A Conversation on Civility
Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Debbie Scheibler and Joanne Goldwater
Now, more than ever, our students and staff face a world full of disagreement, mistrust, injustice and violence. Oftentimes, many are left without a voice or sense of recourse. As educators, we have a duty to prepare, challenge and empower our communities in addressing such issues and conversations. The presenters will suggest how we, as student affairs professionals, can best equip our students and staff members with the skills and experiences necessary to address disagreements in a civil and respectful way. Utilizing Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development and Gilligan's Ethics of Care Theory as our foundation, this session seeks to explore the topic of civility in our daily experience, and offers tips and tools to practitioners so that they can lead conversations at their own institutions.
- Utilizing Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development and Gilligan's Ethics of Care Theory, this session will address the questions of "what is civility" and, specifically, what is "collegiality".
- This session will offer tips on how to recognize uncivil behaviors presenting on our campuses.
- Participants will create an action plan for the incorporation of lessons learned into campus trainings, civility conversations, and student programming at their home institutions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Graduate Students
- Entry Level
- Upper Management
Debbie Scheibler is the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life at Rutgers University-Camden. She oversees the Residential Life curriculum, oncampus student conduct and is a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Debbie is a former faculty member for the Regional Entry-Level Institute (RELI) and a James C. Grimm National Housing Training Institute (NHTI) graduate. Debbie currently serves on the Executive Board of the Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers (MACUHO) in the role of Director of Annual Programs.
Joanne Goldwater is the Associate Dean of Student and Director of Residence Life at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Joanne is the co-founder and co-director of the Regional Entry-Level Institute (RELI). She is the Past Chair of the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I) Foundation Board, a Past President of Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers (MACUHO) and a former Eastern District Representative for ACUHO-I. Joanne has been recognized by ACUHO-I with the Herstory Award and a Parthenon Award for outstanding leadership and service to ACUHO-I and the housing profession.