Extension Anti-bullying/Diversity Resources

The following is a list of anti-bullying/diversity awareness and deliberative dialogue curricula and resources recommended by Extension colleagues across the country.  

University of Missouri

Difficult Dialogues

  • The Ford Foundation in 2005 had an Initiative on Difficult Dialogues, created in response of the growing intolerance and efforts to curb academic freedom at colleges and universities. The goal was to help institutions address this challenges. University Missouri was one of few Universities in the country that receive a grant to stablish a program. I’m an advance fellow with the Difficult Dialogue Program at MU.  Our program closed in 2011. This year the Department of Education want to talk about race, class and inequality and what it means on a college campus, start a pilot project teaching a class on difficult dialogues at the graduate level. Our page under review, but the University of Alaska have some of the best materials that I know:

University of Alaska Anchorage

offers three handbooks, strategies, to help faculty, faculty developers and university leaders more effectively engage campus communities in conversations about the most important issues of our times.:

The Greater Good Sciences Center. University of California, Berkeley 

  • Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peer in our award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.
  • Finding Common Ground – How to help Diverse Students, Principles that promote a truly inclusive University, By Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Ed.D., is a psychologist at Stanford University in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity  http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/

Other Resources Recommended by Extension Colleagues