- NCBI is an international non-profit leadership development network dedicated to the elimination of racism and other forms of oppression. Rooted in an understanding of individual, community, and systemic change, NCBI leaders work with public and private organizations to further:
- Cultural competence,
- Collaboration and partnerships,
- Effective relationships within and across group identities.
- UIS will soon offer two NCBI programs: the Prejudice Reduction Workshop and the Controversial Issues Process Workshop.
Prejudice Reduction Workshop: This award-winning workshop consists of a series of incremental, participatory activities that empower individuals of all ages and backgrounds to take leadership in building inclusive communities in their workplaces and neighborhoods. It teaches people, for example, to celebrate their similarities and differences and recognize the misinformation that people have about various groups. For information: https://www.uis.edu/diversitycenter/programs/ncbi/
UIS Wellness Wheel – The UIS Wellness Initiative is a campus-wide effort to educate and promote wellness in all aspects of life. Campus Recreation and several other departments have come up with nine dimensions: spiritual, environmental, financial, physical, emotional, nutritional, occupational, intellectual, and social. This wellness effort will be coordinated through UIS Connection, where each member of any organization or department that submits an event will be asked if they would like their event to be considered for inclusion in the UIS Wellness Initiative.
At each wellness event, students, faculty, and staff must swipe in with their UIS i-card in order for that individual to be given the credit for being at the event and get their “checked box” for that wellness dimension. Recently during our Student Affairs Retreat, we discussed the four learning domains including Cognitive Skills, Resiliency & Practical Skills; Intrapersonal & Interpersonal Development; and Diversity & Social Responsibility. Each session was built on these four domains. It is important as educators to remember based on these four learning domains. Blooms and Krathwohl’s taxonomy (1956, 2002) was used to write the divisional learning statement and goals for this school year.
October – Career in Student Affairs – NASPA Workshops and Webinars available for staff and students who are interested in the Career of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs distributes an annual awards for Award for Excellence, Students First; Quality Service; New Student Affairs Member and Mentor of the Year Awards.
Create, Learn, Innovate, Motivate, Be! Expand your skill set and knowledge base for personal and career enhancement and advancement through workshops and other opportunities with this Student Affairs initiative. Videos, Workshops and much, much more…