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Prepping for the new SAT

By Lynne Shallcross August 21, 2014

Earlier this year, College Board President and CEO David Coleman faulted his own company’s test, the SAT, and its main competitor, the ACT, for being “disconnected from the work of our high schools.” In an effort to address that disconnect, among other goals, the College Board announced it would be revamping the SAT, with a…continue reading

Group process from a diversity lens: Racists are just ignorant

By Lee Mun Wah August 20, 2014

The following vignette comes from an actual situation that occurred in one of my diversity workshops. In addition, I am including my thoughts/rationale and the interventions I used during the situation, questions for other group facilitators to consider, possible group/dyad exercises and a summary that helps to place the event in a larger societal context.…continue reading

College disorientation

By Stacy Notaras Murphy July 24, 2014

Jane (name changed) came to the counseling center at Georgia Regents University (GRU) just one month after school started. A first-year student whose home was approximately a three-hour drive from the university, this was her first time being away from her parents. Her transition to college raised a number of different issues for Jane and resulted…continue reading

Group Process From a Diversity Lens: ‘This workshop is police bashing!’

By Lee Mun Wah July 23, 2014

The following vignette describes an actual situation that occurred in one of my diversity workshops. In addition to the vignette, I am including my thoughts/rationale and the intervention I used, as well as questions for other group facilitators to consider, group/dyad exercises and a summary that helps to place the event in a larger societal…continue reading