More than 20 faculty members at Hartnell College are attending a two-day workshop on campus this week (August 13-14) to learn more about how to infuse multiculturalism into the classroom.
"Our goal," says Victor Krimsley, Hartnell's vice president for instruction, " is to improve students' learning through introducing multicultural education into classes, utilizing knowledge of students' learning styles, and focusing on student learning outcomes."
Faculty enrolled voluntarily for the workshop, according to Krimsley.
The workshop leader is Bill Piland, professor of education at San Diego State University. He is a nationally known educator who specializes in community college education.
The workshop is funded by an instructional improvement grant from the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges. Hartnell is one of only 27 community colleges in the state to receive such a grant this year. Nearly 150 proposals were considered by the Chancellor's Office.