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Diversity, Inclusivity & Civility: Developing Cultural Competency pt 1

This event is open to:
Faculty, Teaching Academic Staff, Non-Teaching Academic Staff, Graduate Students, Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants

Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Lubar S250

Presenter: Webinar by Innovative Educators

College campuses are places where many people have their first experiences encountering and interacting with a wide range of people from many diverse backgrounds and worldviews. We strive to develop an understanding of their personal relationship to the world's social, cultural, political, economic, technological, and natural environments. In order to create an environment conducive to student success, faculty, administration, and staff must collaborate (literally co-labor) to create a community of mutual respect and understanding. This two-part workshop will address how developing and enhancing cultural competence must be the primary outcome of diversity/inclusivity programs. Cultural competence is the ability to understand, communicate, and effectively interact with people across cultures. While "culture" is often viewed in the U.S. as being primarily related to race, ethnicity, and gender, effective diversity/inclusivity programs must also address sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability/ability, religion, age, and other issues that lead to marginalization and exclusion.

For more information or to request special accommodations, contact: Warren Scherer, x 7235 .


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