ERIC Number: ED363376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Great Plains Beacon.
Simpson, Mary-Margaret, Ed.
v1 n1-4 1991-92, v2 n1-3 1992-93
The 7 newsletter issues presented here review the efforts of 10 Midwestern community colleges to achieve greater leadership diversity on their campuses. Called Beacon projects (or collectively, the Beacon Project) after the grant that provided the funding for these efforts, the projects described cover a wide range of approaches. Among them are the following: (1) the development of a directory of diversity-related resources compiled by Austin Community College (ACC); (2) the development of racial harassment policy at Front Range Community College (FRCC); (3) staff development efforts to enhance cultural sensitivity at Metro-Kansas City Community College; (4) a 10-site audio conference for Beacon program staff; (5) a workshop at MCC on sexual orientation; (6) a teleconference on leadership diversity; (7) establishment of a Diversity Contribution Award at FRCC; (8) a gender workshop at Kirkwood Community College; (9) a workshop on sexual harassment, cultural diversity, and affirmative action sponsored by Western Iowa Technical Community College; (10) a staff survey on diversity conducted by ACC; (11) adoption of a formal statement on diversity at Central Community College; (12) a Native American conference co-sponsored by Western Nebraska Community College; and (13) pre- and post-project surveys to assess the diversity "climate" on the 10 Beacon Project campuses. (PAA)
Descriptors: Administrators, Affirmative Action, Attitude Change, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Faculty Development, Leadership Training, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Teacher Integration, Teacher Workshops, Teleconferencing, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Community Coll., Omaha, NE. Clearinghouse for Exemplary Practices in Leadership Diversity.