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Title: Becoming a Master Student


1
Chapter 7
Diversity
2
In this chapter
  • The value in diversity
  • Communicating across cultures
  • The culture of higher education
  • Sexism and sexual harassment

3
In this chapter
  • Returning adult students
  • Successful networking
  • Students with disabilities
  • Choose your conversations

4
Quote for discussion
  • Acceptance, goodwill, and respect are the
    cornerstones of successful communication… that
    cross all barriers of class, gender, race, and
    ability.
  • BOB ABRAMMS-MEZOFF
  • DIANE JOHNS

5
Diversity is reality
Diversity is
  • Fact
  • Value

and
6
Communicating across cultures
  • Desire to communicate across cultures
  • Know about other cultures
  • Gain skill in communicating across cultures

7
Communicating across cultures
  • Be active
  • Eliminate stereotypes - think
  • Look for common ground
  • Assume differences in meaning
  • Look for individuals

8
Communicating across cultures
  • Get inside another culture
  • Find a translator, mediator, or model
  • Celebrate your culture
  • Develop support system

9
Communicating across cultures
  • Ask for help
  • Reap the reward

10
The culture of higher education
11
Adapting to the culture of higher education
  • It differs from high school
  • Balance work and school schedules
  • Decrease the unknowns
  • Seek stability zones

12
Adapting to the culture of higher education
  • Form support systems
  • Remember earlier transitions
  • Work with your academic advisor
  • Take the initiative to meet new people

13
The art of reentry . . .
  • Going back to school
  • as an older
  • student

14
The art of reentry
  • Ease into it
  • Plan your week
  • Delegate tasks
  • Add 15 minutes to your day

15
The art of reentry
  • Get to know younger students
  • Get to know other returning students
  • Find common ground with instructors
  • Enlist your employers support

16
The art of reentry
  • Get extra mileage out of current tasks
  • Look for child care
  • Review subjects before classes start
  • Prepare for an academic environment

17
The art of reentry
  • Be willing to let go of old images about how to
    study
  • Publish your schedule
  • Share your education plans

18
Networking
An informal system whereby persons having common
interests assist each other.
19
Stay tuned to these networks
  • Introduce yourself to classmates
  • Plan to meet people
  • See your instructor
  • Form a study group

20
Stay tuned to these networks
  • Join a club
  • Join a professional society
  • Perform!
  • Join a political organization

21
Stay tuned to these networks
  • Play ball!
  • Find a mentor
  • Use school media
  • Hang out at the student union

22
Stay tuned to these networks
  • Study at the library
  • Use student services

23
Dealing with sexism and sexual harassment
  • Point out sexist language and behavior
  • Observe your own language and behavior
  • Encourage support for women
  • Set limits
  • If you are sexually harassed, take action

24
Students with disabilities
ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT
25
Students with Disabilities
Tips for success
  • Use available resources
  • Speak assertively
  • Plan ahead--choose your instructor

26
Students with disabilities
Tips for success
  • Use empowering words
  • Ask for appropriate treatment
  • Take care of yourself

27
Choose your conversations and your community
28
Principles of conversation
  • Conversations shape our lives
  • Conversation is constant
  • You can choose your conversations
  • Choose conversations that promote success

29
Conversation by association
  • The conversations we have are dramatically
    influenced by the people we associate with.
  • DAVE ELLIS

30
Applying the power process
  • Journal entry
  • List two conversations youve had today and
    summarize their content.

31
Master Student Jaime Escalante
  • Escalante first attracted national attention
    when all of the students from his calculus class
    at Garfield High School in Los Angeles passed an
    advanced placement calculus exam.

32
Review
  • The value in diversity
  • Communicating across cultures
  • The culture of higher education
  • Sexism and sexual harassment
  • Successful networking
  • Choose your conversations
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