Whereas, An effective community college education prepares students to learn about working and living in a diverse world as global citizens, and as faculty we should hold ourselves to the same standard to which we hold our students;
Whereas, Cultural competence is a skill set that makes one effective in working in diverse environments and teaching diverse students, and faculty who make progress toward becoming culturally competent should positively affect the success of students;
Whereas, Ongoing professional development helps faculty recognize that becoming culturally competent is a continual learning process; and
Whereas, Stand-alone faculty development activities on cultural competence are insufficient for faculty to fully understand and address the needs of diverse student populations;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges create a plan for infusing best practices regarding cultural competence into professional development, work, goals, and other aspects of the work of the Senate and produce the plan as a model for local senates by the Spring 2011 Plenary Session.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
Recommend creating a resource (ie tool kit) that merges S10 1.02 and S10 1.07 and includes tools for incoporating cultural competence and hiring diverse faculty; 10-11 committee discussed also exploring breakout/general session speaker opportunities related to cultural competence. Update 6/25/2015: Resolution continuing to be addressed through the creation of ASCCC Cultural Competence and Diversity Advocacy Plan (2014-2015 & 2015-2016).
Resolution continuing to be addressed through the EDAC's Cultural Competency Plan (currently posted on the ASCCC Website). Members of EDAC are engaged in creating a module for the Professional Development College on cultural competency. Anticipated completion of module in August 2017. 2017 - 18: EDAC incoming committee will review the module to ensure that the module accomplishes this resolution.