What do we/I want students to know? …to think?…to do?
Intersectionality theory — for connecting race, class, age, ability; how people are defined by different categories
Empathy — know our audience
Objective culture — artifacts
Subjective culture — concepts and behavior
Practices and practices — symbols, heroes, rituals, values
Etics (from phonetic; culture general) and Emics (phonemic; culture specificof culture, Pike
Advising international students
-Prescriptive to developmental advising model
-Appreciative advising — disarm, discover, dream, design, deliver, don’t settle; J. Bloom (2008)
U Mass Stonewall Centers
Disability and Diversity
No Disabilities Studies program in Virginia; possible focus for UMW.
Are students becoming self advocates?
Frame conversations with students around learning needs, not disabilities.
Universal design — anticipating diversity and accommodation
UMD ODEC (Office of Diversity Education and Compliance, partnered with CoE)
Assessment of multicultural issues in classroom — rubric available
Words of Engagement — 1 to 3 credits; different groups; course; tough subjects; intergroup dialogue
Partnership for Curriculum Development — intensive two-week institute for faculty; $3000-5000 per faculty member