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ERIC Number: ED435870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Safe Harbor: Helping Faculty and Staff Become Allies to Students Who Need Support.
Baker, Tamara L.
This paper presents a description of Safe Harbor, a diversity and tolerance program that focuses on helping faculty and staff become allies to students who need extra support, such as domestic students of color, international students, sexual minorities, and disabled students. The program begins with a brief videotape of three students (representing international students, sexual minorities, and students of color) discussing what they need from faculty and staff. Participants are then introduced to various advocacy issues, such as confidentiality concerns and walking the fine line between supporting and pushing students to take action. With increased empathy and diversity awareness as primary goals, the next sections of the program combine exercises, readings, discussion, and information to address these issues. The final part of the program requires participants to discuss several questions that highlight diversity issues at their particular institution. After discussing issues, each small group presents their best solution for addressing a concern at the institution. To close the program, participants delineate some personal commitment to improve campus climate with respect to diversity and are awarded their Safe Harbor certificates. (Contains 15 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A