President’s Diversity Grant
This grant is designed to encourage college employees, individually or collectively (division, department,
committee) to promote, teach, learn and plan for diversity within the college.
President’s Diversity Grant Winners 2005
Awarded $1000 each
Cultural Competency and Multicultural
Sensitivity submitted by Bailey Drechsler.
The project proposes training by Lee Mun Wah, a nationally known diversity
trainer, filmmaker, and founder of StirFry Seminars who approaches diversity
training with an emphasis on the process in interpersonal dynamics,
communication and community building. Participants for the training would
represent campus leadership from the Board of Trustees, Cabinet, administration,
managers, faculty and staff. “These participants are targeted precisely because
of the role they play in developing and implementing campus policies,
procedures, and pedagogy."
Demystifying Domestic Violence – Connection to Student Learning, Retention and Academic Success submitted by Glenda Moscoso, Vicki Sawzak and Erin MacIntyre.
The project proposes raising awareness about the scope of the problem referred to as
domestic violence and understanding the issues as related to students through
specialized training for faculty and staff on the SLO and North County
campuses. Dr. Rosa Casarez-Levinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at San
Francisco State University will be invited to present Domestic Violence:
Experiencing it, surviving it, and making a life after it with implications for
students attending community colleges. Additionally, Griselda Sanchez,
Multicultural Events Coordinator at Santa Barbara City College will be invited
to present Break the Cycle.
2004 President’s Diversity
“Tolerance, Acceptance, and Health Connections to Beliefs,
Values and Boundaries,” submitted by Allison Merzon and M.J. Basti.
Museum of Tolerance
educational material incorporated into Health Education curriculum - trip to
museum, reaction papers, journals, study groups and public display.