HISTORY

“I” Statements – Podcast

December 3, 2019

Launched in December 2019, the “I” Statements podcast enables IDP to share examples of dialogue beyond our in person offerings. In each episode people with different identities come together to share their own beliefs, experiences, and perspectives, demonstrating the power and possibility inherent in communicating across difference. New episodes – accessible via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and our own website – will be available the first Monday of each month.

Course for Academic Advisors

October 31, 2019

In collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (OVPUE) and the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI), IDP hosts an inaugural course for academic advisors. The course brings together a group of academic advisors from across the colleges to explore how social identities inform advising and mentoring processes; practice tools for leading and communicating across difference; strengthen their capacity to develop effective collaborations; and build a professional network of academic advisors interested in enacting systemic change past the completion of this course.

Orientation Follow-Up Sessions

October 18, 2019

Orientation Follow-Up Sessions
During the Intergroup Dialogue Orientation Sessions, students explored their own complex identities and were introduced to communication tools which would allow them to more effectively create communities across differences.
Starting in fall 2019, three colleges (School of Industrial and Labor Relations, School of Hotel Administration and Dyson) are conducting follow-up sessions for their first-year and transfer students. In these follow-up sessions, students will have the opportunity to  build upon the content and skills covered during Orientation.

The Daily Sun Staff Do IDP

September 15, 2019

The Daily Sun Staff Do IDP
The Cornell Daily Sun Staff participate in a three-hour session with IDP facilitators to think about the responsibilities journalists have to consider social identity when crafting their narratives. Together they explore new ways to understand various perspectives and challenge their own assumptions.
Relevant Articles: The Sun Did Intergroup Dialogue Project and so Should You

Law School Orientation

August 1, 2019

Law School Orientation
All incoming Cornell Law School students participated in a three-hour session focused on professional education and experiences within the field of law. In addition to reflecting on social identities, they had the opportunity to practice communication skills that can facilitate meaningful connections with peers and colleagues.

Orientation & Dialogue

August 18, 2018

Orientation & Dialogue
IDP offers introductory dialogue sessions to the entire incoming first-year class. In five days, we facilitate 169 three-hour sessions for over 3,000 students. We are developing follow-up programs for first-years to continue honing intergroup dialogue skills, as well as opportunities for staff and faculty to reinforce Cornell’s diversity and inclusion vision and values.
Relevant Articles: Intergroup Dialogue Project broadens students’ worlds, Orientation offers peer-led guidance, welcomes families

Getting Down to Business

March 19, 2018

Getting Down to Business
IDP developed and offered a 1 credit course to students in the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Workshop Wonders

September 1, 2017

Workshop Wonders
Offerings expand to include both one-time workshops and sustained recurring workshop series ranging from three-hours to multiple days. Participation in offerings also extends to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, as well as staff and faculty.

Summer Conference Hosting

June 1, 2017

Summer Conference Hosting
IDP hosts the second biennial conference on intergroup dialogue with various higher education programs around the country.
Relevant Articles: Conference explores best practices in intergroup dialogue

Inclusion Increases

March 20, 2017

Inclusion Increases
IDP was awarded the 2017 grant to develop and add a new “Nationality” section to their EDUC 2610 undergraduate class, incorporating global experiences and perspective, all while providing students with content beyond a U.S.- centric framework. Subsequently, in the Fall of 2017, IDP held it’s first EDUC 2610 course focusing on Nationality.
Relevant Articles: 2017 Grants: Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum

Graduates & Beyond!

July 1, 2016

Graduates & Beyond!
IDP extends its offerings beyond Cornell University’s undergraduate student body and develops the first and only graduate and postdoc dialogue program in the country.
Relevant Articles: Program enhances grad student, postdoc dialogue skills

Growth in Campus Outreach

February 1, 2016

Growth in Campus Outreach
IDP grows to accommodate 13 sections and approximately 200 students per semester for the first time. Moreover, the program incorporates the topics: socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, disability into EDUC 2610 topics.

Awards & Awards

March 1, 2014

Awards & Awards
Cornell University’s Intergroup Dialogue Project wins the Perkins Prize and Diversity Award.
Relevant Article: Cornell Wins Diversity Award

Creation of the Intergroup Dialogue Project

August 20, 2012

Creation of the Intergroup Dialogue Project
The Intergroup Dialogue Project was brought to Cornell University in the fall semester of 2012 in the form of EDUC 2610: Intergroup Dialogue, a 3-credit course for undergraduates. The course had 2 sections (one race section and one gender section) comprised of 15 students and 2 facilitators each.