Presented by Duquesne University

In response to the current national cultural climate, as well as Duquesne University’s charge to better serve our marginalized campus community members by addressing our personal and institutional biases, a series of modules for faculty, staff, and students on cultural competency and bias will were created for the School of Law. This session will walk participants through the development and implementation of a school-wide cultural competency initiative. Specifically, the presenters will discuss the creation of a faculty development module—a resource crafted to expose participants to basic definitions, concepts, and principles of culture and cultural competency, antiracist pedagogy, and mitigating instances of bias in the classroom.

This engaging presentation will examine how robust and challenging content can be created and delivered in digestible ways through multi-modal delivery techniques that facilitate school-wide buy-in. In our conversation we will discuss the collaborative creation of this content, its modes of delivery and their effect on individual readiness as it relates to alignment with our institution’s racial equity agenda, as well as challenges and successes related to the process. Session attendees will leave with a framework for implementing a similar faculty training focused on both personal and professional development surrounding cultural competency on their own campus.