Crosscultural Competency

To cultivate student understanding of the rich diversity God has created we will integrate crosscultural competency education through division programs, staff development, and community partnerships. By enhancing the ability of our students and staff to talk and work across differences, we will develop Christian leaders who will advocate for and support human flourishing on campus and beyond.

We invite your comments about the recommendations from the Crosscultural Competency:

Step 1Task Team Recommendations

Step 2Implementation of Ideas for Initial Engagement

Step 3Confirm Submission

Step 4Finished

Task Team Recommendations

Create Change Team

Create a multicultural internal change team that is responsible for guiding all aspects of the transformational effort. This could be the SLCC Work Team or another group integrating the work team and additional staff members with expertise and passion for guiding the division. These individuals would be trained, knowledgeable, and skilled in intercultural issues.

Conduct a Readiness Assessment

Assess the division's readiness and knowledge base for individual and organizational change. Awareness and openness to multicultural change will guide the direction of our interventions. There are several tools in which to evaluate the division, e.g. Diversity Awareness Profile (DAP) or the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) which gives both group and individual feedback.

Educate SLET regarding organizational change models and sustainable change

Train SLET in cultural diversity and review organizational change models in order to understand the process of sustainable change. The awareness, involvement, and ability of the senior leadership team to lead multicultural change are crucial components of this Act of Determination.

Conduct an ''audit'' of the Division of Student life based on the MODM

  • The current SLCC work team has already begun the task of considering the current status, and some of the best practices in regard to the 10 categories of the MODM. (See Attachment 1 for Initial thoughts on recommendations.)

Create on-going plans based on what we learn from the readiness assessment and the audit

  • Attachment 1 shows some preliminary recommendations based on a review of what some other universities are doing. Once we have information from our own readiness assessment and audit of the MODM areas, we can begin to craft some ongoing plans.

Student Life will be a transformative presence in all our students’ lives, equipping them to make a positive impact on society.