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Developing Intercultural Competency

Cultural difference affects the experiences of students and faculty inside and outside the classroom in many different ways. The Center for Global Education serves as a resource for students, faculty and staff who want to explore ways to manage cultural difference in their interactions in the Tulane community. 

Relevant Tulane Departments

CELT: The Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching

OISS: The Office of International Students and Scholars

OSA: The Office of Study Abroad

EAPP: English for Academic and Professional Purposes 

CPS: The Center for Public Service

The O: The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Resources at Tulane for Faculty, Staff and Students

Intercultural Learning in the Office of Study Abroad

The OSA offers many resources about incultural learning to study abroad students. Many of these resources can be adapted to serve different populations. 

Intercultural Development Inventory at Tulane

Tulane is proud to have over 20 IDI Qualified Administrators on staff! Read about the IDI as a tool and how you can puruse using it in your classroom, organization or as an individual learning tool. 

CGE Staff present on cultural competency to a variety of audiences. Below is the presentation for our most recent talk geared to Tulane teaching assistants focused on how to incorporate cultural awareness in the classroom.

Culture in the Classroom Presentation

Culture in the Classroom Handout

 

Other Resources 

University of Washington Alignment Model

Vanderbilt University International Teaching Assistant Guide

Teaching in America: A Guide for International Faculty: A video produced with Harvard faculty in 1992

An Educator's Guide to Intercultural Learning

Western University Canada Teaching Support Center: Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Community

 

Bibliography/Further Reading

Tools for Teaching

Recognizing and Addressing Cultural Variations in the Classroom