SENDAS Cultural Responsiveness

Critical multicultural awareness skills require educators to examine their own cultural values, beliefs, and perceptions in order to ensure culturally responsive practices that promote an inclusive campus climate supportive of all students’ success (Aceves and Orosco, 2014). The SENDAS Project will activate a comprehensive approach to ensuring all faculty, staff, and administration become culturally competent to address the needs of the increasingly diverse student body and promote a welcoming, inclusive college climate.

During the Title V SENDAS grant-funded years, all employees at MCC will have access to professional development that fosters cultural responsiveness in life and work.

Equity and Inclusion Faculty and Staff Trainings

MCC employees and students have access to fully online training hosted by Vector Solutions. The course libraries list the course titles, training duration, and descriptions. Access the training courses via a Canvas self-enroll link on the faculty and staff and student library pages.

One-time only: Employees that earn all 15 equity and inclusion training badges will be eligible for a $300 one-time payment for grant research. Completers will receive an email invitation from SENDAS staff to participate.

Scheduled Professional Development

Explore SENDAS eligible professional development sessions that are available on the CTL calendar.

College Courses

Use your employee tuition waiver and enroll into any of the SENDAS eligible MCC courses.

Professional Development Payment Opportunity

MCC employees that complete ten hours of SENDAS Project professional development may be eligible for a $300 one-time payment for grant research. Completers will receive an email invitation from SENDAS staff to participate.

To earn the payment the employee must:

  • acknowledge research parameters,
  • submit an artifact to show the application of cultural responsiveness to your work at MCC, and
  • agree to participate in a focus group (if available).

Research components should be completed outside of regular work hours. Employees are only eligible for a single one-time payment per term for this professional development. Payments are limited to grant funding.

Would you like to facilitate a workshop?

All MCC employees with evidenced-based knowledge of intercultural concepts are invited to plan and offer one or more workshop. Unless training is part of your job description, facilitators are paid $30.375. hourly to develop and facilitate the session. The development formula is 2:1 planning hours to session duration.

  1. Complete the SENDAS workshop template.
  2. Meet with Nicole Collins, MCC Diversity Officer, to review your workshop template.
  3. Email your workshop template to Tanya Little, SENDAS Administrative Assistant.
  4. Submit the CTL Event Scheduling form.
  5. After the workshop, distribute the end-of-workshop participant survey.