NWTC Equity Guide A guide to diversity, equity and inclusion at NWTC - Page 24
NWTC offers programs that are designed to encourage critical
thinking and foster awareness and sensitivity by facilitating
conversations and trainings that promote social justice,
enhance cultural competence and develop inclusive leaders.
Below are some of the reoccurring trainings, programs, and
experiences being created for employees and students.
Inclusively Course Series
Research studies have shown that “the academic achievement
of ethnically diverse students will improve when they are taught
through their own cultural and experiential filters.”* NWTC’s
Inclusively Course Series — Living Inclusively, Teaching Inclusively,
Serving Inclusively, and Managing Inclusively (LITISIMI) — are sessions
designed to provide employees with tools that we can use to
create that inclusive environment and increase student learning.
*Gay, G. (2002). Preparing for culturally responsive
teaching. Journal of Teacher Education, 53 (2), p. 106
Living Inclusively: The purpose is to develop the
knowledge, skills, process, and understanding
of culture and how it relates to personal
and societal history, social perception and
influence, personal values, beliefs, biases,
societal structure, local and global societies,
cultural practices, and functions and trends. All
employees are required to take this course.
Teaching Inclusively: The purpose is to develop
materials and strategies for ensuring that their
classrooms are inclusive and engage all students,
especially students of color. All benefit eligible
faculty are required to take this course.
Serving Inclusively: The purpose is to develop
policies and skills for ensuring that the campus
environment is inclusive and engages all. All benefit
eligible staff are required to take this course.
Managing Inclusively: The purpose is to continue
building upon the understanding of equity and
inclusion and to begin applying this knowledge
within a supervisor/leader role. Key components
of the curriculum include leading a multicultural
environment; developing strategies for managing
conflict; demographic data; student/alumni
feedback; identity and bias; highlights from Teaching
Inclusively and Serving Inclusively; and a capstone.