Culturally Responsive Training

The college was impressed with strategies presented at the DREAM conference for improving faculty motivation and commitment toward equity and student success. Particularly impressive were the efforts of the community college system of Hawaii. The focus on understanding the culture and needs of the community had obviously led to powerful changes within the system.

The college has already developed a successful program for introducing new faculty to the culture of our community and specific students need. The New Faculty Institute is a semester-long program that introduces faculty to equity data, student demographics, outcomes data and effective pedagogy for working with first generation students. Faculty hiring for the past two years has been extensive and the effects of the training, including Reading Across the Curriculum, are starting to be felt across campus. Each institute has culminated with the individual faculty members presenting on lessons learned and the impact on their teaching.

One of the new focuses of professional development at the college - and the district - is in the area of culturally responsive training.  Continuing on the momentum of last year, the trainings were vastly expanded in 2015-16  to a full academy consisting of five events. On average, 40 faculty and staff attended each event linking student support services, instruction, and campus environment,

ID 15698

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #15698, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

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