ERIC Number: ED415791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Learning at Home and Abroad.
This report describes a three-year project to establish and staff a new office at Colgate University (New York), the Office of Intercultural Resources (OIR), to originate and implement programs to build bridges between Colgate's intercultural and multicultural programs. OIR staff worked with students who studied abroad, international students, minority group students, and faculty and staff in various programs, including pre-departure and re-entry workshops for students studying abroad; had dialogues with faculty members responsible for courses in social, behavioral, and political sciences; developed educational and cross-cultural resources; and supported students, staff, and faculty projects with a multicultural or international focus. In addition to workshops, dialogues, lectures, and outreach, the project produced an annotated bibliography of recent titles on multiculturalism; "The Critical Incidents Workbook," a cross-cultural training guide for students planning to study abroad, and a course on understanding culture through intercultural sensitivity, communication, and effectiveness. Appended are the resource guide, the training guide, and the sensitivity course syllabus. (JLS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Consciousness Raising, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Programs, International Educational Exchange, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Simulation, Study Abroad, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colgate Univ., Hamilton, NY.