Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.09
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2011
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Raritan Valley Community College
PAE-T2-2: Employee Training Opportunities

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Richeleen Dashield
Dean of Multicultural Affairs
Office of Multicultural Affairs
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Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all employees?:

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

 New York City Tolerance Center program
Annually, Raritan Valley Community College invites new employees and students to participate in the New York City Tolerance Center program. The New York City Tolerance Center is a professional development multi-media training facility. The program was conducted to provide RVCC faculty, staff and students participants with an intense educational and experiential daylong training program on cultural competence. Through interactive workshops, exhibits, and videos, individuals explored issues of prejudice, diversity, tolerance, and cooperation in the workplace and in the community. In addition, the evaluation instrument asked each participant to provide comments to several questions. Based on the evidence collected to evaluate the program, the findings clearly indicated that the presenters met the objectives of the program and the quality and content of the program was relevant to the participants.
Coordinator: Richeleen Dashield, Dean of Multicultural Affairs

 Martin Luther King Day “Civility in the Classroom”
As part of the annual celebration of MLK Day of Service, the college was proud to conduct a training program on civility in the classroom for our adjunct faculty during faculty reporting day (orientation). Incivility is disruptive behavior that shows disrespect or disregard for the instructor and fellow student. Using the lessons learned from Martin Luther King’s life, adjunct faculty were provided with tools that promote civility in the classroom. These tools included faculty role modeling, understanding diverse student expectations, instituting cooperative learning strategies, and partnering with student services. We believe that MLK is a wonderful role model of civility.
Coordinator: Richeleen Dashield, Dean of Multicultural Affairs

The website URL where information about the trainings and activities are available:

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