Tuesdays from 5:30-8:20 PM.
1. To become aware of one's own cultural identity in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ableness, faith, and socio-economic status.
2. To know and understand the 4 tools of cultural proficiency and how they prompt reflection, strengthen leadership skills, and engender cultural proficiency in one's personal and professional life.
3. to consider a life journey applying the cultural proficiency model as a guide to one's inquiry and responses to the issues inherent in an increasingly diverse global society.
To utilize various data-gathering instruments crirical to identifying and addressing existing diversity issues prevalent in school settings.
1. Class Participation: students are expected to read assigned materials and be prepared to discuss topics in class
2. Chapter/topic Reflections: Students will submitt written reflections of selected readings and/or topics.
3. Analysis/Report/Plan of District Demographics and Academic Achievement: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the possible relationships present between diversity and achievement. Students will subsequently structure a District Diversity Plan which addresses diversity issues in a selected scholl district.
4. Diversity Presentation: Each student will conduct an in-depth study of a diversity topic. The study will result in an engaging 45-60 minute multimedia presentation to the class (topic to be approved by professor). This presentation could serve as a staff development training session to a campus faculty in the future.
5. Final Exam: A final exam consisting of true/false, multiple choice, short answers and essay questions will end the semester.
6. In Class Activities: A variety of "hands on" activities will be utiized to provide students with practical learning experiences directly related to diversity issues.
Course Performance Criteria for Grade
1. Chapter/topic discussions-15%
2. Analysis/Report/Plan of District Demographics and Student Achievement-25%
3. Diversity Presentation-25%
4. Final Exam-25%
5. Class Participatio/in class activities-10%
Professor will provide rubrics for all required class requirements.
Late papers will be given partial credit dependent on the quality of the submitted assignment
Students are expected to be present for all classes. .
Students who seek to be excused from class for legitimate reasons are required to contact the professor prior to the actual date on which they will not be present.
Submittal of all assignments is not sufficient for an A in this course. Quality of work is carefully reviewed. Given the expected rigor of a graduate program, correct grammer, punctuation, and spelling are required in written work. Assignments can be submitted in either hard copy or emailed to the professor's email address. Due dates for various assignments will be determined collaboratively by class members.
It is the responsibility of the student to inform the professor of any disabling conditions which require modification of class activities.
It is expected that students who bring cell phones to class will turn their phones off at the beginning of class.It is common courtesy to refrain from answering the phone or texting during class. If you believe circumstances require your phone to be on, please discuss such circumstances with the professor.