McDaniel College Office ofDiversity and Multicultural Affairs
Why diversity is important atMcDaniel College…“Don’t worry honey. You won’t have to worry about that office.”“There was a program on race and at the end of it there was ahomophobic joke.”“Diversity just happens.” ”Theres a lot of effort now to make sure that everyone isrepresented."
Civic Learning Outcomes and Workforce Expectations:Percentages of employers who want colleges to “Place more emphasis” on essential learning outcomes• Civic knowledge, participation, and engagement…52%• The role of the US in the world… 57%• Cultural diversity in the US and abroad… 57%• Global issues…65%• Science and technology…70%• Intercultural competence…71%• Complex problem solving…75%• Ethical decision making…75%• Applied knowledge in real-world settings…79%• Critical thinking and analytic reasoning…81%Source: Data from Hart Research Associates, 2010 (accessed from A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracies Future written by The National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement, 2012)
Why this matters to me…• Roots in Westminster, MD (since 1820…) – So, I have been doing diversity work since 1976 (Yes! Since I was 4 years old!)• First-hand experience of immersion in many diverse cultures – Have lived in PG County and traveled throughout Latin America – Non-profit work in Washington, DC with marginalized communities and in CCPS as Spanish Language & Culture Instructor• Connection and commitment to McDaniel College since 1992• My step-daughter is a member of the class of 2015!
Areas of Specific focus:• Student support and advocacy – Programs, guidance and assistance for underrepresented students: often one-on-one. – Support and coordination of multicultural student organizations.• Collaborative work on campus and throughout the community – Unique programming and resources to promote multicultural awareness and understanding within the larger campus community and beyond.• Resources to students, faculty and staff in their efforts on behalf of diversity and multiculturalism.• Support with recruitment and retention efforts.
Mentoring Program Kwanzaa CelebrationSankofa ~ We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today. (Akhan, Ghana)
Multicultural Events First-year student Orientation The Color Orange New Faces of America Mohammed Bilal and Josh “BOAC” Goldstein(10 steps towards the path of cross-cultural communication and understanding)
Violinis tC helsey eed The Po megranate S Green Safe Zone Ally Trainin gBroesler School Irish Dancers
Diversity Week• Designed to bring attention and awareness to issues concerning a variety of communities on campus and beyond.• Focus on diversity and issues of justice.
Students in ActionUnity Day Alumni Networking Dinner Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Capoiera participation Holi Celebration
Collaborative Partners throughout the community
Questions? Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Lower Level of Decker College Center (across from Englar Dining Hall) Walk-in or call 410.857.2791 www.mcdaniel.edu/diversity Mahlia Joyce - firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a human kindness” ~ Seneca