FY 2007 Tilford Fellows/Abstracts

Exploring the Paradigm of Social Vulnerability and Its Potential Affect on Effective Communication Strategies during Crisis

Integrating Multicultural Competencies Into

Project Implicit Diversity/Inclusiveness Workshops

Developing a Relevant Multicultural Curriculum for Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language Professionals

Acquiring Multicultural Knowledge for Professional Competency in Speech, Language and Communication Disorders

Infusing Multicultural Competency into the Undergraduate Horticulture Curriculum: Diversity Issues Lecture Series

Food and Culture: Using the Study of Foodways to Promote Multicultural Understanding and Competencies

Veterinary Medicine Multicultural Student Club

Family Systems Multicultural Teaching and Learning Materials

Becoming Multicultural Teacher Educators: Self-Study to Transform Teacher Preparation

Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Potential Latent Biases in Multicultural Interactions in the "Business Orientation Course"

American Indian Cultural Exchange and Experiential Learning

Multicultural Experiences in Mexico

Infusing Diversity into the English 100 - Expository Writing Courses

Infusing Multicultural Competency into the Horticulture Curriculum: Redesigning and Assessing Multicultural Competencies in an Internship Course Sequence


Exploring the Paradigm of Social Vulnerability and Its Potential Affect on Effective Communication Strategies During Crisis

College of Agriculture
Marcus Ashlock
Assistant Professor, Communications

Zelia Wiley
Assistant Dean for Diversity

Graduates in agricultural communication and journalism are expected to learn techniques of effective communication and it is important to discuss how diversity impacts the field of communication. A diversity learning module incorporating the Tilford Multicultural Competencies will be infused into the crisis communication course.

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Integrating Multicultural Competencies Into the Elementary Science Methods Curriculum

College of Education
Kimberly Staples
Science Education

This project is designed to infuse instructional strategies into the EDEL 470 Elementary Middle Level Science Methods Course to: (1) facilitate reflection for preservice teachers about themselves as cultural beings and (2) facilitate collegial reflection among future teachers of diverse backgrounds.

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Project Implicit Diversity/Inclusiveness Workshops

College of Engineering
Kimberly Douglas

Dr. Anthony Greenwalk, Professor of Psychology from the University of Washington who has been conducting research on the hidden aspects of prejudice and stereotrpes will conduct two diversity/inclusiveness workshops, targeting faculty and students in KSU's seventeen science and engineering departments.

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Developing A Relevant Multicultural Curriculum For Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language Professionals

College of Education 
Dr. Jeff Zacharakis
Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership

Gabriela Diaz de Sabates
Pilots Program Director
Academic Assistance Center

This project will develop a multicultural educational tool for Adult Basic Education Programs (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs for the Midwest and Great Plain States to better serve diverse learners in Kansas.

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Acquiring Multicultural Knowledge for Professional Competency in Speech, Language and Communication Disorders

College of Human Ecology
Linda Crowe
Communication Sciences and Disorders

This project will infuse the Tilford multicultural competencies within the course content for FSHS 442 Developmental Psycholinguistics to increase student knowledge of cultural differences in child rearing practices and its impact on oral and written language development.

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Infusing Multicultural Competency Into the Undergraduate Horticulture Curriculum: Diversity Issues Lecture Series

College of Agriculture
Candice Shoemaker
Associate Professor
Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources

Greg Davis
Associate Professor
Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources

Cathie Lavis
Assistant Professor
Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources

A lecture series on Multiculturan Competencies will be required of students enrolled in HORT 190 and 599 with the intent to expose horticulture students, faculty and staff to aspects of multicultural competencies through horticulture industry leaders. An assessment component will be developed to determine the immediate and long term impact on students' multicultural competence.

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Food and Culture: Using the Study of Foodways to Promote Multicultural Understanding and Competencies

College of Education
Linda Thurston
Assistant Dean

Catherine Maderazo
Assistant Professor, Reading and Literature

Kay Ann Taylor
Assistant Professor, Foundations and Multicultural Education

College of Human Ecology
Deborah Canter
Chair, Department of Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management and Dietetics

Jane Marshall 
Instructor
Department of Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management and Dietetics

The project goal is to promote multicultural awareness and understanding in KSU students in education, dietetics and other fields by redesigning coursework (HRMID) and developing learning modules (College of Education) about American foodways to understand and appreciate the class, ethnic and racial contributions that determine what we eat and why we eat it.

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Veterinary Medicine Multicultural Student Club

College of Veterinary Medicine
James Coffman
Provost Emeritus
Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences

Ronnie Elmore
Associate Dean
Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences

The project goal is to create a Multicultural Student club to increase awareness of diverse cultures and their importance in the future of the profession and to enhance the opportunity for veterinary medicine students to travel and study abroad, in addition to increasing the number of students of color being recruited into the pre-veterinary medicine curriculum.

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Family Systems Multicultural Teaching and Learning Materials

College of Human Ecology
Joyce Baptist
Assistant Professor
Family Studies and Human Service

Multicultural teaching and learning materials, assignments and assessments for FSHS 853: Family Systems in Cultural Context will be developed with the intent of enhancing students' multicultural competency to effectively serve clients of various ethnic, cultural and marginalized groups.

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Becoming Multicultural Teacher Educators: Self-Study to Transform Teacher Preparation

College of Education
Catherine Maderazo
Assistant Professor of Reading
Elementary Education

Educational materials that will enhance the knowledge base of faculty members (tenure track and non-tenure track) teaching in the second semester of the elementary education program to prepare teacher candidates who are knowledgeable about diversity and difference in schools will be developed.

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Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Potential Latent Biases in Multicultural Interactions in the "Business Orientation Course"

College of Business Administration
Ike Ehie
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

To introduce active learning as a strategy to create an instructional environment for introducing the concepts and latent biases to Pre-Professional Business (BAPP students as freshmen, or those transferring from other colleges or universities with less than 45 hours). Students will develop a greater understanding of their cultural selves, diverse cultures and other racial/ethnic groups.

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American Indian Cultural Exchange and Experiential Learning

KSU - Salina
Leslie D. Hannah
Assistant Professor of English
Arts, Sciences, and Business

As a supplement to the course, English 450: Literature and Society students will participate in two experientially based field trips: The Annual Symposium on the American Indian and Alumni Powwow in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and the Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Multicultural Experiences in Mexico

College of Education
Socorro Herrera
Kevin Murry
Linda Trujillo
Center for Intercultural Multilingual Advocacy

To promote intercultural and international understanding students will participate in a field trip to Chihuahua, Mexico to understand and appreciate the differences in cultures, languages, experiential backgrounds and values.

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Infusing Diversity Into the English 100 - Expository Writing Courses

College of Arts and Sciences
Philip Marzluf
Assistant Professor
Director of Writing Programs

This project involves the development of an assessment component for the ongoing multicultural transformation curriculum project in the English 100 courses to infuse diversity with the curriculum, in addition to developing a unit on linguistic diversity.

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Infusing Multicultural Competency Into the Horticulture Curriculum: Redesigning and Assessing Multicultural Competencies In an Internship Course Sequence

College of Agriculture
Cathie Lavis
Assistant Professor

Kim Williams
Professor

Greg Davis
Associate Professor

Candace Shoemaker
Associate Professor
Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources

This project is designed to develop multicultural learning materials, assignments and assessments that can be implemented in the HORT 190/590/599 internship course sequence.

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