IDEA Program Accreditation

GO! Program Accreditation



GO! Program

Information for Program Sponsors

The For and With Others Committee (FWOC) has updated the IDEA program, a continuing education program for the Division of Student Life employees. Initiatives for Diversity Education and Action (IDEA) was debuted to the Division on September 20, 2007.  In the spirit of seeking MAGIS (or "more") from ourselves and others, the Division is calling its members to promote self-awareness and cultural competency.  In doing so, we are empowered to promote a climate of respect, recognizing the dignity of all persons in the University community, and those served by the University community.

Program Details

Each employee in the Division is required to complete approved diversity-focused continuing education totaling at least 6 credits during an evaluation period (July 1 - June 30).  Attendance will be tracked by FWOC and provided to managers/directors to be incorporated into Annual Performance Reviews.  A calendar of events is located on the website to assist staff members in selecting events and programs that enhance their diversity competency.  GO! credits will not be allowed to roll over to the next evaluation reporting period.

If you would like to have a program accredited by FWOC for Student Life Division staff to receive credit, the following criteria should be met:

Criteria for Program Acceptance

  • The program must be available to all Student Life employees.
  • The program content must address at least one of the following categories:
    • Race/Ethnicity
    • Religion
    • Gender and Sexuality
    • Ability/Disability status
    • Socioeconomic disparities
    • Various cultures and traditions
    • Oppression and Discrimination
    • Programs hosted by Multicultural Student Organizations

Expectations of Program Sponsors

The program sponsor will collect documentation for each staff participant, including name and date of the activity and the name and a signature of each employee on the sign-in sheet for each event.  That sheet will be submitted by the program sponsor to the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life within one week of the end of the program.  From this information, FWOC will be able to verify the awarding of GO! credits to participants.

Additional Information

For additional information, please email or call 280-2775.