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Title: Becoming a Master Student


1
Chapter 7
Diversity
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Diversity - is reality
  • Fact

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Diversity - is reality
  • Fact
  • Value

4
Communicating Across Cultures
  • Desire to communicate across cultures
  • Know about other cultures
  • Gain skill in communicating across cultures

5
Communicating Across Cultures
  • Be active
  • Look for common ground
  • Assume differences in meaning
  • Look for individuals

6
Communicating Across Cultures
  • Get inside another culture
  • Find a translator, mediator, or model
  • Celebrate your culture
  • Develop support system

7
Communicating Across Cultures
  • Ask for help
  • Change the institution
  • Reap the reward

8
The culture of higher education . . .
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Adapting to the culture of higher education
  • It differs from high school
  • Balance work and school schedules
  • Decrease the unknowns
  • Seek stability zones

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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

11
The art of reentry . . .
  • Going back to school
  • as an older
  • student

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The art of reentry (cont.)
  • Ease into it
  • Plan your week
  • Delegate tasks
  • Add 15 minutes to your day

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

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

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

16
Networking
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Stay tuned to these networks
  • Introduce yourself to classmates
  • Plan to meet people
  • See your instructor
  • Form a study group

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

19
Stay tuned to these networks
  • Play ball!
  • Find a mentor
  • Use school media
  • Hang out at the student union

20
Stay tuned to these networks
  • Study at the library
  • Use student services

21
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

22
Students with Disabilities
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Students with Disabilities
ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT
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Students with Disabilities
ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT
  • Use available resources
  • Speak assertively
  • Plan ahead--choose your instructor

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Students with Disabilities
ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT
  • Use empowering words
  • Ask for appropriate treatment
  • Take care of yourself

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Final words . . .
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Final words . . .
Diversity - is reality
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