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Access Fellows 2008 - 2009 Workshop Series 2008 Workshop Series September 25, 2008 Service Learning as a Retention Strategy Dan Forbes, Saint Anselm College In this workshop we will begin by briefly exploring some of the concepts and distinctions that make service-learning an especially effective teaching and learning strategy. Faculty and Staff will be asked to consider the kinds of adjustments needed to make to create quality service learning courses. Assessment and reflection strategies will be examined as part of this workshop. October 16, 2008 Latinos in New Hampshire Esteban Lopez, New Hampshire College & University Council Participants will learn about the growing importance of Latinos in the state. Questions such as the difference between “Hispanic” and “Latino” will be answered. November 20, 2008 Building an Inclusive Campus Community that Supports Student Success Wanda Mitchell, University of New Hampshire The University of New Hampshire has experienced significant successes in actively and strategically addressing its recognized limitations and impediments to achieving a widely diverse and inclusive campus community. The session will offer the participants an opportunity to engage the presenters in dialogue on diversity strategic initiatives that inform community building between students from under-represented groups and majority students. December 18, 2008 TRIO Programs as a Strategy for Access and Retention Maggie Duffy-Durkin, Great Bay Community College The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This workshop will profile TRIO programs in NH and identify best practices from across the state. February 19, 2009 Cultural Competency Minority Health Coalition Understanding and valuing diversity is a fundamental step in creating environments where all students feel comfortable and can succeed. These core values must translate into activities undertaken by all members of the campus community that create an inclusive climate for students, faculty, and staff. April 16, 2009 Multicultural Awareness on Campus Elizabeth Berry, Nashua Community College This session is designed to create awareness of how much culture affects all of us, to gain insight into our own culture, and to understand that the behavior of others might be interpreted through the eyes of our own culture. Participants will learn how to create a more tolerant and welcoming community. Access Fellows Program The Access Fellows Program provides training and technical assistance to campuses and communities seeking to improve access and retention for underrepresented students. Many groups and organizations are looking to find best Project ARC is a practices to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse collaboration of populations and looking to other states for models and the NH College & best practices. What we have found, however, is that University many diversity trainers, cultural competency programs, Council and access and retention strategies successful in other and Campus states do not resonate in New Hampshire. The Compact for NH. uniqueness of our state and the collective commitment to The mission of address challenges means that we need to look to Project ARC is to leaders from within our state assist students in accessing higher Project ARC with the support of Jane’s Trust is launching education, an Access Fellows program designed to bring high remaining in quality local experts to New Hampshire campuses. higher education Access Fellows are available to provide campuses, and departments or individuals with the support and training earning a post needed to implement high quality access and retention secondary programs on campuses and in local communities. degree. Suggested topics / areas of expertise for Access Fellows include: Service Learning Creating Welcoming Communities Mentoring Strategies for Student Success Cultural Competency Working with First Generation College Students For more information about the Access Fellows program or to arrange for an Access Fellow to visit your campus or agency please contact: Stephanie Lesperance at firstname.lastname@example.org Access Fellows Workshop Series Please register me for the following workshops. Please check off all sessions you would like to attend: September 25, 2008 Service Learning as a Retention Strategy October 16, 2008 Latinos in New Hampshire November 20, 2008 Building an Inclusive Campus Community December 18, 2008 TRIO Programs February 19, 2009 Cultural Competency April 16, 2009 Multicultural Awareness on Campus All workshops will run from 9:30am to 11:30am. All Access Fellows workshops will be held in the NHHEAF Conference Rooms at 3 Barrell Court in Concord. Name: Title: Institution/Organization: Address: E-mail: Phone/Fax: Register by: E-Mail - email@example.com Fax - 603-225-8108 Mail - NHCUC, 3 Barrell Court, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301 You will receive an individual e-mail confirmation for each session.