First, take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Pre-Assessment
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Pre-Assessment (1 hour)
In order to receive the BaCE Certificate, your first step is to take the IDI pre-assessment to see how you make sense of and respond to cultural differences. Most BaCE workshops have a prerequisite of IDI pre-assessment completion. If you want to receive your individual IDI results, you must schedule a debrief meeting with the IDI qualified administrator, Obie Ford III.
Next, take a total of at least 10 hours of BaCE workshops. You must have at least one workshop from each Group 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Group 1: Select at least one workshop (1.5 hours - 2 hours)
Equity Mindedness 101: What is My Role in This Work (2 hours)
This interactive workshop will expose participants to equity (versus equality), and what it means to do equity work on our campus. Participants will engage in critical dialogue and receive an introduction to terms, theoretical frameworks, and practical applications. Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment.
Racial Inequities Exacerbated by COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter Response to Systemic Racism (1.5hrs)
A discussion of the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on people of color, and how our students will be affected. An examination of Black Lives Matter Movement response to systemic racism. This workshop offers approaches for the campus community to consider. This workshop also provides space for intergroup dialogue and reflection on individual actions in this time of immense societal change. Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment strongly recommended.
The Myth of Colorblindness: Being Color Brave (2 hours)
This workshop will ask participants to explore the idea of colorblindness and its possible effects, with particular emphasis on the WSU Vancouver campus community and students. Participants will be asked to consider the difference between personal prejudice and structural racism, and to strategize alternatives to the practice of colorblindness. Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment.
The Time is Always Ripe: Realizing Racial Equity and Justice
During this workshop, participants will engage in crucial conversation about race and systemic racism. Participants will reflect on the current movement for Black Lives, examine their advocacy for Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities, and identify specific actions they will take to realize racial equity, antiracism and justice across policies, processes and practices. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment recommended; Equity-Mindedness 101 recommended.
Group 2: Select at least one workshop (1 hour - 2 hours)
Being Engaged and Empowered in Time of COVID (1 hour)
During this BaCE brave and safe holding space, participants are invited to show up and just be. Participants idea gather and share ways to be involved while under quarantine. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment suggested, not required.
Communicating Across Differences (2 hours)
This workshop explores communication and the important role of culture in creating an empowering workplace in which all members feel that they can thrive equitably. During this workshop, participants will: 1. Engage in critical discussion. 2. Work together to create strategies and build skills. 3. Receive resources to assist in their work after this workshop. 4. Identify action steps to create empowered communication across differences in their unit. Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment.
Cultivating a Culture of Student Success for First Generation Students (2 hours)
This BaCE workshop will provide participants with both quantitative and qualitative data into the barriers First-Generation (TRiO eligible) students face within the WSU system. Additionally, the presenter will outline and contextualize the (AAC&U) high impact practices, interventions, and student achievement objectives proposed in the TRiO Student Success grant for the 2020-2025 academic years. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment recommended.
Disability Etiquette (1 hour – 2 hours)
This workshop will guide attendees in increasing awareness about disability access, equity, inclusion and etiquette. You will explore physical and attitudinal barriers, which may prevent full student participation in the classroom and university community. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment strongly recommended.
Examining Power and Privilege (1.5 hours)
Participants will create brave and safe space to examine power, privilege and the ways in which they are reproduced and perpetuated. Participants will explore the intersections of isms and phobias, engage in self-reflection, and develop strategies to build a community of equity and belonging in their work/unit.
Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment.
Flipping the Script Part I (2 hours)
This BaCE workshop will ask participants to reflect on their professional beliefs of what it means to be a “college ready” student. The notion of college readiness is often grounded in deficit thinking of historically underserved students in higher education, particularly students of color. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment recommended.
Flipping the Script Part II (2 hours)
Participants will explore ways to tap into the assets of historically underserved served students at WSUV while simultaneously challenging participants to ask themselves how can they become a “student ready” educator. The workshop facilitator will connect the concepts and frameworks of Tupac Shakur, Dr. Jeff Duncan Andrade, Dr. Tara Yosso, and Dr. Tia McNair to scaffold the learning in this 2hr workshop session. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment recommended.
Microaffirmations: Countering COVID-19 Microaggressions (1.5 hours)
During this BaCE brave and safe holding space, participants are invited to show up and just be. Participants will engage in self-care techniques. Participants will also receive and share affirming strategies to support campus community members (including students) disproportionately impacted, specifically Black people and People of Color. Participants will also receive tools to counteract COVID-19 microaggressions. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment suggested and BaCE workshop “Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions recommended.
Recognizing and Responding to Racial Microaggressions Part I (2 hours)
This workshop provides participants with skills to: 1. Build awareness of microaggression. 2. Hold brave space and expand capacity for proactive change. 3. Identify strategies to challenge the status quo. 4. Create at least one action step to eliminate microaggression and realize equity in their workplace/unit.
Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment.
Recognizing and Responding to Racial Microaggressions Part II (1.5 hours – 2 hours)
This workshop is a continuation of Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions Part I. During this workshop, participants will engage in group dialogue about racial microaggressions that occur on campus and beyond. Participants will also engage in self-reflection and develop strategies to mitigate microaggressions. This will be facilitated by participants’ completed "homework" assignments on action steps they will take to reduce and eliminate the occurrence of microaggressions and improve campus climate. Prerequisite: Responding and Responding to Racial Microaggressions Part I.
Intro to Universal Design for Learning (1.5 hours – 2 hours)
This introductory workshop will help you understand what Universal Design for Learning is and what it looks like in practice. Learn how to organize your course in Blackboard or other online sites that help your students succeed; learn how to integrate active learning modules that help all of your students participate in ways that are the most successful for them. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment suggested, not required.
Universal Design for Learning: Building a Class That Serves Everyone (1.5 hours)
Universal Design for Learning is the proactive design of our courses to ensure they are educationally accessible regardless of learning style, physical or sensory abilities. This workshop will help you understand what Universal Design for Learning is and what it looks like in practice. Learn how to organize your course in Blackboard or other online sites that help your students succeed; learn how to integrate active learning modules that help all of your students participate in ways that are the most successful for them. Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment.
Group 3: Select at least one workshop (1 – 2 hours)
Americans With Disabilities Act Basics Part 1: Student Accommodations
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by learning about reasonable accommodation processes for students, faculty, and staff. Part 1 is for faculty and staff wanting to learn more about working with students’ accommodations. You will have the opportunity to learn how to access classroom accommodations for students and understand the process, rights and responsibilities of students and faculty. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment strongly recommended.
Americans with Disabilities Act Basics: Faculty and Staff Accommodations
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by learning about reasonable accommodation processes for students, faculty, and staff. Part 2 is for faculty and staff who want to learn about how to obtain their own reasonable accommodation. Managers and supervisors who want to learn more about their role in employee reasonable accommodation processes are also welcome to attend Part 2. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment strongly recommended.
Compliance with ADA (1 hour)
What does the Access Center offer for our WSU Vancouver students? What services are available to assist faculty and what role might staff play? How can you get information about these services? Services and accommodations are available for eligible students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the educational environment. Learn about these services for students on campus who may need assistance with a disability accommodation. In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to learn how students are provided equitable access, and who to turn to when you need help understanding and providing this access for students. Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment.
Deaf 101 (1.5 hours)
Deaf people are a highly diverse population with a wide range of communication preferences, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and additional abilities that shape their interactions with their environment. It is important to recognize that many deaf individuals refer to themselves as being members of the Deaf community and ascribe to Deaf culture. These individuals view themselves as a unique cultural and linguistic minority who use sign language as their primary language. For many other deaf individuals, “identity” is fluid and can change over time. Some experiences are shared by all members of this diverse community, but there is also value in honoring differences such as communication preferences. This workshop is dedicated to understanding more about diversity within the D/deaf community and working with these individuals to create accessible environments. Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment
Deaf 102 (1.5 hours)
This workshop is a continuation of Deaf 101. Faculty and staff will gain exposure to basic signs and expressions they can use in various University work settings (cafeteria, cougar center, bookstore, classrooms, etc.). You will learn how to meet and greet people who are Deaf, how to sign numbers and the manual alphabet, basics on how to answer questions, be polite and courteous, and some basic do’s and don’ts of Deaf etiquette. Prerequisite: Deaf 101
Developing Your Course in Universal Design (2 hours)
Hands-on workshop with one of your own courses to apply Universal Design for Learning principles and practices. Come prepared to work on one of your current or future courses. Prerequisite: Intro to Universal Design for Learning workshop and IDI pre-assessment suggested.
How to Facilitate Brave Space and Crucial Conversations (1.5 hours)
The need to hold space for deliberative dialogue is a significant aspect of equity work. Whether in the classroom or the unit/department it is absolutely necessary to create brave space to engage in meaningful conversation. This requires an equity lens, active listening, nuanced language, well-timed questions, and skilled facilitation. This workshop explores these significant aspects of equity work and provides participants with tools to hold brave space and facilitate crucial conversations. Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment.
Equity in the Search for Faculty and Staff Part I (1.5 hours - 2 hours)
Provides participants with tools and resources to 1. Ensure equity and diversity across all stages of the search process. 2. Expand capacity and re-envision the search process as an opportunity to attract and retain talent from diverse and underrepresented communities. 3. Identify and eliminate implicit and cognitive bias that occur during screening and evaluation of faculty and staff candidates. 4. Challenge the status quo and examine assumptions of “fit” and competence in accordance with a philosophy of Inclusive Excellence. 5. Become change agents in their departments and transform the hiring process. Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment.
Equity in the Search for Faculty and Staff Part II (2 hours)
This workshop provides participants with advanced tools and resources to ensure equity and diversity across all stages of the search process; and to expand capacity and re-envision the search process as an opportunity to attract and retain talent from diverse and underrepresented communities. Prerequisite: Equity in the Search for Faculty and Staff.
Reconsidering Professionalism (1.5 hours)
During this workshop, participants will examine the concept of professionalism and the ways in which it may unintentionally exclude People of Color in the workplace. Professionalism can often be a coded term to uphold white or Western ideals. Participants will learn and utilize Tema Okun’s framework of White Supremacy Culture to reframe the concept of professionalism in action. Prerequisite: IDI Pre-Assessment.
Trauma-Informed Tools and Self-Care Strategies (1 hour)
During this BaCE brave and safe holding space, participants are invited to show up and just be. Participants will receive self-care strategies and trauma-informed tools to support students and campus members. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment recommended.
We Wear the Masks: Unveiling of First-Generation Professional Identities
Were you a first-generation college student, and now work in higher education? Did you think the feeling of not belonging or not being good enough as first-generation college student would magically disappear after you graduated and started working/teaching in higher education? Do you sometimes feel like an imposter as a professional? If so, this BaCE workshop is designed especially for you. We will unpack Paul Lawrence Dunbar poem “We Wear the Mask," and explore frameworks/concepts intended to illuminate the assets and cultural strengths that many first-generation professionals bring to higher education. Lastly, our goal is to establish a grassroots community of support that advocates to foster a campus climate that supports the success of First-Generation students and professionals at WSU Vancouver. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment recommended.
Group 4: Select additional workshop(s) from Group 1, 2, 3 and/or select at least one workshop from below (1 hour – 2 hours)
Accessible Documents (1 hour)
Ensuring that your documents are accessible is a fairly easy process. Learn how to create accessible Word and PowerPoint documents from the start and how to fix those documents that are not currently accessible. Prerequisite: None.
Accessible Videos and Captions (1 hour)
Receive valuable information about where to look for captioned videos, who to talk with on campus, and what acceptable captions look like. Prerequisite: None.
Art and Movement (1 hour)
During this BaCE brave and safe holding space, participants are invited to show up and just be. Participants will engage in self-care activities, including self-reflection, movement and creating art. Prerequisite: None.
BAM! Chicago Black Arts Movement (1.5 hours)
A film presentation by creators and directors, Dr. Thabiti Lewis and Dr. Pavithra Naryanan. Drawing on extensive interviews with Carol Adams, former CEO of the DuSable Museum, and many others, this documentary looks back at the history of Chicago’s Black Arts Movement (BAM) and reflects on the artists and institutions that have extended its impact in the decades since BAM was at its height in the city. Prerequisite: None.
Ensuring Accessibility for Your Events: From Kick-Off to Clean-Up (1 hour)
This workshop will offer some best practices for baking accessibility into your event planning and execution to ensure equity and access for all events. We will also discuss what resources and services are available on campus for event accessibility and when to engage them. We will cover how to advertise and promote accessibility of your event, arrange the best venue on campus for your type of event and other considerations with regards to accessibility. The goal of this workshop is to make campus events inclusive and equitable for a great experience for all attending. Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment.
Equity in Job Announcements Webinar (2 hours)
Explore how language can be used throughout a job announcement to communicate that racial equity is a core value of the institution and that it seeks candidates who have the knowledge and experience to support educational excellence for minoritized students. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment recommended.
Equity in Job Interviews Webinar (2 hours)
Learn how to design an interview process to assess candidates’ knowledge of race-conscious practices and the ways in which they have exercised agency to support racial equity. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment recommended.
IDI Background and Group Debrief (1.5 hours)
Learn about the Intercultural Development Inventory and the Intercultural Development Continuum. This workshop is for anyone who has NOT already gone through a group debrief as part of a council or unit/department. It will be a repeat of information for anyone who has completed a group debrief as part of a council or unit/department. This session or the IDI Practical Applications Video are required to receive an individual debrief of your IDI results. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment.
IDI Practical Applications Video (1 hour)
Learn about the Intercultural Development Inventory and the Intercultural Development Continuum by viewing the video, Practical Applications of the Intercultural Development Inventory. This video or the IDI Background and Group Debrief are required to receive an individual debrief of your IDI results. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment.
Implicit/Explicit Bias Webinar (2 hours)
Define and recognize implicit and explicit bias and their consequences, and actively engage in research-tested practices that prevent bias in the search and hiring processes. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment recommended.
Letters of Affirmation (1 hour)
We are moving through this time of together and processing the effects of systemic oppression and violence rooted in racism. During this BaCE brave and safe holding space, participants are invited to show up and just be. Participants will engage in reflection and create art and letters of affirmation to students, staff, faculty and/or the campus community. This session serves as a reminder to prioritize a regular practice of intentional, meaningful and affirmative practice of self-care and caring check-in with students, colleagues and networks. Your finished affirmations will be shared in the Virtual Gallery of Affirmations. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment recommended.
MLK: Refocusing Equity at WSU Vancouver (2 hours)
A new year creates space to reset, re-center, and refocus. Guided by these and some of Dr. King’s principles, this interactive and supportive workshop will create brave space to participate in self-reflection and intergroup dialogue about equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging at WSU Vancouver. At the conclusion of our session, you will engage with a prompt and set at least one equity and/or inclusion goal to champion this year at WSU Vancouver. Prerequisite: IDI suggested, not required.
MLK Part II: Refocusing Equity at WSU Vancouver (1.5 hours)
A new year creates space to reset, re-center, and refocus. Guided by these and some of Dr. King’s principles, Part 2 of this workshop invites participants to continue engaging bravely. This interactive space will include opportunities to debrief and unpack your word associations from the poster exercise in Part 1 in relation to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in general and at WSU Vancouver specifically. At the conclusion of our session, you will engage with a prompt and set at least one equity and/or inclusion goal to champion this year at WSU Vancouver. Prerequisite: MLK Part I: Refocusing Equity at WSU Vancouver.
Our Bodies Have Histories: Storytelling Through Tattoos and Scars (1 hour)
In this safe and brave community space, participants are encouraged to show up and just be. Participants will share the stories that their bodies hold as a way to connect and deepen their relationships with colleagues. Stories could include the history behind certain scars, the art and meaning behind their tattoo(s), or anything else. Prerequisite: None.
Tell Me Who You Are: Stories of Race, Culture & Identity (2 hours each; 8 hours total)
The First-Year common read at WSU Vancouver for the 20-21 academic year is the text Tell Me Who You Are. Please join the first year students in the journey on of answering the question: “How has race, culture, or intersectionality impacted your life?” We will explore how telling our stories–and listening deeply to the stories of others can strengthen Intercultural communication in our classes and work on campus. This 4-part BaCE series of workshops will build on each other over the course of the academic year. Participants will go through the series as a cohort and must complete all 4 workshops of the series to receive BaCE credit. Chapters from the common read and other supplemental text will be assigned between each session to aid the learning and development of participants writing piece for the final session. Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment required and Participants must attend all four workshops of the series.
Then, take the IDI post-assessment and receive your BaCE Certificate!
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Post-Assessment (1 hour)
After completion of at least 10 workshop hours from Groups 1 through 4, you may register to take the IDI post-assessment. This will allow you to see how you make sense of and respond to cultural differences. If you want to receive your individual results, you must schedule an IDI-post assessment debrief with the IDI qualified administrator, Obie Ford III. In addition to receiving the BaCE Professional Development Certificate, if you completed at least two workshops in accessibility or universal design, you will also receive the BaCE Accessibility and Universal Design Certificate. IDI Post-Assessment Prerequisites: Completion of IDI pre-assessment, debrief of IDI pre-assessment, and completion of at least 10 hours of workshops from Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4.