National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI)
About the UAA NCBI Team
In early 2007, the UAA Faculty Senate Diversity Committee and the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ) worked collaboratively to devise a plan to create a Diversity Team at UAA in an effort to create an inclusive and supportive campus environment. Working with the National Coalition Building Institute was part of the charge for the creation of a long-range action plan for the institution. This effort became the catalyst for several training efforts and the establishment of our UAA NCBI Campus Affiliate in January 2008 (following our first "Train-the-Trainer" session).
UAA's team consists of a talented mix of faculty, students, and staff from varying disciplines who are committed to advancing the mission of NCBI and using its methodology both inside and outside the classroom to respond to issues of discrimination, oppression, and controversial issues that may occur on-campus.
Current Team Members
Executives: Ron Kamahele, Dewain Lee
Faculty: Jeane Breinig, P.T. Chang, Angela Dirks, Patricia Fagan, Dave Fitzgerald, Susan Garton, Mariecris Gatlabayan, Songho Ha, Hiroko Harada, Zeynep KILIC, Natasa Masanovic, Susan Modlin, Deborah Narang, Kimberly Pace, Russ Pressley, Karen Roth, Steve Wang & Ki Woyke.
Staff: Maria Bonifacio, Karla Booth, Pamela Cravez, Karen Haddock, Victoria Hillwig, Meredith McIntire, William Johnson, Theresa Lyons, Marlene McCabe, Russ Pressley, Dana Sample, Katy Sanders, Victoria Shaver, Kent Spiers, Diane Taylor, Andre Thorn, elina velazquez, Marva Watson, Crickett Watt & Stephanie Whaley.
Students: Max Bullock, Terri Coker
What Workshops Are Provided
Social Inclusion and Equity Workshop (one day): Shows how participants have been taught to think and act as members of their racial, gender, and other identity groups and provides skills for bridging differences.
Social Inclusion and Equity Train-the-Trainer (three days): Teaches participants how to lead the Welcoming Diversity Workshop.
Those interested in additional information or details on the next training should refer to the workshop descriptions link (left drop down menu) or contact the Office of Campus Diversity & Compliance.
Involvement with Our NCBI Affiliate
For additional information about NCBI International, the training modules, and workshops, please visit their website at www.ncbi.org