SEED stands for Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity. It is an international project founded 30 years ago by Dr. Peggy McIntosh of Wellesley College. It utilizes a cohort based monthly seminar model with the intention of creating gender fair, multiculturally equitable, and globally informed educational spaces and workplaces. SEED differs from other diversity programs in that SEED leaders do not lecture. Instead they lead their own colleagues in experiential, interactive exercises and conversation often stimulated by films and readings. The monthly seminars deepen participants’ understanding of themselves, expand their knowledge of the world, and point the way to making schools more inclusive. Professional/Faculty development credit will be awarded hour for hour, resulting in 24 hours for the entire program.
SEED PROGRAMS AT VALENCIA
SEED values all voices and experiences. We recognize diversity in its many forms including, but not limited to the traditionally thought of categories such as race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, or ability, to the sometimes less thought of categories such as military service, position classification, primary campus, introversion/extroversion, length of service at Valencia, family structure, or political affiliation. All forms of diversity matter and are welcomed in SEED.
Because of the nature of this program, the aim is to get the most diverse group of participants as possible. We will use the information that you voluntarily share below to assist in creating this year's cohort. Unfortunately, to engage at a deep level, SEED cohort space is limited. If we are unable to accommodate you in this year's cohort, you will be placed at the front of the list and given priority for the 2019-20 cohort.