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ERIC Number: EJ775337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Building Authentic Intergroup Dialogue on Campus: Living a Commitment to Shared Governance and Career Path Development through the Full Inclusion of All Members of the University Community
Clark, Christine
Multicultural Education, v11 n2 p55-58 Win 2003
The University of Maryland's Intergroup Dialogue and Leadership Program (IDLP) is coordinated by the Office of Human Relations Programs (OHRP), an arm of the Office of the President. Because of this organizational location, OHRP has campus-wide scope which has been foundational to its ability to adapt the Intergroup Dialogue Program (IDP) component of its IDLP from a student-focused initiative toward meeting the needs that staff at all levels on campus have expressed for intergroup dialogue. In responding to this expressed need over the last three years, OHRP has piloted a Black/Latina/o or "Group-Specific" Intergroup Dialogue for housekeeping staff at the university, as well as a Women of Color Story Circle Intergroup Dialogue for administrative assistants on campus, which are both discussed in this article. In the effort to address issues raised by these groups by systematically addressing the reasons most often offered to explain and even rationalize them, a draft "Policy Resolution on Full Inclusion of All Staff into the University Community" was recently developed. This resolution sets forth a three-tiered approach through which non-exempt staff may be afforded fuller access to participation in the shared governance and career path development within the university. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland