From Ambivalence to Action: Institutional Steps Towards Becoming a Multiculturally Affirming Campus.
Throughout the United States, colleges and universities aspire to be institutions that are diverse and inclusive. Additionally, leaders in these institutions work to hire and develop a talented staff of multiculturally competent practitioners. While the process of creating a socially just and affirming climate can be a daunting challenge, particularly at historically PWIs, this task is not impossible. With vision, discipline, courage, and authenticity, institutions can move from having honorable intentions to taking concrete action towards creating a campus that is multiculturally affirming. This session will explore a process created at the University of Vermont to evaluate and hold accountable its student affairs units in actively working towards the goal of improving climate. Participants in this session will also have an opportunity to explore ways to adapt this process to begin planning an assessment process for their home institutions.
ACPA College Student Educators International/National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Debowes, M., Gardner, P.K., Diaz, J., Kwist, S.T., Sturdivant, A.A., Friedman, K.A., Johnson, L.E., & J. Washington. (2007, March 31). From Ambivalence to Action: Institutional Steps Towards Becoming a Multiculturally Affirming Campus – Pre-Meeting Half-Day Workshop. ACPA College Student Educators International/National Association of Student Personnel Administrators – Joint Meeting. Orlando, Florida.
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