FY 2016 Tilford Fellows/Abstracts
(1) Integrating Multicultural Competences into a Campus-Wide Tutoring Event
Department/Unit: English, on behalf of Totally Tutoring
Assistant Professor of English and Writing Center Director
Totally Tutoring Coordinator, Writing Center Senior Staff member, and English Instructor.
Totally Tutoring is requesting funding to support the development of multicultural learning materials in two formats: 1) a Spring 2016 workshop for K-State tutors; 2) online video materials based on this workshop to be made available to the entire campus interested in best practices for one-to-one teaching; and 3) future workshops for the broader campus community, based on lessons learned from this one. Therefore tutors, professors, and students will have the opportunity to learn from a nationally known speaker on tutor training and professional development.
(2) Introduction of a New First Year Seminar (FYS) with a Study Abroad Component
Department/Unit: Interior Architecture and Product Design
This project will focus on infusing multicultural competencies in the content and teaching strategies of a two-part course “Italian by Design.” The first part of the course will be offered here on Manhattan campus – and the accompanying second part will be offered as a filed study in Italy. The main objective of this course is to introduce incoming freshmen to a different culture then their own, so that they can understand socio-cultural, art, architecture, and design traditions and history of another country and compare it with their own and in doing so, develop various multi-cultural competencies. The field study abroad will provide hands-on multicultural and international experiences. Both courses are for the incoming freshman; and the course will be listed as First Year Seminar (FYS) for enrollment from all colleges.
(3) Educational training module focused on cultural diversity and culturally endorsed leadership styles
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
The proposal – offered either as a course or training module – will enable students to become flexible, sensitive, tolerant, and welcoming to diversity. They will learn to (1) appreciate cultural differences and adapt to diverse settings (2) recognize implicit cultural values enabling them to resolve conflicts resulting amid cultural diversity, (3) understand the traits of leaders not only within their own context, but also what is generally acceptable and endorsed as leadership styles in other cultures allowing them to enhance their performances when leading diverse groups in organizations within the US or overseas as they work for multi-national companies.