events and organizations
Skill-building workshops
Connect with professional internships
Professional development and networking
Learn from a foundational class in community organizing and personal development with a cohort of peers
Practice facilitation, decision-making, and communication skills in a diverse community of learners

Political Science Program

Source: Department website

Undergraduate

Political Science is the study of how people come together to use collective power to pursue the common good.

We can’t escape the politics of our life, but we can choose to take an active or a passive role. If active, our politics may be informed and creative, or uninformed and habitual; we’re proponents of the former.

The University of Colorado Denver Political Science Department prepares our students for informed and creative activism by providing them an opportunity to develop analytical skills. Our programs incorporate historical, quantitative, experimental, ethnographic, psychological, and creative methodologies to sensitize students to the essential questions of politics and life.

Many of our graduates go on to lead in their communities as organizers, attorneys or public servants in regional, state or federal government.

Graduate

We offer a master of arts (MA) degree in political science with an emphasis on building academic and practical skills in key areas of the discipline.

Research and teaching in the department center on the major fields of American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and public policy. However, the department also offers more specialized training in human rights, legal studies, gender politics, race and ethnic politics, European studies, indigenous politics, and urban politics.

You choose your program

Our MA students have the option of completing the traditional track on the CU Denver Auraria campus, our new 4 + 1 – dual BA/MA combination program, or an alternative track centered on the study of politics, public policy, leadership, and community organizing through our Center for New Directions program.

What happens next?

Our graduates have gone on to Ph.D. programs across the country and work in a variety of positions including state and local elected offices, government service, directors of community-based organizations and non-governmental organizations, legislative analysts, UN affiliates, lobbyists, teachers, media analysts and political consultants.

Student Government

Source: Webpage

Who we are and what we do is right there in the name. University of Colorado Denver Student Government Association (SGA). We are your elected student government officials working to provide you, the student, with the best possible student experience.

SGA safeguards the rights and interests of all students while recognizing and respecting the strength and diversity of each individual student. As the collective voice of the student body, we lead students with honesty, integrity, and respect. The CU Denver SGA promises accountability to its constituency by modeling effective and responsive shared governance that enriches the quality of student life.

Internship

Source: Webpage

What is experiential learning? Think internships and you’re off to a good start. Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting.

Internships and Beyond

The place to be for all these opportunities at CU Denver is the Experiential Learning Center (ELC) in LynxConnect. We bring classroom learning together with real-life experiences and serve as the primary campus resource to coordinate every step along the way.

Working with students, professors, employers, and community partners, the ELC provides academic and not-for-credit internship opportunities, promotes undergraduate research experiences, and provides professional development opportunities.

Experiential learning encompasses a variety of activities including internships, service learning, undergraduate research, study abroad, and other creative and professional work experiences.

Research

Source: Webpage

At CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus, undergraduate students are building robots, creating documentary films, and developing new imaging techniques to detect cancer. You can be a part of this exciting world of discovery. Research opportunities exist in campus laboratories, studios, and beyond.

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URCA) is your connection to the research opportunities that are out there just waiting for you. We’re here to help you get the information you need to jump-start your research career.

This is your chance to connect your classroom learning to real-world research opportunities through grants, work-study, summer fellowships, and more.

It’s education through undergraduate research and creative activities and we call it EURēCA! Once you’ve discovered the possibilities, you’ll see why.

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