|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 17, 2011|
The New School
Tier2-2: Employee Training Opportunities
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Assistant Director for Sustainability & Energy Management
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all employees?:
A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:
The New School recently instituted a Safe Zone program, which teaches students, faculty, and staff how to provide a safe place for LGBT students. For those who are interested, there is also advanced training that teaches them to be trainers.
Similarly, in 2007, Parsons launched a comprehensive diversity initiative. The Parsons Diversity Initiative takes concrete steps to construct a socially engaged art and design institution, where students address problems extending across race, class, gender, and culture. This includes, but is not limited to, helping faculty to develop the tools to effectively teach students of diverse cultures and to design innovative and inclusive coursework that will get to the heart of current social issues.
In Spring 2010, the Office of the Provost convened members of the faculty, administration, and student body to serve on a university-wide Social Justice Committee. Their perspectives and insights will help shape the university’s efforts to promote inclusion and fairness among many social identities, life experiences, intellectual approaches, and beliefs. http://www.newschool.edu/provost/social-justice/
The website URL where information about the trainings and activities are available: