Event Title: Cultural Competence & Higher Education: Dilemmas, Policies, and Practices
Date: February 06, 2019 - 3:00-4:15pm
Location: Georgia State University, Speaker's Auditorium
Tawara D. Goode
Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development
Georgetown University Medical Center
Co-Sponsors: Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
and the Office of Diversity Education Planning
Creating a culturally competent environment is an ongoing process that is extremely important in academic settings. This presentation will establish a foundation for the tenets of cultural competency at all levels in higher education. The gaps and barriers to the implementation and practice of a culturally competent environment will be explored using the experience and existing projects of the presenter as examples.
Tawara Goode is the Director of the Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. For more than 30 years, she has led efforts to advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence in the national network of university centers on disabilities. Professor Goode currently administers several national efforts to 1) increase the number and capacity of leaders to advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence and 2) develop curricula and professional development for current and future professionals that will teach, provide services and supports, and conduct research with and on behalf of people with developmental disabilities.