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