Being here has allowed me to engage with students I would never have met in my hometown—students from China, India, Nigeria, and other countries all across the world. Talking with them and learning about their backgrounds has been one of my favorite parts of college. What's your favorite multicultural celebration on campus? CORE is an overnight program for high-achieving high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds.
Read on for updates from in each area. In a sub-group of the Board worked on this recommendation, tracking current board demographics, and setting measurable, time-bound goals to recruit and nominate greater numbers of leaders from priority demographics.
Inthe Board reviewed the implementation of CRASH recommendations related to Governance, and identified opportunities for strengthening governance oversight, including transitioning to a two-year term for Chair. This proposal has been brought to the Membership through a ballot initiative, and we eagerly await the input of our membership.
The board piloted a peer mentoring system inpairing newly elected board members with more experienced Directors, to provide knowledge, advice and support in learning the ropes, understanding the board culture, and preparing for full participation.
While helpful, the implementation of the mentorship system was inconsistent. Lessons learned from the pilot is helping reshape the mentorship program to one that is adaptable to the needs of mentees and mentors, is goal-focused, and emphasizes the learning objectives of the mentee and incorporates measurement of outcomes.
Inacknowledging that cultural differences enrich board work and strengthen governance, the board self-assessment for the first time included questions related to inclusionary dynamics.
Membership —Track current demographics of individual reps and set goals for increased representation from priority demographics: The CRASH Membership Transformation Team reviewed in depth our existing member categories and made recommendations for revisions and significant expansion.
Previously, each member organization could only name two representatives. Recent updates to our membership policy now allow member organizations to name up to four representatives, with strong urging to use this as an opportunity to encourage individuals who can contribute lived experience as a member of a non-dominant group.
The CRASH recommendations for membership expansion led us to make bylaws amendments which have been brought to the membership for approval. This proposed broadening of the USBC tent will help build the critical mass of stakeholders of color so greatly needed to accomplish our mission and vision.
Recognizing the fiscal and logistical challenges with in-person participation, portions of the Annual Meeting were webcast. Expanded opportunities were developed for virtual participation in the Constellation Sessions, and they are now held virtually in the spring and fall.
Web-based advocacy and networking meetings with various stakeholder groups are stimulating greater engagement and participation. The use of web meetings and the enhanced virtual platform is creating pathways for our member organization and representatives to engage in collaborative and coordinated action across the nation.
Equity-related trainings are helping raise awareness among coalition leaders and helping them translate data into measurable actions towards equitable outcomes.
With funding support from the W. Kellogg Foundation, the virtual community provides multiple venues and opportunities for individuals to engage in discussions on equity and inclusion and build capacity for action.
Webinar topics have included: Denese Shervington; Societal Equity: The accompanying file library is updated on a regular basis with selected general readings, as well as readings related to each bi-monthly theme.
Moderated forums and blog posts stimulate discussion and sharing among community participants. There is funding allocated for each member of the staff team to attend a conference or training on a topic identified as a priority for their professional development.
At staff meetings, team members briefly present on any conference attended to promote cross-training and peer learning. Staff regularly use the staff sharing forum to recommend and exchange articles and resources.
Equity training is embedded in new staff orientation and issues identified by staff are prioritized for ongoing training. Staff meetings include deliberation on real-time issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.Teachers have a clear sense of their own ethnic and cultural identities.
Teachers communicate high expectations for the success of all students and a belief that all students can succeed. Teachers are personally committed to achieving equity for all students and believe that they are capable of making a difference in their students' learning.
This article has given me much to think about and confront within myself.
Thank you for getting under my skin, helping to remind me of my need to confront my own comfort, find comfort in the uncomfortable, and arrive at new understandings from which to act.
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