Center for Faculty Innovation

Cultural Dexterity: What Is It and How Can It Help My Teaching?

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Student Success Center room 4047

This roundtable will also be offered on Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:30 PM-2:00 PM in Memorial Hall. Use the link above to register for either session. 


The roundtable discussion will assist participants in developing cultural dexterity while teaching a diverse student body. It will also provide pointers on how to develop personalized strategies when teaching outside one’s own cultural comfort zone.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Exploring the complexities of teaching outside their cultural comfort zone
  • Making progress in developing a personalized plan to gain dexterity in negotiating multiple cultural lenses in a classroom

Faculty participants will make progress toward this teaching outcome: 

  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices.

Facilitator: Smita Mathur, PhD, Early Elementary & Reading and CFI 

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