Services For Students
Early Warning Academic Awareness Program
The office implements an Early Warning Academic Awareness Program to alert students of their progress in the classroom. Additionally, the program is designed to provide students with feedback related to their testing, attendance, homework, and engagement. Students meet with the director to identify alternative learning approaches. Students are encouraged to meet with their professor to clarify expectations.
A vital part of retention is counseling. The office provides individual counseling to students on a daily basis. Topics include but not limited to the following:
- Race Relations
- Classroom Management
- Test Anxiety
- Financial Aid
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
As a department within Student Affairs, the office takes an active role in co-curricular advising. The director works directly with a faculty member to ensure a healthy transition to college. This service is provided to students via of the First Year Seminar class. Topics generally discussed include the following:
- Student Involvement
- Academic Honesty
- Harassment Policy
- Misconduct Policy
- Career Services
- Counseling Services
- Student Activities
- Community Services
- Four Year Plan
- Academic Structure
Paraprofessional development is the focal point of the Office of Intercultural Programs. The office has created several learning opportunities for students to advance their leadership skills. In addition, students are provided personalize counseling to combine the curricular and co-curricular experience.
The following areas of concentration are utilized for student advancement:
- team building
- constructive criticism
- group dynamics
- problem solving
- emotional intelligence
Cultural Educational Programs
The Office of Intercultural Programs provides cultural educational programs designed to celebrate the multi-cultural customs and traditions represented on campus. Moreover, the office prides itself on sponsoring programs that address common misconceptions, stereotypes, and biases of various cultures and backgrounds. Proactively, the office offers diversity training to faculty, staff, and students on related issues such as racism, discrimination, and prejudice to reduce acts of oppression.
Leadership Seminars And Workshops
The office provides quarterly leadership seminars and workshops designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of student leaders across campus. Specifically, the leadership seminars and workshops focus on diversity in the workplace or within your organization. From this perspective, the office examines the distinction between leading diversity and diverse leadership.
The office plays an active role in enrollment and retention. In fact, the office works directly with the Department of Admissions to introduce the programs and services rendered to students from the Office of Intercultural Programs. In addition, the office assists in identifying new target markets for recruiting students of diverse populations.
Career Goals And Intentions Advising
The office provides resources for students to review supplemental goals and intentions after graduation. Specifically, the office challenges every student to construct a 3-5 year career plan. Each student has the opportunity to receive feedback from the director regarding his/her career plan. Some conversations consist of geographic location, salary, education district, and school zone.
Individual Graduate Studies Advising
The office offers insight to students related to graduate school. Additionally, the office provides a list of colleges and universities that offer graduate courses and graduate assistantships. Students are highly encouraged to pursue advanced degrees in their discipline.
The Office of Intercultural Programs provides writing workshops to advance the written and oral communication skills of students. Writing workshops are also used as opportunities to familiarize students with the resources readily available on campus. The office also provides students with a list of professors who sponsor writing workshops in the English and Education department.
The office provides diversity training to faculty, staff, and students to ensure a safe and hospitable environment. The focal point of the training is to address common misconceptions, stereotypes, and biases directed towards diverse populations. Moreover, the purpose of the training is to educate the campus community of the various cultures, customs, and traditions
Transition To College Seminar
The office provides seminars addressing the challenges facing students of diverse populations attending pre-dominantly white colleges and universities. Specifically, the seminar focuses on the social reality of racism and discrimination, classroom etiquette, the importance of moral leadership, dispelling stereotypes, racial identity, . One other topic deserving of the office attention is the challenges in a multicultural community.
Cultural Health And Nutrition Education Session
The office recognizes the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to maximize one's potential in the classroom. In knowing so, the office facilitates education sessions that examine the health risk related to inconsistent management of dietary intake. Moreover, the education session includes information regarding the leading sickness and disease in under-privileged communities.