Faculty and staff who engage in any type of academic or general advising are invited to this interactive workshop on March 2 at 4:15-5:45 p.m. The guest presenter is Blane Harding, director of diversity engagement at Virginia Tech. RSVP.
Description: Cultural competence assumes that one can learn or know enough, that cultures are monolithic, and that one can actually reach a full understanding of a culture to which they do not belong. Cultural humility encourages personal reflection and growth around culture in order to increase awareness and introspection. It encourages lifelong learning with no end goal but rather an appreciation of the journey of growth and understanding. Both lead to an increase in respect, empathy, compassion, and the ability to treat students with dignity as members of the Lafayette community, and the advising relationship is a powerful catalyst in achieving this goal. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Committee, the Office of Advising, and CITLS.
A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the workshop.