Diversity Study Circles
What is a Study Circle?
- A study circle is a group of 8-12 people from different backgrounds and viewpoints who meet several times to talk about an issue
- Everyone has an equal voice and people try to undersand each other's views
- The idea is to share concerns and look for ways to make things better
- A facilitator helps the group focus on different views and makes sure the discussion goes well
Goals of ICC Diversity Study Circles
- To create a collaborative problem-solving environment
- To give voice and ownership in the diversity planning process
- To further the awareness and appreciation of diversity
» Download Diversity Study Cirlces, Summary Report (2008).
Sample Circle Topics
Poverty and Socio-Economic Status:
Is education our ticket out of poverty?
Does religious freedom exist on our campus?
Am I what you see?
The African-American Male:
Why are black men disappearing from our campus?
Race and Ethnicity
Racial profiling, cultural profiling, stereotyping... Let's talk about it.
Full-Time vs. Part-Time. Faculty, staff, and administration... Aren't we all on the same team?
Globalizing the Campus
Where are our jobs going? Are we prepared?
Diverse Learning Styles
Why don't they teach the way I learn?