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Understanding Student Intercultural Competence (cont.)

  • Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: Baker Commons

Since 2007 Luther College students have been required to complete at least one course labeled “intercultural” as part of the Perspectives and Skills portion of the curriculum. What do we mean by “intercultural,” and where do we observe students adopting an intercultural perspective? In this workshop faculty will look at samples of student work from various courses in order to identify qualities of strong intercultural competence. We will develop a summary of those qualities to share with the APC, the Assessment Committee, and the full faculty in the fall semester. The goal for January 2019 is to develop a common definition of intercultural competence and an evaluation tool. Discussions of intercultural competence, and why intercultural skills matter, will be an important piece of broad curriculum revision.

This workshop meets 9:00 to 4:00 on Aug. 7 and 9:00 to 12:00 on Aug. 8.

Participants will receive a $75 stipend for this workshop. Lunch will be provided on the first day.

Facilitators: Brooke Joyce, Greg Patton, David Thompson and Stephanie Travers

Questions? Contact Jeff Wilkerson, 563-387-1226