Background
About Us                SHARONI LITTLE               slittle@marshall.usc.edu             MONIQUE SHERMAN   msherman@curti...
A.I.M. | FAQ               MORE INFORMATION  INFORMATION FROM NAIS ON A.I.M.: cfee.me/AIMinfo  RESOURCES FROM THIS WORKSHO...
A.I.M. | FAQ                      What is A.I.M.?   Comprehensive assessment tool   Engages your school community   Evalua...
A.I.M. | FAQ               How can you use AIM?   Stand-alone exercise orchestrated by committee   Part of a larger self-s...
A.I.M. | FAQ              How can A.I.M. help schools?   Determine progress in meeting goals   Identify current initiative...
A.I.M. | FAQ                How does AIM work?  Comprehensive assessment process  Takes up to one year to complete  Commit...
Key Benefits     RESET CULTURE OF DIVERSITY WORK     APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY APPROACH     DEMOCRATIZED VOICE OF CHANGE      D...
Activity 1
Activity 1             SMALL GROUPS (4-6)                FACILITATOR         DISCUSS & REPORT BACK
Activity 1                      TOPIC 1         Describe your schools strategies    for promoting school-wide understandin...
Activity 1                    TOPIC 2          How does the school support  non-teaching administrative and support staff ...
A.I.M.SELF-ASSESSMENT                    Discovery Committees:                  School governance and leadership          ...
A.I.M.SELF-ASSESSMENT           NAIS Big Eight Cultural Identifiers:                            Ability                   ...
A.I.M.SELF-ASSESSMENT                  Our Strategic Steps:            DISCOVERY GROUP LEADERSHIP            DISCOVERY GRO...
Activity 2
Activity 2                 4 PROMPTS    1. Completely Disagree    2. Disagree    3. Neutral (Neither Agree nor Disagree)  ...
Activity 2                         PROMPTS    A. The school takes action to create a diverse    enrollment.    B. Athletic...
A.I.M.CLIMATE SURVEY                 AIM Online Climate Survey      Engages your community with confidential online survey...
Activity 2
Outcomes
Outcomes  CURTIS PROCESS FOR GENERATING RESULTS       SHARING WITH CONSTITUENTS           LEVERAGING ACTION            GOA...
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"             from Curtis Schools AIM Report       New Diversity Mission StatementCurtis School i...
Long Range Strategic Plan
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
"INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
Q&A
Contact                   SHARONI LITTLE            slittle@marshall.usc.edu           MONIQUE SHERMANmsherman@curtisschoo...
AIMing for Inclusion (#PoCC Workshop C-4)
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AIMing for Inclusion with the NAIS Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism

NAIS People of Color Conference 2012
Houston, Texas

Sharoni Little, Monique Sherman, & Chris Thinnes

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AIMing for Inclusion (#PoCC Workshop C-4)

  1. 1. Background
  2. 2. About Us SHARONI LITTLE slittle@marshall.usc.edu MONIQUE SHERMAN msherman@curtisschool.org | @MoniqueRenee21 CHRIS THINNES cthinnes@curtisschool.org | @CurtisCFEE
  3. 3. A.I.M. | FAQ MORE INFORMATION INFORMATION FROM NAIS ON A.I.M.: cfee.me/AIMinfo RESOURCES FROM THIS WORKSHOP: cfee.me/AIMpres
  4. 4. A.I.M. | FAQ What is A.I.M.? Comprehensive assessment tool Engages your school community Evaluating inclusivity and multiculturalism Delivers tangible results Strategically plan for building and sustaining inclusive independent school communities.
  5. 5. A.I.M. | FAQ How can you use AIM? Stand-alone exercise orchestrated by committee Part of a larger self-study for accreditation purposes Data-gathering element for strategic planning
  6. 6. A.I.M. | FAQ How can A.I.M. help schools? Determine progress in meeting goals Identify current initiatives Encourage participation of all groups Facilitate meaningful dialogue Provide benchmarking opportunities Support a positive community experience
  7. 7. A.I.M. | FAQ How does AIM work? Comprehensive assessment process Takes up to one year to complete Commitment of the entire school community Leads to real, tangible data on where your school stands and how it can become more inclusive. Two parts: Self-Assessment and Online Climate Survey.
  8. 8. Key Benefits RESET CULTURE OF DIVERSITY WORK APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY APPROACH DEMOCRATIZED VOICE OF CHANGE DATA THAT CAN BE LEVERAGED
  9. 9. Activity 1
  10. 10. Activity 1 SMALL GROUPS (4-6) FACILITATOR DISCUSS & REPORT BACK
  11. 11. Activity 1 TOPIC 1 Describe your schools strategies for promoting school-wide understanding of diversity, inclusivity, and/or multiculturalism philosophy, policies, and vision.
  12. 12. Activity 1 TOPIC 2 How does the school support non-teaching administrative and support staff in achieving a sense of being a fully accepted, affirmed, and empowered member of the school community?
  13. 13. A.I.M.SELF-ASSESSMENT Discovery Committees: School governance and leadership Policy and administration Admissions, including financial aid Faculty/Teacher Teaching and learning Student life School publications and environment Staff involvement and life Parent/guardian involvement Alumni involvement and investment
  14. 14. A.I.M.SELF-ASSESSMENT NAIS Big Eight Cultural Identifiers: Ability Age Ethnicity Gender Race Religion Sexual Orientation Socioeconomic Status
  15. 15. A.I.M.SELF-ASSESSMENT Our Strategic Steps: DISCOVERY GROUP LEADERSHIP DISCOVERY GROUP FACILIATION
  16. 16. Activity 2
  17. 17. Activity 2 4 PROMPTS 1. Completely Disagree 2. Disagree 3. Neutral (Neither Agree nor Disagree) 4. Agree 5. Completely Agree FILL OUT, TEAR OFF, SHARE
  18. 18. Activity 2 PROMPTS A. The school takes action to create a diverse enrollment. B. Athletic programs at this school provide an opportunity for all students to feel included. C. Diversity in the curriculum is important to excellence in the education provided by the school. D. Faculty and administrators reflect the diversity of the student body.
  19. 19. A.I.M.CLIMATE SURVEY AIM Online Climate Survey Engages your community with confidential online survey Constituency groups feedback on climate and culture AIM delivers summarized survey results Easy-to-digest format for planning, training, programming
  20. 20. Activity 2
  21. 21. Outcomes
  22. 22. Outcomes CURTIS PROCESS FOR GENERATING RESULTS SHARING WITH CONSTITUENTS LEVERAGING ACTION GOALS FROM HERE
  23. 23. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
  24. 24. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
  25. 25. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
  26. 26. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
  27. 27. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
  28. 28. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES" from Curtis Schools AIM Report New Diversity Mission StatementCurtis School is committed to fostering a diversecommunity of students, employees, and families; tosupporting an inclusive environment for all childrenand adults; to developing the cross-culturalcompetency of all its constituents; and to valuingthe influence of a wide range of experiences andbackgrounds in our curriculum, programs, andinteractions as members of a learning community.
  29. 29. Long Range Strategic Plan
  30. 30. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
  31. 31. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
  32. 32. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
  33. 33. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
  34. 34. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
  35. 35. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
  36. 36. "INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES"from Curtis Schools AIM Report
  37. 37. Q&A
  38. 38. Contact SHARONI LITTLE slittle@marshall.usc.edu MONIQUE SHERMANmsherman@curtisschool.org | @MoniqueRenee21 CHRIS THINNES cthinnes@curtisschool.org | @CurtisCFEE Resources WORKSHOP: cfee.me/AIMpres FROM NAIS: cfee.me/AIMinfo

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