Use of the Intercultural Development Inventory in Higher Education: An Examination of Cultural Humility in a Globalized World (71661)

Session Information: Culture & Diversity in Education
Session Chair: Joyce Mary Adam

Thursday, 21 September 2023 13:40
Session: Session 3
Room: Gracia
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

With our diverse global society, higher education institutions are prime spaces of cross-cultural and cross-racial engagement for faculty, staff, and students. Through self-awareness and understanding of different cultures, faculty, and staff can help higher education institutions prepare students for a diverse global workforce. To create a sense of belonging among diverse students, higher education institutions need to prepare faculty and staff for the increasing need for intercultural humility. The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is an assessment tool used to indirectly measure an individual’s awareness of and sensitivity to cultural differences. IDI is the only theory-based tool that addresses the capability to shift one’s cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences. Additionally, IDI can help bridge the gap between mindset and skillset and allow room for self-reflection. It is imperative for faculty and staff to have self-awareness to allow for successful student interactions and to provide appropriate and adequate education, as well as create a sense of belonging. Using case studies, this presentation will demonstrate how the IDI can be used as an informative tool when creating an inclusive, culturally responsive environment. Examples of how the IDI has been used will be provided to demonstrate how faculty and staff engage in intercultural humility and inform the development of culturally responsive programs. This process has aided in preparing students for a diverse global workforce and appreciation for different cultures.

Jessica Torro, Metropolitan State University of Denver, United States
Tanya Greathouse, Metropolitan State University of Denver, United States

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00