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ERIC Number: EJ1138615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0143
Got Privilege? An Honors Capstone Activity on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bahls, Patrick; Chapman, Reid
Honors in Practice, v13 p89-105 2017
In May 2013, Patrick Bahls, director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Asheville's honors program, was a participant in a multi-day workshop sponsored by the university's Diversity Action Council. The goal of the workshop, led by off-campus experts commissioned by the university, was to help educate faculty and staff on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and to foster conversations on these topics among these members of the university community. The workshop had several positive outcomes, which included facilitating faculty/staff interactions and fostering a sense of university-wide community as participants worked together to explore identity, intersectionality, and other issues related to diversity in the academic setting. Most importantly, the workshop served as the genesis for a class activity that was piloted in the fall 2013 semester. The workshop activity discussed in this article can be implemented on campuses with modifications to accommodate local needs. The authors provide a brief overview of the literature on practices designed to improve students' understanding of diversity issues; a description of the activity and its logistical details; an examination of the students' reactions; and future plans for the activity on campus at UNC Asheville.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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