2015 Faculty Institute Resources
Pre-Session Materials

Morning Session: Cole Hoover - Social Entrepreneurship: An Evolving Partnership Between Faculty and Community Practitioners

Afternoon Session: Dan Purdy and Heather Davidson - Creating Community through Interdisciplinary Social Entrepreneurship

Morning Session: Ken Cohen - Talking Trash: Culture, Waste, and Opportunities - From Seattle to Zanzibar

Afternoon Session: Francene Watson - Growing Community: Sustainability and Place­based Teacher Education

  • Gruenewald, D.A. & Smith, G.A. (2007). Place­based education in the global age: Local diversity. NY: Lawrence Erlbaum

Morning Session: Heather Davidson - The Empathy Emphasis: Communicating Connectedness

  • Diversity as the Norm - A discussion of the subtle normalization of diversity and how it contributes to empathic connection among people.

    Pre-session task:Before watching the clip write down your definition of diversity. After viewing, list examples of "normalized diversity" whether you have experienced, cultivated, or imagined them taking place. What does it look like; how does it feel for those affected; and how does it align with your original definition of diversity?

  • Empathy in Action

    Pre-session task:Consider the student experience on your campus and in your classroom and come prepared to discuss the following questions:
    • Do you sense an empathic connection among your students?

    • How have you seen students engage in, or retreat from activities rooted in engagement with those different from themselves?

Afternoon Session: Matt Munson, Daniel Griesbach, Melody Schneider: Tunnel of Intersections - A Campus Event To Strengthen our Diverse Community

  • Tunnels of Intersections Event

  • Readings:
    • Watt, S. K. (2013). Designing and Implementing Multicultural Initiatives: Guiding Principles. New Directions For Student Services, 2013 (144), 5­15. [retrieved from Academic Search Premier]

    • Kratkze, C., & Bertolo, M. (2013). Enhancing students cultural competence using cross­cultural experiential learning. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 20(3), 107­111