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Global Connections Community

Beam Project Type:     Project in Available Phase

Mission. The Global Connections Community enhances internationalization of the UMR student experience through intentional community development and support. Students who commit to and are selected for this special program are future health care professionals who seek to develop as global citizens, increasing cultural understanding, competency, connections, and knowledge.

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Collaboration

Lead Organization: University of Minnisota Rochester

Confirmed Collaborators: University of Minnesota Rochester

Potential Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Detailed Description

Global Connections

Vision. The ultimate aim of this Global Connections Community is to support the success of international and domestic UMR students who will infuse the health care field with their intercultural competence, global citizenship, and commitment to solving global health challenges.

Objectives: As a resident of the UMR Global Connections Community, you will:

  • Actively participate in creating a positive living, learning community.
  • Develop and demonstrate curiosity for intercultural learning and varied international perspectives.
  • Demonstrate commitment to initiating and maintaining intercultural relationships.
  • Engage in opportunities to understand and embrace cultural differences within your living learning community, managing conflict constructively (with assistance, as needed).
  • Participate in weekly community gatherings, to share your perspective and continue your intercultural and global learning.
  • Further develop your self- identity as a future health care professional and global citizen.
  • Increase your tolerance of ambiguity, empathy, and cognitive complexity – all necessary components of intercultural and global competence.
  • Be civically engaged in endeavors that reveal local-global connections in health care.
  • Maintain the UMR Student Code of Conduct.
  • Maintain good academic standing.
  • Document utilization of UMR student resources, including academic support via Just Ask and other faculty office hour visits; disability resources, if needed; wellness support and ongoing stress management activities; and regular coaching from Student Success Coaches and Global Connections staff.
  • Thrive, as a student, and ultimately, a health care professional.

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Arts & Culture ; Caring Relationship ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Health ; Workforce Development

Level 2: Higher-Education ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Globalization

DMC:

Community Health:

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Arts & Culture, Caring Relationship, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Health, Workforce Development

May 24, 2018: Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community

  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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September 27, 2018: Indian Health Service Career Positions

Indian health programs are seeking health care professionals who are passionate about practicing within a unique, interdisciplinary team-based environment and one that embraces its mission.

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September 18, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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September 16, 2018: Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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July 30, 2018: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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July 11, 2018: Prosperity Initiative

2018-07-011

Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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Last modified by allnode on 2016/11/08
Created by support on 2016/02/23

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    demonstration
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