Council on Post-Secondary Education Recognizes WKU’s Inclusive Teaching Academy

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) — The state Board on Post-Secondary Education this week awarded its first Cultural Competency Certification to WKU’s Academy of Inclusive Education.

Launched in November 2021, the certification process reviews and certifies programs offered by Kentucky colleges and universities aimed at developing well-defined cultural competencies and addressing personal and organizational biases.

“The ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and with a wide variety of life experiences is an essential skill for students, faculty and staff,” said CPE President Aaron Thompson. . “Our certification process helps Kentucky colleges create and develop structured, evidence-based programs so their campus communities can develop the skills they need to teach, learn, and function successfully in a more more diverse.”

The Inclusive Teaching Academy is a four-month professional development opportunity for all ranks of faculty. Faculty from each of WKU’s five colleges will be selected through a competitive application process each semester.

The academy will launch its inaugural cohort this month.

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