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Beyond The Classroom Matters Catalog

Diversity Retreat

Description

Description - Describes how students engage, what they do, reflecting the nature and depth of the program/experience.

Students engage in a weekend-long retreat of self-reflection, activities and dialogue focused on concepts of diversity (e.g., identity, impact, advocacy). The goal of the retreat is to develop a greater understanding of leadership in a diverse world.
Term

Term - The semester in which the activity occurs

Spring 2019
Category

Category - Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) category with which this engagement activity is most closely aligned, from the perspective of the student in the activity.

Multicultural Student Programs and Servicesdefinition

Multicultural Student Programs and Services - Multicultural Student Programs and Services must promote academic and personal growth of traditionally underserved students, work with the entire campus to create an institutional and community climate of justice, promote access and equity in higher education, and offer programs that educate the campus about diversity.

Campus Label

Campus Label - Type of purposeful activity, as defined across units

Leadership Education
Division

Division - University organization

Student Affairs & Academic Support
Department

Department - University organization

Student Life
Unit

Unit - University organization

Multicultural Student Affairs
Special Designation

Special Designation - Engagement has a special designation based on review of educational purpose and intentional design.

-
Time on Task

Time on Task - Amount of time that a student engages in this activity (including orientation/training, supervision/feedback, reflection on learning).

16 - 29 hours
Participation Entry

Participation Entry - Extent to which participation is restricted (e.g., minimum GPA, classification)

Open - any student can participate (no required credentials, such as GPA, hours earned)
Minimum Credit Hours

Minimum Credit Hours - Number of credit hours or years in college required to participate in this activity

No requirements for credit hours or years completed
Minimum GPA

Minimum GPA - Minimum GPA required to participate in this activity

No GPA requirements for participation
Other Requirements

Other Requirements - Additional requirements to participate in this activity

No additional requirements
Expectations

Expectations - How expectations are communicated to students about how they will engage in this program

Advertising materials
Group orientation / class session(s)
Active Learning

Active Learning - What students do; the nature or type of the engagement, that is expected to contribute to their learning

Study / Practice diversity, equity, inclusiondefinition

Study / Practice diversity, equity, inclusion - Engage in activity designed to develop knowledge, skills, disposition regarding diversity; ability to value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions.


Connecting with othersdefinition

Connecting with others - Interact with the campus community, identify others with shared interests, build a social network

Knowledge/Skills

Knowledge/Skills - Knowledge applied and/or skills practiced by students as they engage in this activity

Personal and social responsibility - Taking seriously the perspectives of othersdefinition

Personal and social responsibility - Taking seriously the perspectives of others - Recognizing and acting on the obligation to inform one's own judgement; engaging diverse and competing perspectives as a resource for learning, citizenship, and work.


Intercultural knowledge and competencedefinition

Intercultural knowledge and competence - Apply and/or practice cultural self-awareness, worldview frameworks, empathy, verbal and non-verbal communication, curiosity, and openness.

Interacts With

Interacts With - With whom students directly interact, as they engage in this activity

Student(s) on this campus
Community members (not primarily students, staff, faculty on this campus)
Diversity

Diversity - Extent to which student learning about diversity is included in program structure

Primary focus of the program structuredefinition

Primary focus of the program structure - Diversity topics are a primary focus; program is intentionally structured to assure that students engage with and/or observe diverse others, and reflect on their experiences and learning about diversity and inclusion.

Feedback

Feedback - How and from whom students receive feedback on their engagement in this program

Informal feedback only
Reflection

Reflection - How, and with whom, students engage in reflection on their learning while engaged in this activity

Group / class session(s) with professional staff
With partner or supervisor external to USC
Program Website

Program Website - For additional information, go to the unit website.

https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/multicultural_student_affairs/events/index.php
Rubric

Rubric - Describes specific expectations for student involvement in the activity

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