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Goal 5 Progress

Goal Five: Foster a diverse learning environment that advances the College's commitment to inclusive excellence

  1. Identify connections between programmatic student learning outcomes and College's broad learning goals that challenge students to navigate diverse cultural worldviews and perspectives (EAC, 2011)
  2. Facilitate the development of new courses and co-curricular programs that relate to human and social diversity (ongoing)
    • Momentum Program established (2010-12)
    • Harvard model UN program and course (2011)
    • New Spanish Service Learning Course (2010)
    • New graduate elective in OT on Practice and Research in International Contexts
    • New Theatre course on World Cinema (2012)
    • Tuesday Language Exchange with Latino parents (2011)
    • "Common Read" selection addresses issues of race (2011)
    • "Media in the Middle East" to be offered by Fulbright Scholar (2012)
  3. Increase opportunities for students to engage in more diverse settings, including urban experiences, domestic exchanges and student abroad (ongoing)
    • Center for Community and Civic Engagement, Offices of Religious Life, Residence Life, and Student Activities offer additional opportunities for students to engage in more diverse settings, including urban experiences (2009-ongoing)
    • Additional affiliations established for Study Abroad (2009, 2010)
    • Service and field trips to urban settings or more diverse regions of the US organized by the Center for Community Service and Engagement, the Chaplain's Office, Residence Life and the Diversity Office (2009, 2010, 2011)
    • Launched interfaith community service program as part of White House campus challenge (2011)
  4. Increase collaborative efforts between curricular and co-curricular programs that emphasize human and social diversity (ongoing)
    • Offered IEE sessions on Diversity (2009, 2010)
    • Center for Community and Civic Engagement provides opportunities for students to engage with diverse cultures and regions (ongoing)
    • Writers House established as a new venue for collaborative cultural affairs programming (2010)
  5. Established an Inclusive Excellence Award for faculty/staff (2011)
  6. Initiate a Visiting Scholars Program to attract faculty from underrepresented groups and individuals whose teaching & scholarship advance cultural worldview and perspectives
    • Native American Scholar-in-Residence (Spring 2009)
    • Egyptian Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (Spring 2012)

Remaining from Goal Five

  1. Inventory current academic programs and courses to determine level and range of opportunities for students to consider and interact with diverse cultural worldviews and perspectives
  2. Inventory current co-curricular to determine level and range of opportunities for students to consider and interact with diverse cultural worldviews and perspectives
  3. Establish a "Making Excellence Inclusive" teaching fund
  4. Establish a "Making Excellence Inclusive" research fund
  5. Ascertain faculty and professional staff development needs to advance an inclusive learning environment and support a more diverse student body
  6. Establish biennial faculty/staff workshop to advance an inclusive educational program.
  7. Establish professional development programs on mentoring and advising underrepresented students, faculty and staff
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