CCA Brown Bag: Best Practices for Engaging and Supporting Student Success at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI)
The Cultural Competence Academy (CCA) Brown Bag Series is designed to provide opportunities for members of the UNLV collegiate community to develop the knowledge, skills and awareness related to cultural issues and working with diverse populations. As a continuation of the CCA Pilot, the Brown Bags will assist in establishing a strong and viable cultural competence program that relies upon the expertise of members of the UNLV faculty and staff in its overall design and implementation. The target audience for the CCA Pilot includes, but is not limited to, individuals in decision making positions, current and future search committee members, and those wishing to engage in dialogue that serves as a catalyst for continued and future growth in the area of cultural competence.
Presenter: Jose L. Melendrez, UNLV Office of Diversity Initiatives
Description: The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has achieved designation as a Minority Serving Institution. Now in it’s second cycle as an MSI under Title III and moving quickly towards becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). UNLV must move towards becoming a full service MSI. This session will present information on best methods and practices for serving, engaging and promoting student success. It will also include information about faculty and staff roles in student success at MSIs. Information will be presented from a recent national study on best methods and practices of MSIs as compiled from the Penn Graduate School of Education Center for Minority Serving Institutions.
Target Audience: Decision Makers, Faculty, Staff, Students