Inclusive Community

Inclusive Community is the preparation of students to engage in action, within their communities and work settings, to create an inclusive community.

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence is a set of cultural, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

Intended Outcomes
  • Students will increase awareness of how their own identities and cultural perspectives influence their interactions in their local and global communities.
  • Students will increase their curiousity about and openness to other identities and cultural perspectives and people.
  • Students will increase their self-efficacy and ability to positively engage perspectives and experiences different from one's own.
  • Students will increase their knowledge of and empathy for other identities and cultural perspectives.
  • Students will increase their ability to communicate verbally and nonverbally across cultural differences in culturally considerate ways.

A cognitive process directed at reaching a conclusion by considering the views, attitudes, values, preferences, identities and cultural perspectives of oneself and others, while leveraging critical and reflective thinking.

Intended Outcomes
  • Students will increase the value they place on including diverse perspectives and thoughts.
  • Students will articulate the benefits of inclusive decision making.
  • Students will increase their ability to identify the identities and cultural perspectives not being considered.
  • Students will be attentive to inclusiveness by articulating how their decisions and actions affect others with different identities and cultural perspectives.
  • Students will seek to understand, include, and share decision-making with diverse identities and cultural perspectives needed to make fully informed and culturally considerate decisions, while avoiding tokenism.

This definition and intended outcomes are currently being developed by the Division's Inclusive Community Assessment Fellows.

This definition and intended outcomes are currently being developed by the Division's Inclusive Community Assessment Fellows.

 

View the Inclusive Community events and programs on Engage that are provided by the division or student organizations that the division advises.

Thank you to educators across the division who serve as Inclusive Community Assessment Fellows.