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The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education is now on the St. Paul Campus! Visit them in Boynton's St. Paul Clinic (1st floor Coffey Hall) Tuesdays, 8:45-12:45; 1:45-4:30 & Wednesdays, 2-4:30 -- OR by appointment -- through the end of spring semester 2014.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
4:00 – 5:30 pm
125 Coffey Hall
The CFANS Office for Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Department of Forest Resources and Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology invites you to attend a panel discussion offering insight and information on how to best support students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Non-apparent disabilities on our campus. Three guest presenters will help guide this discussion: Jody Van Ness, Eye Box Tool Inc; Lisa King, Higher Education and Autism Spectrum Inc, and Megan Boyd, University of Minnesota Disability Services.
This event offers faculty and staff supportive and vital information to enhance the learning environment. Please use the following link https://cfans.wufoo.com/forms/workshop-registration-form/ and let us know of your interest by March 1st, 2014
This fall the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences kicked off a new initiative that focuses on enhancing intercultural competence and the ability to effectively work across difference in all CFANS undergraduates. This multi-year initiative is currently focused on first-year students and 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 all CFANS first-year students, facilitation of sessions in orientation courses that focus on building cross cultural competency, awareness of the unequal impact of difference and employing multiple cultural perspectives. To support this effort, the college has created an online learning tutorial, met with all CFANS orientation classes and is working with faculty in various disciplines to integrate intercultural content into their courses. More information about this initiative will be available soon.
Resources are available for supervisors to assist in building diversity goals into the performance review process. Visit the following links:
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. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
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.
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.