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ERIC Number: ED356021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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A Cultural Diversity Plan.
Ballobin, Kathryn; And Others
In 1991, the Platte Campus of Central Community College (CCC) in Columbus, Nebraska, received a Beacon Grant to work with nine other colleges to promote cultural/work force diversity at the colleges and produce measurable results. The goals of the project were to expand programs to accommodate leadership diversity, design innovative staff development programs, develop personnel practices to enhance the recruitment and retention of women and minorities, provide in-service training in using curriculum components and classroom techniques that foster multicultural sensitivity, and disseminate information about project activities widely. The Platte Cultural Diversity Task Force Committee was formed to encourage campus-wide participation and support, educate campus leaders, and coordinate activities with other campuses. During 1991-92, the committee sponsored a variety of activities, including an area-wide meeting to explain the goals of the Beacon project; a series of lunches featuring traditional foods from various cultures; teleconferences on "Cultural Diversity in Teacher Preparation and Assessment" and "Sexual Harassment"; a screening of three films on women leaders in business; and the formation of a student task force on multicultural diversity. On October 29, 1992, 330 CCC staff members attended a one-day in-service program on diversity focusing primarily on inappropriate behaviors vis-a-vis diverse students/staff and legal concerns. In fall 1992, the Cultural Diversity Task Force became a permanent part of the Platte Campus Advisory and Communication System. Its plans are to encourage the development of different teaching styles, educate the campus community about diversity issues, and promote a proactive role in the recruitment and retention of a diverse population of employees and students. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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