Many of the materials in this section can be used to meet the 8 hour diversity requirement for extension educators.
Microsoft Word, 78.6 KB

Project Overview The purpose of this project was to assess the climate for diversity and inclusion in the College of Agricultural Sciences at the Penn State University Park campus. To meet this objective, an online survey and focus groups were conducted. Both the survey and the focus groups sought to collect undergraduate and graduate student experiences and perspectives on diversity and inclusion issues in College of Agricultural Sciences classrooms, events, lab spaces, and meetings. Ultimately, the survey yielded a general picture of the climate for diversity and inclusion in the College, as it is perceived by students and their lived experiences. The focus groups solidified many of the survey findings, and served as spaces for productive discussion about areas where the College excels in promoting a respectful and inclusive environment, and as well as opportunities for improvement in promoting a more inclusive atmosphere for all students, faculty, and staff. Combined, the survey and focus group data serve to inform recommendations for the College as to how they should seek to move forward in addressing diversity and inclusion. Both the results of each data collection method, as well as the subsequent recommendations and final conclusions will be discussed herein.

This folder contains links to other websites that have diversity-focused educational resources

Extension is making enormous contributions to the communities across the United States. They have a very good understanding of the current problems and issues and they strive to provide best solutions for the communities to prosper and live better. The US demographic is changing and the Extension community is adapting new tools and methods to provide the best information to diverse audience.

Microsoft PowerPoint, 3.6 MB

Power point presentation by Sue Rosman, Verona Roberts, and Andrew Behnke

Power point presentation on diversity topics

The map, created by Dustin Cable at University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, is stunningly comprehensive. Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, it shows one dot per person, color-coded by race. That’s 308,745,538 dots in all–around 7 GB of visual data. It isn’t the first map to show the country’s ethnic distribution, nor is it the first to show every single citizen, but it is the first to do both, making it the most comprehensive map of race in America ever created.

The following are educational podcasts that contribute to understanding of diversity issues.