October 16th Session: Inclusive Classrooms

"Tell me and I'll forget, teach me and I'll remember, involve me and I will learn" -Benjamin Franklin   The next theme for discussion is inclusive classrooms, according to the Yale Center of Teaching and Learning inclusive classrooms can be defined as, "...an environment where all students feel supported intellectually and academically, and are extended … Continue reading October 16th Session: Inclusive Classrooms

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September 18th: Session Summary

Thank you for those of you who attended our first Provisions session on September 18th! Notes from September 18th Session Introductions Definitions of cultural competence and inclusive classrooms Facilitators present Amanda Bastiani- Associate Director of Violence Prevention Katlyn Farnum, PhD.- Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology Discussion of data collection from 2017-2018 Undergraduate EverFi survey responses. … Continue reading September 18th: Session Summary

Welcome Back! September 18th Session

"We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams." -Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States   The first theme of our fall semester sessions is cultural competence. According to Cross et al. cultural competence can be defined as "...a set of congruent … Continue reading Welcome Back! September 18th Session

April 17th Session Summary “A Community of Caring Citizens”

  Our final Provisions session of the 2017-2018 academic year explored the topic of “A Community of Caring Citizens.” Our first presenter was Joan Horgan. “Community...Caring...Citizens…” How do we put all of these words together and make the most out of them? Asking students these 2 questions: When do you feel most alive? What breaks … Continue reading April 17th Session Summary “A Community of Caring Citizens”

April 17th Session: Creating a Community of Caring Citizens

Image found here. “The College of Saint Rose community engages highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students in rigorous educational experiences. In the progressive tradition of the founding Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we welcome men and women from all religious and cultural backgrounds. In addition to developing their intellectual capacities, students have the opportunity … Continue reading April 17th Session: Creating a Community of Caring Citizens

March 27th Session Summary: “Creating a Diverse Learning Community”

  Our second Provisions session of the 2018 Spring Semester explored the topic of "Creating a Diverse Learning Community." Our first presenter was Janet Acker who spoke about making your classroom environment a "safe space."  This included looking back on an experience including a difficult conversation that escaped the safe space of the classroom. While Janet … Continue reading March 27th Session Summary: “Creating a Diverse Learning Community”

March 27th Session: “Creating a Diverse Learning Community”

Image found here.   “Everyone in my high school looked and acted like one another…At college I gravitated to other kids like me. My best friends were similarly the first in their families to go to college. I think we bonded because we felt different — we were different — from students whose parents had … Continue reading March 27th Session: “Creating a Diverse Learning Community”