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Liibrary Resources/In the Library Series

Multicultural Center, University-Wide

Academic Initiative

Groups Served
Collegiate, Faculty, Graduate, Other, Postbaccalaureate, Postdoctoral, Pre-Collegiate, Staff

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Britto, William
wbritto@gsu.edu
404-413-1584

Address
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

The Multicultural Center’s library resources have been curated to strengthen students’ knowledge around a variety of beliefs, values and experiences of diverse cultural identities and to enhance the skills they will need to work and live as global citizens and leaders in society. The Multicultural Center has a growing collection of resources focusing on specific cultural communities, culturally responsive teaching and diversity training.

Benefits

Knowledge of key publications and research that discuss society in terms of culture and lived experiences of the community.
Knowledge and connection with key faculty and staff at Georgia State University campuses.
Potential academic credit for attending events.
‘Access to a library of reputable publications related to identity, culture and multicultural competence

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Other, All of the Above

Race/Ethnic Group
Other, All of the Above

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2016

Number Served
101-500

Notable Alumni

Dr. Rosalind Chou, Professor of Sociology
Dr. Stephanie Evans, Director of the Institute for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Dr. Maurice Hobson, Professor of African American Studies
Dr. Faye Stewart, Associate Chair of World Languages & Cultures

Research Components and Activities

other

Other: Dialogue with key faculty about research and academic themes in publications.

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

These book discussions incorporate transfer of knowledge, understanding societal themes in publications, engagement with key faculty and academic knowledge for course progression and development.

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Networking events with key faculty; publication seminars; identity development

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

Learning about the experiences of marginalized communities in research publications.
Knowledge about marginalized communities and how to affirm identities.
Conversations that can develop career growth and ideas

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Specialized Pedagogical practices (e.g. multicultural teaching practices; usage of gender pronouns)), Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues),Development of Academic Sense of Belongingness (e.g. Meetings with doctoral scholars, peer researchers, exchanges at academic conferences), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Institutional alliances, Publication opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Allows participants to engage in dialogue with the host faculty about their (the student) experience. Evaluation forms

Evaluation Methods

annual performance report

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, increasing academic skill area (s),persisting through current degree program

Outcome Milestones

Key Performance Indicators

Tracking time to degree; Student GPA

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2016

Number Served
101-500

Notable Alumni

Dr. Rosalind Chou, Professor of Sociology
Dr. Stephanie Evans, Director of the Institute for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Dr. Maurice Hobson, Professor of African American Studies
Dr. Faye Stewart, Associate Chair of World Languages & Cultures

Research Components and Activities

other

Other: Dialogue with key faculty about research and academic themes in publications.

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

These book discussions incorporate transfer of knowledge, understanding societal themes in publications, engagement with key faculty and academic knowledge for course progression and development.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Networking events with key faculty; publication seminars; identity development

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

Learning about the experiences of marginalized communities in research publications.
Knowledge about marginalized communities and how to affirm identities.
Conversations that can develop career growth and ideas

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Specialized Pedagogical practices (e.g. multicultural teaching practices; usage of gender pronouns)), Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues),Development of Academic Sense of Belongingness (e.g. Meetings with doctoral scholars, peer researchers, exchanges at academic conferences), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Institutional alliances, Publication opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Allows participants to engage in dialogue with the host faculty about their (the student) experience. Evaluation forms

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

annual performance report

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, increasing academic skill area (s),persisting through current degree program