Cultural competency, awareness of stereotypes and unconscious bias

Recommendation
Educate faculty, staff, and students for cultural competency, awareness of stereotypes and unconscious biases. Cultural competence requires that one value the contributions, knowledge and worth of members of different groups. Cultural competence derives from an awareness and understanding of different cultures and allows respectful communication between members of different social and cultural groups including race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexuality, ability, language, or socioeconomic statuses.

Supporting References
‘I Wish I Belonged More in this Whole Engineering Group:’ Achieving Individual Diversity

“Is Transfer Credit a Strategy for Success or a Prescription for Failure?

What’s to keep you from dropping out?’ — Student Immigration into and within Engineering

‘I Feel Like Forest Gump:’ Mixed-Race Native American Students Find Community in a College of Engineering

‘Imaginary engineering’ or ‘re-imagined engineering’: Negotiating Gendered Positions in the Borderland of a College of Engineering

Racial Inequality Exists in Spite of Over-Representation: The Case of Asian-American Students in Engineering Education

Where Successful Latino/a Engineering Undergraduates find Community at a Predominately White Research University

Collaborating on a case study: Data analysis

Academic Struggles and Strategies: How Minority Students Persist

‘I wish that I belonged more in this whole engineering group:’ Achieving individual diversity – personal reflection

How to function in and with a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, cross-epistemology research team!

Social Science Research in Engineering Education: Lessons Learned

“‘We Weren’t Intentionally Excluding Them…Just Old Habits’: Women (Lack of) Interest and an Engineering Student Competition Team

‘Asians are good at math. What an awful stereotype:’ The Model Minority Stereotype’s Impact on Asian and Asian American Engineering Students

Advisor Perspectives on Diversity in Student Design Competition Teams

Barriers to Broadening Participation in Engineering Competition Teams

Inclusion or Exclusion? The Impact of the Intersection of Team Culture, Student Identity and Pathway on Team Diversity

Building Diversity in Engineering Competition Teams by Modeling Industry Best-Practice

Leadership, Management, and Diversity: Missed Opportunities within Student Design Competition Teams