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Building Intercultural Competence in CFANS Student Staff development thumbnail imageServices

Check out CFANS Student Services' year long plan for building intercultural competence of office staff. This plan was implemented during the 2013-214 academic year. Click the image on the right to view their year-long plan.

Working Across Difference: CFANS Undergraduate Education Initiative

In the fall of 2013, CFANS kicked off a new initiative that focuses on enhancing intercultural competence and the ability to effectively work across difference in all CFANS students. This multi-year initiative will extend over time to be fully integrated into the CFANS undergraduate experience. Core components of the initiative include the completion of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) by CFANS student cohorts, integration of intercultural content into all four years of the curriculum in each major, intentional focus on building awareness of the unequal impact of difference, and employing multiple cultural perspectives. Click the Prezi below to learn more about this initiative.


Manoomin: Food and Spirit - Anishanaabe Immersion at Lake Itasca

Click the video below to see the Anishanaabe immersion exeperience of students from CFAN 1902 and the CFANS Dean's Engaged Leaders Program.

Workshop Focusing on Experiences of Diverse Grad Students at U of M

The CFANS Office for Diversity and Inclusion has partnered with International Student and Scholar Services and the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education to create a workshop which focuses on bridging cultural differences between faculty and graduate students of diverse and international backgrounds and creating an inclusive educational environment. The workshop utilizes clips from the video, Breaking Boundaries: Graduate Student Perspectives on Cultural and Ethnic Identity in the Academy, created by the Office for Equity and Diversity, and includes interactive activities and discussion. Departments and units who are interested in initiating or continuing a conversation on this topic should contact Emily at or 624-7953.

Diversity in the Curriculum Workshop Sessions

The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in collaboration with the CFANS Office for Diversity and Inclusion invite faculty to engage in a hands-on, workshop where they can revise syllabi or specific segments of courses to include more consideration of diversity and make their courses more attractive to diverse students on our campus. These workshops are offered on an ongoing basis. Faculty will be notified of available sessions.

Diversity and Inclusion Professional Development Small Grants Program

As a staff or faculty member of the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences, you can apply for up to $1,000 to further your learning in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, equity, and social justice. For more information visit the Professional Development Grants Program page.

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