Join us for a series of workshops designed to help you evaluate your existing programs, policies and procedures in an effort to create a more inclusive and equitable community reflective of Manhattanville’s mission and aspirations. Sessions will offer an overview of the topic and practical examples of work being done at Manhattanville or other institutions. This is an opportunity to learn from your colleagues and receive practical advice on how to start an audit around race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and ability.
Programs and Student Involvement
In this session participants will be presented with strategies to review programs and program outcomes to ensure access and success for our diverse student body. For this workshop programs include offerings that provide students with instructional and support services including but not limited to the First Year Program, ARC, Castle Scholars, Counseling, MAP, etc.
In this session participants will explore how policies and procedures can have unintended outcomes for different populations of students. Participants will discuss how concepts of fairness contribute to unequal experiences and hear how other institutions have begun an examination of their policies.
Manhattanville Intercultural Competency Certificate Program (MICCP)
The Manhattanville Intercultural Competency Certificate Program (MICCP), is a one-day workshop for students. The program provides an entry point for exploring difference, intercultural dialogue and embarking on a self-reflective journey into social identity construction. Structurally, the program privileges facilitated conversations over traditional teaching methods, and includes small group discussion, interactive activities, with multimedia clips that push students to think less about the Other and more about themselves, their history, and how this plays into bigger systems of oppression and privilege. Grounded in Critical Social Theories, the program uses tools such as Bobbie Haro’s “Cycle of Socialization” and Argyris and Senge’s “Ladder of Inference” to provide practical strategies to engage complex discussions.
Since its inception in August 2017, Center for Inclusion staff have facilitated four day-long MICCP workshops for students, six bi-weekly sessions for faculty, and six bi-weekly sessions for staff. To date, sixty students, ten faculty members, and 30 staff have participated in these workshops. Consistently positive feedback revealed a need for the institutionalization of the program.