2014 Faculty Learning Community, CSU East Bay Faculty in Residence: Dennis Chester & Silvina Ituarte Participants: Margaret Harris, Dawna Komorosky, Mike Massey, & Sarah Taylor Graduates of CSUEB will be able to: • think critically and creatively and apply analytical and quantitative reasoning to address complex challenges and everyday problems; • communicate ideas, perspectives, and values clearly and persuasively while listening openly to others; • apply knowledge of diversity and multicultural competencies to promote equity and social justice in our communities; • work collaboratively and respectfully as members and leaders of diverse teams and communities; • act responsibly and sustainably at local, national, and global levels; • demonstrate expertise and integration of ideas, methods, theory and practice in a specialized discipline of study. • Knowledge, skills and dispositions to create and contribute to inclusive and just communities • Recognize and understand impacts of group and individual differences on self and society • Interact openly and respectfully with individuals across the full range of human diversity including race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability Adapted from: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/faculty/senate/committees/capr/11-12-documents/ilofinal-draft.pdf Competencies that address diversity and multiculturalism include: • considering all cultures and groups as worthy of respect; understanding how culture and experiences shape perspectives • working in diverse groups effectively, respectfully, with sensitivity • recognizing their own biases and stereotypes and seeing issues and actions from different perspectives than their own • identifying injustice and developing strategies for addressing injustice • developing their sense of global citizenship • building coalitions with those who are different from themselves Adapted from: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/faculty/senate/committees/capr/11-12documents/ilo-final-draft.pdf • Clarify the institution’s expectations for student competencies in the area of diversity, equity, social justice and global perspectives • Enhance faculty capacity to assess those competencies • Identify strategies and pedagogies to develop diversity competencies • Promote and sustain creative and scholarly approaches to diversity and multicultural competence • Contribute to the ongoing enrichment of a Culture of Assessment • Investigating theoretical basis for similar rubrics • Gathering and reviewing rubrics from other institutions • Drafting CSUEB rubric • Intensive discussion, iteration, and editing • Advocacy and Engagement: Using attitudes, skills and knowledge; to bring about social change in institutionally embedded matters of privilege (Oregon). • Culture: All knowledge and values shared by a group (IKCVR). • Cultural Humility: A lifelong process of self-reflection, self-critique, and commitment to understanding and respecting different points of view, and engaging with others (Rubric). • Cultural Rules and Biases: Boundaries within which an individual operates in order to feel a sense of belonging to a society or group, based on the values shared by the society or group (IKCVR). • Cultural Self-Awareness: Possessing knowledge of self and others and recognizing one’s position in, and among, groups. • Diverse Individuals or Groups: Individuals and groups representing parts of society that may be marginalized based on certain characteristics including race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, socioeconomic status, health, and mental health (Rubric). • Leadership: The process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task or goal (Oregon). • World View: The ways in which we make sense and meaning of the world around us. Largely unconscious, individual worldviews are constellated from the scores of idiosyncratic relationships we each have to our bodies, our families, our communities, our culture, our time, and to the natural world around us (adapted from http://education.jhu.edu/PD/newhorizons/Journals/Winter2011/Schlitz). Application Attitude / Knowledge Disposition Description: Socio-cultural diversity competencies are characterized by the ability to recognize and understand the rich and complex ways that group and individual differences and interactions influence self and society. Students will develop the capacity to interact openly and respectfully with individuals, particularly marginalized individuals, across the full range of human diversity including race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, socioeconomic status, health, and mental health. Criteria Inadequately - 1 Minimally - 2 Adequately - 3 Fully - 4 Inadequately demonstrates Fully demonstrates awareness of one’s own Cultural self- awareness awareness of one’s own Minimally demonstrates awareness Adequately demonstrates awareness of assumptions, judgments, stereotypes and/or (possessing knowledge of self and assumptions, judgments, of one's own assumptions, judgments the influence of one’s own assumptions, biases about self and diverse individuals and others and recognizing one's position stereotypes, and/or biases about stereotypes, and/or biases about judgments, stereotypes, and/or biases groups. Demonstrates ability to assess the in, and among, groups) self and diverse individuals and self and diverse individuals and during interactions with diverse impact of assumptions, judgments, and/or groups. groups. individuals and groups. biases. Openness to personal growth and Inadequately seeks opportunities Minimally seeks opportunities to Adequately seeks opportunities to learn Fully seeks opportunities to learn and integrate cultural humility. A lifelong process of to learn more about diverse learn more about diverse and broaden understanding of diverse experiences that broaden understanding of self-reflection, self-critique, and individuals and groups. individuals and groups. individuals and groups. Begins to diverse individuals and groups. Initiates, commitment to understanding and initiate, engage, develop, and value engages, develops, and values interactions with respecting different points of view, interactions with diverse individuals individuals and diverse groups. and engaging with others. and groups. Inadequately demonstrates Minimally demonstrates some Adequately articulates understanding Fully demonstrates and articulates understanding Worldview (obtaining knowledge of understanding of social, relational, understanding of social, relational, of social, relational, and other dynamics of social, relational, and other dynamics of one's self and others) and other dynamics related to and other dynamics important to important to one’s own worldview, and own worldview and that of diverse individuals one's own worldview, or the one’s own worldview, and the the worldviews of diverse individuals and groups. Demonstrates understanding of the worldviews of diverse individuals worldviews of diverse individuals or or groups. impact of assumptions, judgments, stereotypes or groups. groups. and/or biases related to one’s own viewpoint and that of diverse individuals and groups. Can identify intercultural experience from one's own viewpoint and that of diverse individuals and groups. Skills (using knowledge of self and others to improve relationships between diverse individuals and groups). Advocacy & Engagement (integrating & translating knowledge & skills into action) Inadequately demonstrates an understanding of the differences in verbal and non-verbal communication when working with diverse individuals or groups. Struggles to negotiate an understanding of the perspective of others. Views the experience of others only through one's own cultural view. Inadequately demonstrates behaviors or takes part in activities that support diverse individuals and groups. Is unaware of or ignores injustice and inequality. Minimally demonstrates limited understanding of the differences in verbal and non-verbal communication when working with diverse individuals or groups. Is aware that misunderstandings can occur based on those differences, but is still unable to negotiate a shared understanding. Identifies components of other perspectives but responds in all situations with own world view. Minimally demonstrates behaviors or takes part in activities that support diverse individuals and groups. Can identify injustice and inequality. Adequately demonstrates an understanding of the differences in verbal and non-verbal communication when working with diverse individuals or groups. Recognizes the multiple dimensions of the perspectives of others and begins to negotiate a shared understanding based on those differences in interactions. Fully demonstrates an understanding of the differences in verbal and non-verbal communication when working with diverse individuals and groups. Skillfully negotiates a shared understanding of differences and assesses the influence of incorporating multiple and diverse perspectives. Adequately demonstrates behaviors and takes part in activities that support diverse individuals and groups and that encourage positive change. Can identify injustice, and develop strategies to challenge injustice and inequality. Fully demonstrates behaviors and initiates actions that support diverse individuals and groups, and that assess and seek to improve institutional structures. Can identify injustice, develop strategies, and take action that challenge and address injustice and inequality . Attitude / Disposition Sample Attitude / Disposition Measurement within the Rubric Description: Socio-cultural diversity competencies are characterized by the ability to recognize and understand the rich and complex ways that group and individual differences and interactions influence self and society. Students will develop the capacity to interact openly and respectfully with individuals, particularly marginalized individuals, across the full range of human diversity including race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, socioeconomic status, health, and mental health. Criteria Inadequately - 1 Minimally - 2 Adequately - 3 Fully - 4 Fully demonstrates Inadequately Minimally Adequately awareness of one’s demonstrates demonstrates demonstrates Cultural selfawareness of awareness of awareness of the own assumptions, awareness one’s own one's own influence of one’s judgments, stereotypes (possessing assumptions, assumptions, own assumptions, and/or biases about knowledge of self self and diverse judgments, judgments judgments, and others and individuals and groups. stereotypes, stereotypes, stereotypes, recognizing one's Demonstrates ability to and/or biases and/or biases and/or biases position in, and about self and about self and during interactions assess the impact of among, groups) assumptions, diverse individuals diverse individuals with diverse judgments, and/or and groups. and groups. individuals and biases. groups. Typical Student Responses As Examples for Using the Rubric Inadequately demonstrates - "At this point in my life [at age 23], I can honestly say I have worked with all kinds of people and would have no problem working with anyone." Minimally demonstrates - "I might need to work on my knowledge of the Latino community by learning to speak Spanish." Adequately demonstrates - "I have worked with a wide variety of people, but I am always trying to learn more so I can be a more effective social worker." Fully demonstrates - "I strive to be a white ally to people of color and strive to be open and honest with myself about my limitations. I take responsibility for learning as much as I can about cultures that differ from my own, and appreciate every opportunity to engage with diverse individuals so that I can continue to grow in this area." • • • • • • • CRJA 3100 - Correctional Systems CRJA 4730 - Restorative Justice EDLD 6000 - Introduction to Educational Leadership EDLD 6400 - Instructional Leadership EDLD 6550 - School Site Leadership and Organizational Behavior ENSC 2800 - Environmental Problems in California SW 6959 - Integrative Seminar • Integrative seminar for MSW students • Each section has a unique focus based on mutual instructor and student interest • Students must complete an advocacy-oriented project in collaboration with key stakeholders. The grade is based on the applied work in the field, as well as on a final paper documenting the work, reviewing literature in the advocacy area, applying theory to the advocacy area, and describing the social work values and ethics relevant to the advocacy area. • Final assignment involves demonstration of mastery across all MSW Program Learning Outcomes. • Values and Ethics: Uphold the core values and ethical principles and standards of the social work profession as codified in the National Association of Social Worker’s Code of Ethics. • Professional Use of Self: Conduct oneself autonomously in the professional social work role, including understanding personal values and biases and knowing their impact on clients, engaging in ongoing development of professional knowledge and skills, and exercising use of self in order to engage and collaborate effectively. • Critical Thinking and Theory for Practice: Use critical thinking skills in the analysis and synthesis of information, including in the application of evidence-based practice and theoretical material and in modifying intervention plans as needed. • Advocacy: Advocate for clients, groups and communities in complex cultural, social and political situations. • Diversity: Act with self-awareness and knowledge of diverse populations, with the commitment of providing culturally competent service (cultural humility). • Communication: Communicate effectively orally and in writing across diverse client and social services systems. • Assist in development, pilot implementation, and evaluation of a module on LGBTQ sensitivity to be used at undergraduate firstyear student orientation. • Assist in reinvigorating and reinstating the former LGBTQ Student Organization • Assist in development, pilot implementation, and evaluation of a pamphlet that would be given to all faculty, students, and staff on LGBTQ terminology and sensitivity • Collaborate with the CSUEB Diversity Center in developing and piloting a program evaluation toolkit that can used at LGBTQspecific events, as well as other types of events and trainings led by the Diversity Center.