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Cultural Competence and Diversity in Higher Education
Implications for Xavier University and College of Pharmacy

Cultural competence and linguistic competence are widely recognized by educators, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers as fundamental areas of knowledge and skills. It is essential that faculty and staff of institutions of higher education have the capacity to prepare and support students from all backgrounds to develop the values, knowledge, and skills necessary to engage individuals from culturally diverse groups and the communities in which they live in an authentic and meaningful manner. Students must have the capacity to not only work but to thrive in their chosen careers in the United States and in the global society. Historically Black Colleges and Universities should be in the vanguard of institutions of higher education that embed cultural and linguistic competence in curricula, teaching, research, community engagement, and the translation of such research to benefit the racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations in the United States, its territories, tribal nation and beyond. While the evidence suggests the efficacy of these approaches, many in academia, including HBCUs, continue to struggle with the full integration of cultural competence and linguistic competence into their policies, structures, practices, and procedures. This workshop is designed to: 1) Describe conceptual frameworks for cultural competence and linguistic competence and their implications for institutions of higher education; and 2) Apply these conceptual frameworks and practices to their respective departments and roles in Xavier University and the School of Pharmacy.

Tawara Goode is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She has been on the faculty of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD), for over 30 years and has served in many capacities. She has degrees in early childhood education, and education and human development. Professor Goode has extensive experience as a principal investigator for federal and private sector grants and contracts. She is the director of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) at GUCCHD. She is the new Director of the GUCCHD’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and focuses on national level efforts to advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence in this field.

  • Led by: Ms. Tawara Good (Georgetown University)
  • Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Pharmacy Annex 115
  • Sponsor: COP; CAT+FD

Tags: cultural competence, pharmacy, diversity, inclusivity
Format: hands-on
Event ID: 01924

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