ERIC Number: ED366361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Golden West College Intercultural Center.
Nunez-Cronk, Brunilda; Willoughby, Donna
In response to the increasing diversity of the student population at Golden West Community College, in California, the the Intercultural Center (IC) was established in 1989 to enhance campus-wide awareness of cultural diversity through services to immigrant and international students and the campus community. An Intercultural Task Force was first created involving members from all areas of the campus. Task Force members developed the IC mission statement and major goals, conducted a survey of the campus community which indicated strong support for the mission and goals, and planned supporting activities. The IC opened in October 1989 providing assistance for international students on schoolwork, English pronunciation, or other language skills through volunteer peer counselors; audio tapes for advanced English-as-a-Second-Language instruction; modules and workshops on international education; assistance for faculty and staff working with international students; information on study abroad programs; resource materials on cultural and intercultural issues; and classroom materials for content instruction and writing assignments. Additional projects included the preparation of a manual identifying common misperceptions of a variety of cultures and speakers and workshops on cultural sensitivity in the first year of operation, and the reception of exchange students and the preparation of print and television promotional materials during the second year. A sample brochure and newsletter are appended. (BCY)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Enrichment, Cultural Exchange, Diversity (Institutional), Intercultural Programs, Learning Resources Centers, Multicultural Education, Peer Teaching, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Social Support Groups, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Golden West College CA
Note: Paper presented at the Western Regional Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (Los Angeles, CA, November 5-6, 1993).