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Diversity Requirements for Graduation

Curricular Diversity
and Campus Climate Committee

CDCCC Meeting Schedule

Meetings are at Swain Hall, Rm 220 at 2:00 p.m.

Chairman: Andy Bertsch

Committee Members
Lenore Koczon, Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Melissa Cantone  Transfer Student Specialist (non-voting member)

Faculty at Large Member
 Harry Hoffman (15)

College of Arts and Sciences
Ryan Stander (15)
Andrea Donovan (16)
Matthew Eddy (17)

College of Business
Andy Bertsch (17)

College of Education and Health Sciences
Ann Best-Guldborg (15)
Nelrene Yellowbird (16)

Student Member


Diversity Definition
Minot State University embraces a broad concept of diversity, which can be seen as variances in ethnicity, age, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographic area. MSU also believes that diversity is an evolving concept that engages viewpoints, perspectives, values, religious beliefs, and backgrounds of the global community. The MSU community values a spirit of inclusivity.

MSU Curricular Diversity Requirements
Each student at Minot State University will be required to complete six (6) credits of designated diversity courses. Three (3) of these credits fulfill the General Education requirement, while three (3) fulfill the graduation requirement. Only courses that have been officially designated by the Curricular Diversity and Campus Climate Committee (CDCCC) will satisfy these requirements. Diversity courses will be marked on official transcripts.

Diversity Requirement: General Education
Each student at Minot State University will be required to dedicate three (3) credits within their General Education curriculum to a diversity class. These courses, which are already part of the MSU General Education program, will be certified by the CDCCC and designated as fulfilling both requirements. A complete list of these courses is available (HERE) updated12/26/2012).

Diversity Requirement: Graduation
Each student at Minot State University will be required to complete three (3) credits from a pool of designated diversity courses beyond their General Education program. These courses, which will be approved by the CDCCC. These credits do not count towards General Education requirements, and must be completed separately. A complete list of these courses is available [here]  (updated 12/26/2012).

All other special circumstances can be reviewed by the CDCCC.

CDCCC Course Approval Process:

  1. Identify courses within the discipline that seemingly fulfill the MSU definition of diversity.
  2. Download Course Approval form [here].  --- http://www.minotstateu.edu/academic/pdf/Diversity_form_01.pdf for recertification, please use the Course Recertification form: CDCCC Recertification form 2013
  3. Complete form.
  4. Gather any necessary attachments (e.g. syllabus).
  5. Obtain all necessary signatures.
  6. Submit one copy of complete packet to every CDCCC member at least 10 days in advance of the next meeting. (electronic submission is acceptable and encouraged)
  7. Attend the CDCCC meeting and present material.
  8. Provide the CDCCC Chair with the original document with signatures.
  9. If course is approved, send one copy of packet to each member of Faculty Senate.
  10. Attend Senate meeting and present material

And on this webpage:  http://www.minotstateu.edu/academic/cdccc_student_info.shtml

Diversity Requirements: Special Circumstances
Returning students are expected to meet the requirements under the catalogue for which they most recently enrolled at Minot State University. Students who have successfully completed a course prior to that course being approved at Minot State University as diverse, will have fulfilled the diversity requirements.

Transfer students who have successfully completed a course from another institution that is approved at Minot State University as diverse, will have fulfilled the diversity requirements if credits have been approved as equivalent by the department. If a course is not approved as equivalent by a department or not offered at Minot State University, the student may submit to the CDCCC for approval using the appropriate form. The student’s advisor can submit the form to the Registrar on behalf of the student when appropriate (click here for transfer request form).

http://www.minotstateu.edu/academic/pdf/Diversity_Requirement_Form1Ruthrevision_8_3_11_000.pdf

All other special circumstances can be reviewed by the CDCCC.

 

(Site updated 9/17/2013 - cds)