Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.30
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date July 31, 2012
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Sheridan College (Ontario)
PAE-T2-3: Student Training Opportunities

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Andre Plante
Director Sustainability
Finance and Administration
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Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all students?:
Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:
From Sheridan the Creative Campus September 2010
Global Perspectives Cultural Competency
The following recommendations focus on curriculum design to enhance the “internationalization” of Sheridan programs and our college community. By integrating diversity competencies and cultural immersion opportunities into programming students and faculty will be better prepared for work in a global economy.
Recommendation 21 Sheridan will develop institutional cultural competencies and will enhance these competencies by introducing such initiatives as
•The Deans Speaker Series on diversity to be hosted by the Deans of each School with inspiring and thoughtful individuals experienced or versed in various areas of diversity.
•The Faces of Sheridan Video Competition inviting students to submit videos that reflect the diversity of students, faculty, and staff through the eyes of the videographer(s).
•By fall 2010, an International Education Advisory Council will be convened. Sheridan is committed to increasing our Aboriginal awareness and outreach initiatives. The Aboriginal Awareness Committee will be reconvened to develop an institutional strategy to better serve our aboriginal community.
•Recommendation 22 Sheridan will explore the expansion of opportunities for students and faculty to participate in Cultural Immersion/Study Abroad/Exchanges. These educational opportunities will be offered in a host country to allow students and their faculty to fully engage with the host’s sites and culture. An exchange might be weeks or months in duration, involve both academic programming and value-added experiences designed to enhance student awareness of cultural differences or specific curriculum content. At times, students may work with locals to provide volunteer service to the community. The experience may be part of or an entire course for credit.

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