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Connections 2010-2011

Events held by the DCEC during the 2010-2011 academic year

DCEC 2010 - 2011 Year-Long Theme:  Connections

dcec-forum.jpgDiverse Approaches to Diversity: A DCEC Forum on Research, Teaching & Service

April, 2011, Nittany Lion Inn

The DCEC hosted an informational and resources fair for the College of Education community on April 22.  We filled the ballroom at the Nittany Lion Inn with faculty, staff and students who shared their experiences and resources about diversity-related topics and approaches for successful research, teaching, service and workplace community.  Dr. Terrell Jones, Penn State's Vice Provost on Educational Equity spoke on the topic of "Diverse Approaches to Diversity."  With 40 displays and 150 guests, the event was lively and engaging.



IMG_595.jpgCreating Safe Environments for Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools

November, 16, 2010

The DCEC invited future teachers, school counselors and administrators to participate in a workshop designed to improve the issues of bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, families or teachers in schools. Experiences of LGBT and Ally students were shared. The workshop was sponsored by Office of Multicultural Programs, College of Education Academic Advising, and the LGBTA Student Resource Center.


DCEC Connections Workshop, October 5, 2010

image_13.jpgThe DCEC invited all members of the College of Education community to participate in a 3-hour workshop designed to understand and improve college and departmental level work on behalf of the College’s diversity and climate goals.  The sixty-plus participants were provided with information about diversity work currently on-going at the department and college levels and discussed organization and programmatic needs and goals. They worked in small groups to discuss issues, concerns and possibilities for diversity related structures and initiatives.  The input of these groups was gathered and provided to the departmental and college level committees and will be used by the college level steering committee set to convene as part of the 2010 - 2015 Framework to Foster Strategic Diversity.