Where do you fall on the Tolerance Scale  Developing a Campus-wide Diversity Education Program

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Bronx Community College . 2. What is Diversity?. Diversity is the existence of individuals with different values, behaviors, approaches and life experiences that are shaped by such attributes as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, age, physical capabilities and appearance, national origin,

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1. Where do you fall on the Tolerance Scale? Developing a Campus-wide Diversity Education Program

2. Bronx Community College 2 What is Diversity? Diversity is the existence of individuals with different values, behaviors, approaches and life experiences that are shaped by such attributes as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, age, physical capabilities and appearance, national origin, religion, professional discipline and cultural heritage. Diversity concerns valuing and fully utilizing the talents and skills of all people through cultural competency, where we develop the ability to recognize and respond to our similarities and differences and make better decisions based on that understanding Diversity emphasizes using these differences to build effective teams – in the workplace and in the classroom.

3. Bronx Community College 3 Common Issues Incorrect assumptions Expectations of conformity Biases against the unfamiliar Miscommunication and misinterpretation What do these lead to: Ethnocentrism: A sense of superiority for one’s own group or culture Bias/Stereotypes: The way we view and judge others Clustering: Sticking to “sameness” - socializing with groups of “sameness” – sticking to the comfort zones

4. BCC Faculty - Gender Bronx Community College 4

5. BCC Faculty - Ethnicity Bronx Community College 5

6. Full-time employees – Gender Bronx Community College 6

7. Full-time employees - Ethnicity Bronx Community College 7

8. Bronx Community College 8

9. BCC Students – Gender Bronx Community College 9

10. BCC Students – Ethnicity Bronx Community College 10

11. Bronx Community College 11 The Bronx Community College Initiative Develop and implement a diversity training program To raise awareness of diversity issues To address diversity issues in the workplace and in the classroom To engage faculty, staff and students in a continuous discussion of diversity issues To impact the culture of the institution

12. Bronx Community College 12 Goals Mission Statement Bronx Community College serves students of diverse backgrounds, preparations, and aspirations by providing them with an education that is both broad in its scope and rigorous in its standards.  Our mission is to give our students the foundation and tools for success, whether they choose to continue their education or enter a profession immediately upon graduation, and to instill in them the value of informed and engaged citizenship and service to their communities. Vision Statement Bronx Community College will lead the way in providing students with an education that enables them to move with equal facility into productive and rewarding careers or increasingly advanced higher education programs.  BCC will graduate students who are prepared to  live within, profit from, and contribute to a 21st century global environment marked by diversity, change, and expanded opportunities for learning and growth.

13. Bronx Community College 13 Benefits A positive global image in the marketplace resulting in enrollment growth and a highly motivated workforce Better communication Build working relationships Develop productive and pro-active solutions Improve performance Increase employee retention Improve service

14. Bronx Community College 14 Risks Discrimination leads to Disengagement Lack of motivation Inefficiency Absenteeism Workforce turnover Lawsuits

15. Bronx Community College 15 Understanding where people stand: ASSIMILATION – adopting the attitudes and behavior of the larger society; abandoning one’s own cultural heritage in the process. INTEGRATION – maintaining one’s own cultural heritage while actively participating in the larger society. SEPARATION – maintaining one’s cultural heritage while rejecting the culture of the larger society. MARGINALIZATION – losing ties with one’s own culture and failing to establish ties with the culture of the larger society.

16. Bronx Community College 16 Developing the program/workshop Identifying the responsible person/group on campus for implementing the program Commitment from President and senior administration Adequate resources for training and implementation BCC’s model – “Train the trainers” Buy-in at different levels of the organization to ensure participation Related campus activities for employees and students to reinforce the ongoing dialogue Constraints: “Comfort level” of presenters with issues Interaction within groups and with presenters Logistics of scheduling

17. Bronx Community College 17 Format and content of workshops A 2-hour workshop which includes: “Ice Breakers” - activities to engage the group Define Diversity Discuss changing campus demographics Goals for the workshop Information on discrimination laws Scenarios/case studies to generate group discussion (using DVDs or case studies) Sharing experiences

18. Bronx Community College 18 What is culture? Language and communication Appearance and dress Food and eating habits Time and time-consciousness Rewards and recognition Roles and responsibilities Values and norms Sense of self and of space Mental processes and learning styles Beliefs values and attitudes

19. Assessment Multiple Measures Include Annual Metrics Student/Faculty & Staff Survey Results Faculty/Staff Hiring & Staffing Patterns Workshop Assessments Satisfaction measures Qualitative Measures - Comments Assessment of Student Global Learning Objectives Knowledge, attitudes, behaviors Tests/capstone demonstrations/portfolios

20. Sample Responses “I’d like to be educated in other cultures so I will not treat people differently based on what I was taught about different cultures as a child” “Accepting people for who they are” “More open minds about people who come from other cultures”

21. Assessment of Global Awareness Across the Curriculum BCC VISION STATEMENT BCC seeks to prepare graduates who are well informed, globally aware, engaged world citizens making a meaningful contribution to society. What does this statement mean to you?

22. Assessment of Global Awareness Across the Curriculum What currently exists to promote global awareness: In courses and academic programs? In co-curricular initiatives? What would you like to see in place to promote global awareness at BCC? In what specific ways should global awareness effort interface with existing programs and efforts?

23. Academic Assessment Knowledge Attitudes Behaviors Behavior

24. The Tolerance Scale REPULSION: Differences are not normal, working with them causes you discomfort. AVOIDANCE: You do not understand differences, you avoid them. TOLERANCE: You don’t appreciate differences, but you can work with them. You feel people should be respected. ACCEPTANCE: Differences do not matter to you, you are comfortable around people APPRECIATION: You view differences as positive and enjoy people.

25. Bronx Community College 25 The Tolerance Scale APPRECIATION: You view differences as positive and enjoy people. ACCEPTANCE: Differences do not matter to you, you are comfortable around people TOLERANCE: You don’t appreciate differences, but you can work with them. You feel people should be respected. AVOIDANCE: You do not understand differences, you avoid them. REPULSION: Differences are not normal, working with them causes you discomfort.

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