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Institutional Priorities

Leadership Council and Board of Governors in the Classroom

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Dear RRC Leadership Council:

Red River College Polytechnic is incredibly proud of the faculty’s dedication to ensure students continue to receive high quality education during this time of significant disruption and change. 

We heard from the faculty – and we agree – that it’s important for senior leaders to understand the challenges and successes they have faced. To that end, members of our Leadership Council and our Board of Governors are invited to join on-campus or virtual classes so we can see what teaching in this new reality is really like.

This is completely voluntary and there is no obligation for faculty to participate. Our goal is to learn more about the realities and to celebrate teaching excellence. The visits are for observation, not evaluation. 

Many Senior Leadership Team members had the opportunity to attend classes held in Fall 2020. For SLT members, the experiences were very powerful. We then welcomed the opportunity to expand that experience by observing more classes and inviting Leadership Council and Board members to participate for the Winter term in 2021. 

To reiterate, this is in no way an evaluation, but an opportunity for leaders at the College to connect with faculty, support their work, and learn more about how our excellent faculty members continue to support our students in innovative and creative ways. 

Below is a list of the classes offered and a description of each. To sign up for a class, please fill out the form below. The faculty member will contact you to confirm the date and time, followed by a calendar invite. 

Thank you for considering this request. We look forward to celebrating excellence in teaching and learning at RRC Polytech!

Sincerely,

Fred Meier, President and CEO
Dr. Christine Watson, Vice President, Academic
Andrew Warren, President, Faculty Association
Jayne Geisel, Chair, College Council

Classes Offered

Class NameDescriptionTermFormat
A Context for Practice with Indigenous PeoplesThis course is intended to familiarize learners with some of the current issues facing Indigenous children, youth and families in Manitoba. The themes of historical context and cultural humility in helping skills are the foundational theories. We will work toward embracing an Indigenous worldview in our practice and develop culturally respectful anti-oppressive human services practice. Topics in the course include the impact of colonization, residential schools, the child welfare system, past and present, the justice system, the sixties scoop, missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, racism and prejudice and individual practitioner self-awareness. This course is taught using Indigenous ways of teaching and learning which includes learning/sharing circles and being joined by community-based guest speakers which have lived experience with topics that are covered in the course.WinterOn-campus

Sign-up Form

Note: Please submit a separate form for each class you’d like to attend.

Leadership Council Class Selection

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