Cultural Intelligence Leadership Elements in developing STEM-Liberal Arts Learning Communities

Flipped Session
Friday January 24, 2014 2:45pm to 3:15pm

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) predicts success in cultural adaptation.  Academia, and especially liberal arts and STEM, can be very different cultures from anything that a first generation, ethnic minority student has ever experienced. CQ’s four pillars, Action, Knowledge, Strategy, and Drive, will be used as a developmental scaffolding to planning for best practice programs in the first year.  Fresno Pacific University’s HSI STEM-Liberal Arts learning community, which has doubled retention of Hispanic and first generation STEM students, will be used as a macro case study. This is working session for academic leaders to identify HSI cultural variables that inform planning.  

Karen Cianci
Dean of School of Natural Sciences
Fresno Pacific University
Cindy Carter
Dean of Degree Completion
Fresno Pacific University
Yaneth Barreto
STEM Student
Fresno Pacific University
Alicia Cobian
STEM Student
Fresno Pacific University