The University of Arizona

UA, PCC Invite University Community to Multicultural Institute

By UA News Services, January 14, 2004

University of Arizona and Pima Community College invite students, faculty and staff to its first Multicultural Institute. The institute will be held at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., on Friday, Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The theme of the 2004 Institute is "Identifying and Achieving Cultural Competence In Our Environment."

The Multicultural Institute is a collaboration between Pima Community College and the UA designed to gain and expand knowledge, identify and use tools to incorporate multiculturalism in the learning environment, and promote acceptance of the value of diversity that students and faculty bring to the classroom. The student population today is vastly different from the past. Department heads, directors and administrators are encountering new accreditation standards relating to diversity issues and curriculum offerings.

Concurrent 90-minute sessions will feature innovative ideas, methods and techniques for creating dynamic teaching and learning environments that reflect appreciation of diversity and a sense of inclusiveness for post-secondary students. All types of presentations that explore the opportunities and challenges of 21st century campuses will be offered including diverse perspectives from all disciplines are encouraged.

Registration on Feb. 13 starts at 7:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $30 for faculty, staff and administrators. Cost for students is $10.

Contact Monica Vega, University of Arizona, desotom@u.arizona.edu , 621-1094, to register.