Building Diversity across the Curriculum

“Multiculturalism might be seen as a state of being in which humans feel comfortable in their communication with people from any culture, in any situation” (Watson, Williams, & Derby, 2005). Community colleges are known for being more diverse, reflecting the community in which they are located (Cohen, Brawer, & Kisker, 2013), but are faculty prepared to meet the needs of diverse learners? What does a professor do if a student is insulted by another with racial or ethnic slurs? What does she do if a student shares a story that makes others uncomfortable? How does a professor incorporate other cultures into the curriculum? How does she create a curriculum that is engaging to all students in the class, regardless of their gender, age, race, or where they come from? These questions and others are explored in the links below.


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References:


Cohen, A. M., Brawer, F.B., & Kisker, C.B. (2013). The American community college (6th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Watson, L.W., Williams, F.K., & Derby, D.C. (2005). Contemporary multicultural issues: student, faculty, and administrator perceptions. Community College Enterprise, 11(1), 79-92.

Summary of web site links:

Web site: http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?title=Generational_Diversity&video_id=40183

Web site: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/12tips.htm

Web site: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/diverse.htm

Web site: http://www.crlt.umich.edu/tstrategies/tsmdt.php

Web site: http://www.wa-skills.com/PDFs/10divtext.pdf

Web site: http://www.diversityweb.org/diversity_innovations/faculty_staff_development/index.cfm