Professional Development

**Please let us know what YOU want to see on campus in regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by completing our short interest survey.** 

Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity (S.E.E.D) Initiative

The National S.E.E.D Project on Inclusive Curriculum began in 1987. The S.E.E.D initiative has been in existence at Century College since 2001. The mission of this initiative is to support the efforts of Century faculty and staff in personal and professional awareness, self-assessment, and growth which will support creating a safer and affirming environment for all students and employees. Contact Cathy Crea (651-747-4060) to join a cohort or for more information.

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Institute for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (ICRP)

The Institute for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (ICRP) is a faculty professional development and personal growth opportunity designed to challenge participants to think about their instruction, course content, and pedagogy to improve academic outcomes. This is one effort of Century’s Strategic Plan (Goal 1: progressively reduce and ultimately eliminate the racial achievement gap). To join a cohort or for more information, contact Cathy Crea (651-747-4060).


Employee Affinity Group

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion offers an affinity group for employees of color. With the college’s strategic goal of progressively reducing the racial achievement gap, we have acknowledged the importance of recruiting and retaining diverse employees. This affinity group is a way to advance diversity and inclusiveness and promote the professional development of employees. It also serves as a vehicle to help facilitate the retention of staff and faculty of color.

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Other benefits are:

  • To provide informal support to each other and to students of color
  • To build leadership among the group’s membership
  • To give guidance to campus leadership
  • To advise college leadership
  • To foster an inclusive atmosphere

The group meets once every month. To join us, please contact Rosa Rodriguez (651-779-5786).

More information on employee professional development can be found through Human Resources.

Intercultural Development

The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is an online assessment that provides guidance on building intercultural competence at both the individual and group (i.e., team, department, office, etc.) level.

The Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory is a personal assessment that provides insight into communication and conflict resolution.

Contact DEI Manager, Jacqueline Lee if you are interested in taking these assessments.

Programming & Training

Please let us know what YOU want to see on campus in regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by completing our short interest survey