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 community members. All benefit eligible staff will be 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.
iRespect Certification Levels
iRespect! Education Levels certification is available to full/part-time staff & faculty at NWTC who are interested in supporting, leading and/or growing NWTC’s commitment to equity & inclusion. Participation is voluntary & simply a way to package & recognize your efforts & commitment to an inclusive NWTC. Learn more »