College student populations are becoming more diverse.  The range of diversity among current students is wide thus requiring all college personnel to become familiar with how each respective population group needs to be supported to achieve their career goals. This group is for all college personnel who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 


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The Diversity in “Diverse” | Origin: ED137 | New comment by Jean Keelan

Each student needs to be seen as an individual with different learning styles. Learning needs to be a dynamic process versus a linear process. Teach students how to connect new information to...

Learning Preferences and Challenges | Origin: ED137 | New comment by Stephen Chavez

I think what I'm understanding in this module is the priority need to listen to your students.  Often times we get caught up in lecture and the giving of information without stopping to ask...

Language as a Reflection of Culture | Origin: ED137 | New comment by Stephen Chavez

Sometimes it is difficult for ESL students to comprehend the material in a group situation, but with a little patience and some 1 on 1 after lecture time, I find that they can comprehend the material...

Culture vs. Race | Origin: ED137 | New comment by Stephen Chavez

Because our culinary school is a destination school located on either coast, the student population is very diverse.  My current class mix includes a white male from Georgia, a female African...

The Diversity in “Diverse” | Origin: ED137 | New comment by Stephen Chavez

I find the biggest challenge I currently face in the classroom is the understanding and application of new gender normals.  For years we have lways shouted "Let's go guys" to a group of students...

Building Cultural Competency in Instructors | Origin: ED404 | New comment by Cecilia Munoz

I have always treated every student as an individual and have respected their cultures and language. Every student is a precious human being. I worked in the field 40+ years and I have always not...

Learning Preferences and Challenges | Origin: ED137 | New comment by EuWanda Sayles

Learning preferences and challenges are important components of learning and instructional design.   

Language as a Reflection of Culture | Origin: ED137 | New comment by EuWanda Sayles

Language and literacy are key components of teaching and learning for all students.   

Culture vs. Race | Origin: ED137 | New comment by EuWanda Sayles

Being inclusive and recognizing multicultural realities is not a one-time task, but requires ongoing learning and modification on your part, as an instructor

Learning Preferences and Challenges | Origin: ED137 | New comment by Patricia Simpkins

A very interesting thing I learned in this module is that surprisingly many students don't make people aware of their learning needs and will drop out prior to letting anyone know they need...