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Inclusive Excellence Submission for
the Academic Advising Center

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Inclusive Excellence
Career Services and Academic Advising Center Goals and Accomplishments

Seek out training offered by professional organizations to expand knowledge of diversity related issues.
• Took part in National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) online training session on Disabilities. We also invited staff from the Disability Resource Services to attend and discussed pertinent issues following the program.
• Participated in on-line training in the beginning of January provided by Intern Bridge in which many sessions had a diversity component.
Seek out building connections and training opportunities with various campus resources.
• Invited Roger Haro to attend a joint Career Services and Academic Advising Center staff meeting to discuss the McNair project goals and objectives and how we can assist in promoting the opportunity.
• Invited Amanda Goodenough, Campus Climate Office and Diane Sasaki, Office of
International Education to a joint staff meeting to talk about creating an inviting office for all students. We also talked about specific concerns of International students.
• Participated in Diversity Dialogues by sharing resources and staffing a booth.
• Invited Willem Van Roosenbeek to present a training on LGBTQQAA issues to a joint staff development.
• Participated in a staff development on Motivating Millienials in the workplace. Our undergraduate intern, Megan Palmershiem, presented her senior communication project findings.
Create opportunities for students to gain experience in diverse settings.
• Continuously seek, post, assist and encourage students to consider internships and jobs working in diverse settings.
• In conjunction with the School of Education, organized and sponsored a trip to Phoenix, Arizona for education students to spend a week in the Fowler Elementary School District.
• Presented various workshops, presentations and held individual appointments for Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Program sponsored by the Bureau of Education al and Cultural Affairs through the US Department of State.
• A staff member attended a training on Going Global (online International job search tool) and plans to share information with the entire staff during a future staff development.
• In conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Student Services, planned corporate tours of area businesses to allow students the opportunity to learn about different corporate cultures.
• Created and posted handouts on our website to assist students searching for International volunteer opportunities.
• Coordinate a program called “Make a Difference When You Graduate” to promote working in programs such as the Peace Corps and AmeriCorp.
• A staff member presented to the Self Sufficiency Program.
• Several staff members participated in a lunch discussion for multicultural students visiting from Milwaukee Public Schools.
• A staff member presented to the Eagle Mentoring Program (program targeted to reaching low- income multicultural students).

Encourage and support individual staff members in participating in committees and campus and community events that support diversity. Some examples are:
• Three staff members are part of the Organization of Campus Women Symposium Committee
• A staff member served on the OCW Steering Committee
• A staff member is assigned as the liaison with the office of International Education
• A staff member served on the Campus Climate Council
• Various staff members participate on LGBTQQAA panels
• Many staff members attended various campus events, such as: Disability Timeline, OMSS Picnic, International Student Welcome, Awareness Through Performance, SAPA Most Assessable Award, Distinguished Lecturer – Lisa Ling, etc.
• Two staff members serve as Cultural Guides for Awareness Through Performance
• Many staff members attended Diversity Dialogues
• Several staff members attended the Veteran’s Presentation sponsored by DRS and shared the information with the entire staff
• Two staff members participated in the Hmong Book Club coordinated by Jessica Thill
• A staff member attended the White Privilege Conference and shared the information with the entire staff
• Two staff members participated in the LGBT and disability Book Club coordinated by Will Van Roosenbeek and the Pride Center
• A staff member wrote articles for the international newsletter
• A staff member serves as campus representative for the UW System state wide task force to work on Veteran’s Issues
• A staff member represented UW-L and the UW System at Fort Mc Coy to respond to returning veteran’s questions


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