|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
PAE-8: Support Programs for Under-Represented Groups
Dean of College and Chief Diversity Officer
Dean of the College
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support under-represented groups on campus?:
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the student body:
• The Americans with Disabilities Act Office (ADA) works with students who have special needs related to their learning, vision, hearing, speech, mobility, and physical and psychological health. The Office provides reasonable academic and residential accommodations for qualified students with disabilities, and assistive technology is available on campus as well. The services provided are confidential.
• International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) assist our international students, staff, and faculty by offering advising, programs, and other services as well as coordinating with the Friends of International Students host program.
• May Belle Chellis Women's Resource Center provides a welcoming space where women and men can discuss, research, and address gender issues. The center provides academic resources and general information on current events, job and internship opportunities, academic opportunities, and health issues.
• Center for Teaching, Learning & Research (CTLR) aims to design, develop, and integrate resources that enrich learning and teaching at Middlebury and to provide a locus for conversations, both within the Middlebury community and with other institutions, about excellence and innovation in a residential liberal arts education. The Center incorporates the offices of the Assistant Dean for Instruction, the First-Year Seminar Program, the College Writing Program, the Office of Learning Resources, Educational Technology, the Writing Center, Quantitative Skills Support, Peer Tutoring and Mentoring, and Undergraduate Research.
• The Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity is an interdisciplinary academic center dedicated to understanding how race and ethnicity affect human relations. The center focuses on the study of race and ethnicity and how these intersect with such aspects of human life as class, gender, sexuality, religion, and migration. The center develops academic programming for the entire community and supports scholarship and research related to these areas of study.
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the faculty:
There are no specific support groups for faculty members from under-represented groups.
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the staff:
The College offers free educational resources on paid work time to staff members who would like to improve basic skills such as reading, math, writing, ESL, and GED support. This is done on campus through VT Adult Learning. On average the College supports about 10 staff members per year and it is open to all and voluntary.
The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :
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