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Keepin’ It Real: The Life And Times Of A Black Student Affairs Professional, John Leonard Harris Nov 2005

Keepin’ It Real: The Life And Times Of A Black Student Affairs Professional, John Leonard Harris

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

The purpose of this workshop is to encourage and help those currently serving in or seeking positions in university positions. The presenter, who served as the Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for nearly eight years, will facilitate an open discussion based on what he learned in this position. The overall goal of this workshop is to provide the knowledge that will enable any professional at a predominantly white institution to succeed in spite of the opposition, obstacles and oppression.


Leaving Them Hanging: Why Predominantly White Institutions Fail To Retain Minority Students, John Leonard Harris Nov 2005

Leaving Them Hanging: Why Predominantly White Institutions Fail To Retain Minority Students, John Leonard Harris

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

The purpose of this workshop is to help those professionals who work with and for minority college students. This workshop will examine: 1) institutional recruitment strategies; 2) campus climate and similar issues; 3) problems associated with retaining minority students; 4) the campus community and 5) keys to retaining minority students.


Maximizing The Potential Of Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Getting Back To The Basics, John Leonard Harris Nov 2005

Maximizing The Potential Of Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Getting Back To The Basics, John Leonard Harris

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

This workshop examines: 1) the history behind the origin of Black Greek-letter organizations; 2) their special role on campus and in the community; 3) the reasons why people join and myths about membership; 4) current concerns and problems; and 5) keys for getting back to the basics.


The Difficulties Inherent In Cultural Diversity: Overcoming The Reasons Why Most Diversity Efforts Fail, John Leonard Harris Nov 2005

The Difficulties Inherent In Cultural Diversity: Overcoming The Reasons Why Most Diversity Efforts Fail, John Leonard Harris

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

This presentation takes a hard look at the difficulties inherent in cultural diversity. These factors are often overlooked or disregarded with regard to diversity, leave well-meaning efforts short of their intended target. Workshop participants will consider a list of factors that are at work when most diversity efforts fail and attempt to develop solutions that will lead to progress.


Understanding The Effects Of Dominant Institution Acculturation On The Culture And Leadership Of Indigenous People, Based On A Study: “Exploring Indigenous Tribal Leadership.”, Jeff G. Hart Nov 2005

Understanding The Effects Of Dominant Institution Acculturation On The Culture And Leadership Of Indigenous People, Based On A Study: “Exploring Indigenous Tribal Leadership.”, Jeff G. Hart

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

What effect has forced acculturation had on Native American people? This presentation will present ideas on ethnocentrism, Manifest Destiny, and the issues between indigenous cultures and dominant institutions. Participants will be invited to ask questions and participate in a discussion about how strengthened partnerships between different cultures might help to bridge institutional gaps.


Academic Achievement Through Cultural Autonomy: Enhancing Higher Education Persistence For Culturally Traditional American Indians, Terry Huffman Nov 2005

Academic Achievement Through Cultural Autonomy: Enhancing Higher Education Persistence For Culturally Traditional American Indians, Terry Huffman

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

This session examines the contrasting experiences between groups of culturally traditional American Indian students and the college encounter. The session will discuss the practical implications emerging from the findings of a five-year research project. Policy and educational practice suggestions for making the predominantly non-Indian campus more accommodating for Native students will be explored.


A Model For Enhancing Retention Of Students Of Color: Living The Legacy, M. Colleen Jones Nov 2005

A Model For Enhancing Retention Of Students Of Color: Living The Legacy, M. Colleen Jones

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

Colleges and universities are very concerned and employ considerable resources toward the retention and academic success of all students; but for students of color, those objectives are particularly salient. The Melvin W. Jones Learning Community was established in 2003 (with the first class enrolling in 2004) through the initiative of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s African American Caucus to enhance the first-year experience and improve the retention of first generation students and students of color on the UNL campus. The learning community was originally conceived as an “urban” transition facilitator to help students from larger cities and smaller, rural ...


How We “Fit”: African-American Faculty At A Predominantly White Institution Of Higher Education: A Case Study Of A Small Liberal Arts College In Virginia, Loretta C. Jones Nov 2005

How We “Fit”: African-American Faculty At A Predominantly White Institution Of Higher Education: A Case Study Of A Small Liberal Arts College In Virginia, Loretta C. Jones

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

This session will address historical, sociological, and psychological perspectives that should lend insight into fostering the effective performance of culturally diverse individuals within a predominantly Euro-American institutional setting. Research-based implications will be shared through the lens of three African-American female professors within such a context.


How We “Fit”: African-American Faculty At A Predominantly White Institution Of Higher Education: A Case Study Of A Small Liberal Arts College In Virginia, Carolyn E. Gross Nov 2005

How We “Fit”: African-American Faculty At A Predominantly White Institution Of Higher Education: A Case Study Of A Small Liberal Arts College In Virginia, Carolyn E. Gross

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

This session will address historical, sociological, and psychological perspectives that should lend insight into fostering the effective performance of culturally diverse individuals within a predominantly Euro-American institutional setting. Research-based implications will be shared through the lens of three African-American female professors within such a context.


The Phenomenon Of Biculturalism And Stress Among Ethnic Minority Nurse Faculty, Sheila P. Davis Nov 2005

The Phenomenon Of Biculturalism And Stress Among Ethnic Minority Nurse Faculty, Sheila P. Davis

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

This is an interactive presentation of a husband and wife team in which results of a methodological triangulation study that compares and contrasts ethnic minority faculty at both predominantly white and predominately ethnic minority institutions on bicultural and occupational stress are discussed. The investigator-generated, Bicultural System’s Conceptual Model, is used to interpret results and derive strategies for achieving a climate more conducive to optimal engagement of all faculty. Seven themes emerge from this study: Appraising, Proving, Fitting-In, Defending, Distancing, Being Invisible, and Mentoring are discussed in light of coping strategies used by ethnic minorities in bicultural settings. Understanding these ...


The Phenomenon Of Biculturalism And Stress Among Ethnic Minority Nurse Faculty, Melvin Davis Nov 2005

The Phenomenon Of Biculturalism And Stress Among Ethnic Minority Nurse Faculty, Melvin Davis

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

This is an interactive presentation of a husband and wife team in which results of a methodological triangulation study that compares and contrasts ethnic minority faculty at both predominantly white and predominately ethnic minority institutions on bicultural and occupational stress are discussed. The investigator-generated, Bicultural System’s Conceptual Model, is used to interpret results and derive strategies for achieving a climate more conducive to optimal engagement of all faculty. Seven themes emerge from this study: Appraising, Proving, Fitting-In, Defending, Distancing, Being Invisible, and Mentoring are discussed in light of coping strategies used by ethnic minorities in bicultural settings. Understanding these ...


Supporting Students Of Color: A Residential Peer Mentoring Model, Tiffany J. Davis Nov 2005

Supporting Students Of Color: A Residential Peer Mentoring Model, Tiffany J. Davis

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

Improving the collegiate experience for students of color remains a central concern in higher education. The Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining and Teaching (S.M.A.R.T.) Program was developed by the Office of Resident Life to assist the retention and academic achievement of students of color. This presentation highlights this peer mentoring program, its distinctive features, and its assessment results indicating positive impact on retention and academic achievement.


Supporting Students Of Color: A Residential Peer Mentoring Model, Alana Mcclelland Nov 2005

Supporting Students Of Color: A Residential Peer Mentoring Model, Alana Mcclelland

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

Improving the collegiate experience for students of color remains a central concern in higher education. The Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining and Teaching (S.M.A.R.T.) Program was developed by the Office of Resident Life to assist the retention and academic achievement of students of color. This presentation highlights this peer mentoring program, its distinctive features, and its assessment results indicating positive impact on retention and academic achievement.


Retain Or Let Go!, Matsimela Changa Diop Nov 2005

Retain Or Let Go!, Matsimela Changa Diop

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

Participation in the Cultural Diversity Peer Mentoring Program is voluntary for all students. The program is developed under the supervision of the Director of Multicultural Student Services.


Retain Or Let Go!, Farouk Aregbe Nov 2005

Retain Or Let Go!, Farouk Aregbe

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

Participation in the Cultural Diversity Peer Mentoring Program is voluntary for all students. The program is developed under the supervision of the Director of Multicultural Student Services.


Preferential Treatment And The Demands Of Fair Competition, Edward R. Abplanalp Nov 2005

Preferential Treatment And The Demands Of Fair Competition, Edward R. Abplanalp

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

The issue of the fairness of many current affirmative action policies stands in a necessary juxtaposition with the relationship citizens have with each other in the U.S. free enterprise system. Although it is the case that many of today's affirmative action programs that involve preferential treatment are flawed and morally unjustified as they stand, it is not the case that no strong affirmative action policy is morally justified. By appealing to historical facts and basic intuitions about fair competition, I present a cogent counterfactual argument that suggests that, due to the competitive nature of our present society, some ...


Developing Interactive Cds To Address Racial Intolerance On Campus, Alma R. Clayton-Pedersen Nov 2005

Developing Interactive Cds To Address Racial Intolerance On Campus, Alma R. Clayton-Pedersen

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

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The Four Suns Of Healing, Roberto Dansie Nov 2005

The Four Suns Of Healing, Roberto Dansie

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

We have calendars in the American continent that go back thousands of years. Researchers today confirm that these calendars not only measure the Macro-cosmos: They are also a sophisticated charting of the inner-world, particularly the dynamics between the body, the emotions, and the multiple elements that constitute our Self. These views are represented in calendars, ancient codices, and pre-Hispanic ceremonial centers. They are also alive in popular views, and traditional healing practices known today as “Curanderismo.” One of these perspectives is the use of the four suns. This presentation will explore this perspective.


Retain Or Let Go!, Angela Mcintyre Nov 2005

Retain Or Let Go!, Angela Mcintyre

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

Participation in the Cultural Diversity Peer Mentoring Program is voluntary for all students. The program is developed under the supervision of the Director of Multicultural Student Services.


The Prairie Ph.D.: A New Model For Tribal Graduate Education, Henry S. Miller Nov 2005

The Prairie Ph.D.: A New Model For Tribal Graduate Education, Henry S. Miller

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

A cohort of tribal college faculty and tribal professionals are working toward graduate degrees in the biological sciences through a collaborative program nicknamed the “Prairie Ph.D.” Results to date show promise for graduate education targeted at American Indian communities. Program history, approach, and formative evaluation are discussed.


The Demise Of African American Participation In Baseball: A Cultural Backlash From The Negro Leagues, David C. Ogden Nov 2005

The Demise Of African American Participation In Baseball: A Cultural Backlash From The Negro Leagues, David C. Ogden

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

Sixty years ago baseball was a major business and cultural force for African Americans. But the end of the Negro Leagues and the desegregation of baseball heralded a new era that marked the beginning of a cultural drift between baseball and African Americans. This paper will explore the social factors embedded in the Negro Leagues that gave baseball cultural relevance for African Americans and what is impeding those factors from operating again.


Mentoring And Latino College Students, Cameya Ramirez Nov 2005

Mentoring And Latino College Students, Cameya Ramirez

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

This session will provide an overview of mentoring and how it relates to Latino college students. Session participants will be provided with information about Latino demographics, a successful program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln called NU Connections Mentoring Program, and an opportunity to hear from a student panel made up of current Latino college students.


The Prairie Ph.D.: A New Model For Tribal Graduate Education, Diane H. Rickerl Nov 2005

The Prairie Ph.D.: A New Model For Tribal Graduate Education, Diane H. Rickerl

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

A cohort of tribal college faculty and tribal professionals are working toward graduate degrees in the biological sciences through a collaborative program nicknamed the “Prairie Ph.D.” Results to date show promise for graduate education targeted at American Indian communities. Program history, approach, and formative evaluation are discussed.


Multicultural Research Issues And Perspectives—How Do You Frame It?, Jolie Ogg Graybill Nov 2005

Multicultural Research Issues And Perspectives—How Do You Frame It?, Jolie Ogg Graybill

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

This workshop explores issues surrounding faculty recruitment and research efforts of both faculty and students from multicultural perspectives. Presenters will utilize a panel perspective and lead audience discussion sharing tips from personal experiences.


Swimmers Of African Descent 1988-2004, Eric H. Shanks Nov 2005

Swimmers Of African Descent 1988-2004, Eric H. Shanks

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

This power point presentation is a discussion of the participation levels in competitive swimming organizations. The presenter will suggest that African American participation in competitive swimming is far more frequent than generally believed.


Predominantly White Institutions As Leaders For Diversity, Jane Smith Ph.D. Nov 2005

Predominantly White Institutions As Leaders For Diversity, Jane Smith Ph.D.

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

Predominantly white institutions have a responsibility to educate students for an engaged leadership role in respecting diversity domestically and globally. To do otherwise lessens the opportunity for academic excellence. She will provide diversity strategies for an engaged leader.


An Emerging Majority: The Changing Face And Language Of Education In Nebraska, Jose J. Soto Jd Nov 2005

An Emerging Majority: The Changing Face And Language Of Education In Nebraska, Jose J. Soto Jd

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

Decision-makers and educators at all levels of our public education system need to assume roles that will serve as strong and unwavering voice for the students and families that our education system consistently fails. It is critically important that we recognize there are things that are terribly wrong with our education system and which obviously need fixing.


Sport As A Bridge Across The Racial Divide, Richard E. Lapchick Ph.D. Nov 2005

Sport As A Bridge Across The Racial Divide, Richard E. Lapchick Ph.D.

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

In racial tumultuous times, it is not easy to find ways to build a bridge to close the gap between various racial groups. New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina forced America to confront race and poverty in ways we have not been able to do in recent years. With college campuses being the third biggest site for hate crimes in America today, the concept of teamwork in sport presents us with a rare opportunity to bring different racial groups together on an equal playing field. The presentation will focus on this special role sport plays but also elaborate on ...


Multicultural Research Issues And Perspectives—How Do You Frame It?, Charlene Maxey-Harris Nov 2005

Multicultural Research Issues And Perspectives—How Do You Frame It?, Charlene Maxey-Harris

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

This workshop explores issues surrounding faculty recruitment and research efforts of both faculty and students from multicultural perspectives. Presenters will utilize a panel perspective and lead audience discussion sharing tips from personal experiences.


Why Should I Work Hard, My Teacher Doesn’T Like Me: Educational Experiences Of Impoverished Students, Katherine Sprott Nov 2005

Why Should I Work Hard, My Teacher Doesn’T Like Me: Educational Experiences Of Impoverished Students, Katherine Sprott

10th Annual National Conference (2005): Different Perspectives on Majority Rules

Relationships and communication are two key factors that impact learning. The values and beliefs for some white, middle class, female, teachers contradict these factors with students of color, even greater for impoverished students. Included are strategies, students’ voices, and recommendations for effective relational and communicative techniques between these two groups.