Faculty and Staff Cultural Competency Development

How can we teach from traditional white, middle class academies and cultures and still reach students from various socio-cultural and linguistic backgrounds? How can we discuss racism and still promote inter-group harmony? How is it that faculty and staff can do their best to be inclusive with students and colleagues from different backgrounds and feel lost and confused at the same time?

If any of these questions resonate with you, you are not alone. The reality is that most faculty members have been prepared to understand and work with particular content and academic disciplines exquisitely. On the other hand, many fewer feel competent in effectively understanding and reaching students who bring very different knowledge bases, attitudes, values and beliefs, and skills.

This past Sunday’s New York Times reported that Blacks are far more likely to be stopped, arrested and even brutalized by police than Whites. On the contrary, contributors to ‘Criming While White’ expose the stunningly uneven application of law enforcement to Whites. Many university faculty and staff may unknowingly perpetuate such uneven treatment of students and underrepresented faculty, staff and students. What can you do?

The first step is to acknowledge the situation. The second step is to learn more about what you can do. Join me for a FREE webinar on Faculty Cultural Competency Development onTuesday, November 17, at 11:00 a.m. PST or 2:00 p.m. PST.  Use the following links to sign up:

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