CAMPUS ALERT: Due to the weather, all evening classes at CSB and SJU are canceled. The LINK bus will run on its regular schedule until 5 p.m. and then every hour on the hour for the remainder of the evening, weather permitting. Pre-scheduled campus and community events and college/university sponsored events scheduled at off campus locations may continue at the discretion of the divisional VP.
A controversial conversation is one that generates sharp disagreements or strong emotions. It may be that participants are committed to divergent positions on an issue. It may also be that participants, whatever their positions, feel that important aspects of their identities are at stake in the discussion.
The goal of our research is to identify practices that encourage controversial conversations that are both civil and courageous. A civil conversation is one in which each participant honors the personhood of all other participants. A courageous conversation is one in which all participants share their unique wisdom with others.