The Multicultural Infusion Project (MIP) is a professional development program that provides faculty with resources, training and incentives to transform their practice so that it is increasingly informed by multicultural pedagogy. The project focuses on helping faculty infuse multicultural content and perspectives into their practice. Furthermore, MIPsupports the expansion of strategies which seek to meet the needs of CCSF's diverse student population and increase equity throughout the College.
MIP began working with faculty in 2003 and 100's of faculty have completed the core MIPprogramming, which evolved over the years to meet the needs of various cohorts of faculty. Initially funding was also availble for faculty to have the opportunity to attend the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) each year. NCORE focuses on promoting access and success for culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations through programs and curricula that create inclusive higher education environments. Click to see a partial list of workshops that have been offered by MIP here.
MIP activities have included Foundational Workshops (for one cohort of faculty per year), Spring workgroups, Campuswide speakers, Mini-grant projects, Reading Groups, Small Reflection Groups, Faculty retreats, Summer Institutes and more. The program has evolved over the years based on faculty feedback, funding availability and regular assessment of program learning outcomes.
Campus Wide Events
Campuswide events are designed to engage the CCSF community (students, faculty, administrators and staff) in meaningful dailogues with prominent multicultural theorists, intellectuals and/or activists. Through this work we hope to bring diverse, inspiring and innovative voices to the community, which will help to infuse the CCSF culture with energy, forward movement and innovation.
The goal of this project is to continue to provide professional development opportunities and campuswide events that address the needs of the institution. In 2012-2013 workshops focused on Closing the Loop to assist faculty in meeting the standards for accreditation related to SLOs. Another goal is to tie the assessment of our practices to student achievement data and to further innovative approaches to promoting equity on campus, centering the success of underrepresented students.