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A.I.M. | FAQ MORE INFORMATION INFORMATION FROM NAIS ON A.I.M.: cfee.me/AIMinfo RESOURCES FROM THIS WORKSHOP: cfee.me/AIMpres
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.
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
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
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.
Key Benefits RESET CULTURE OF DIVERSITY WORK APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY APPROACH DEMOCRATIZED VOICE OF CHANGE DATA THAT CAN BE LEVERAGED
Activity 1 SMALL GROUPS (4-6) FACILITATOR DISCUSS & REPORT BACK
Activity 1 TOPIC 1 Describe your schools strategies for promoting school-wide understanding of diversity, inclusivity, and/or multiculturalism philosophy, policies, and vision.
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?
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
A.I.M.SELF-ASSESSMENT NAIS Big Eight Cultural Identifiers: Ability Age Ethnicity Gender Race Religion Sexual Orientation Socioeconomic Status
A.I.M.SELF-ASSESSMENT Our Strategic Steps: DISCOVERY GROUP LEADERSHIP DISCOVERY GROUP FACILIATION
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.
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
"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.