Congratulations to five RIT employees who are the first to complete Diversity Education’s Cultural Humility Certificate Program. They are Kathrine Ehrlich-Scheffer, director of We@RIT, Sharon Vandezande, sr. staff specialist, NTID Facilities Services, Gina Reeder, sr. staff specialist, Academic Success Center, Tabitha Vick, academic advisor, University Advising Office and Belinda Bryce, director, Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).
"Cultural humility is a life-long self-examination and accountability process that helps people think critically about their own assumptions, beliefs, biases, and values in order to address historic and current inequalities, said Taj Smith, director of Diversity Education. The workshops started in the summer of 2019 and participants are required to take part in a total of six before they can receive certificates. According to Smith, there are about 400 other RIT employees who are poised to complete the program within the next two years.