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Beyond Cultural Competence

Skills And Strategies For White Faculty Mentoring Underrepresented Racial And Ethnic Groups

Friday, April 6, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Skills And Strategies For White Faculty Mentoring Underrepresented Racial And Ethnic Groups.

There are different concepts, processes and tasks for white faculty to learn and engage in as they take on the role of mentors for mentees of color. It is important this work be done in white affinity groups so mentees of color don't have to take on the responsibility of educating their mentors on issues of white racial identity development, white privilege and white fragility.

This presentation will cover a model on this work and leave white faculty with increased capacity for this essential role. Discussion and dialogue will follow.


Cheryl Franks earned her Ph.D. at Columbia University School of Social Work where she worked for 22 years in an administrative capacity including serving as the Executive Director of Diversity, Human Rights and Social Justice. In that role she provided training and consultation to faculty, administrators and students throughout the university as well as New York City agencies and organizations.


Register at health.oregonstate.edu/beyond


Special thanks to our co-sponsors:

College of Liberal Arts
College of Education
College of Agricultural Sciences
College of Business
and Students for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

Learning Innovation Center (campus map)
Kate MacTavish, Ph.D.
Kate.MacTavish at oregonstate.edu
College of Public Health and Human Sciences