Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.98
Liaison Alan Torvie
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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Rio Salado College
Tier2-3: Student Training Opportunities

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Elizabeth Cole-Fay
Director of Community Partnership Program
Community Development
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Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all students?:

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

Inclusiveness is a core value of Rio Salado College. Through living our values, Rio Salado College creates a climate of high expectations for the success of our current and future students, clients, and employees.

Throughout the year, Rio Salado offers a number of brown bag lunch meetings that explore diversity and inclusiveness. Subject matter experts are brought in from the community to lead the sessions, and all employees and students are welcome to attend. The meetings are recorded and linked to the Rio employee portal so they can be accessed at a later date for those who are unable to attend the in-person event. The activities and trainings are all non-credit courses.

Additional trainings offered to students include:

• Introduction to Eastern Religions: Quantum Spirituality
• Navajo Storytelling Session
• Introduction to Kabbalah
• Through the Eyes of a Gringa - Eight Weeks in Peru and Ecuador
• Introduction to Buddhism

Diversity Infusion Program, Student Internship Program: This program allows students to participate with faculty in the activities of the Diversity Infusion Program. The Diversity Infusion Program enhances the ability of faculty to create an inclusive learning and teaching environment that promotes positive change on both individual and social levels through the infusion of diversity into the curriculum. The internship is designed to help students improve their leadership, diversity, learning, communication, and interpersonal skills. Students also receive a scholarship for participating. Students can participate in the internship for one or two semesters.

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