This research brief analyzes the structure, implementation, and assessment of on-campus cultural competency and intercultural awareness initiatives.
Key observations from our research
1. Cultural competency and intercultural initiatives at three of six profiled universities reside within international offices.
2. Profiled institutions determine intercultural competency programming objectives and curriculum based on intercultural competency development theories, professional organization recommendations, and student interests.
3. Profiled institutions consider existing programming, student feedback, and time constraints when developing intercultural competency programming.
4. Profiled institutions use announcements at orientation, social media, print media, emails, and announcements from faculty and staff to publicize intercultural events to students.
5. Institution C and Institution E evaluate intercultural competency through a standardized assessment.