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Faculty Professional Development for Cultural Competency

This guide is intended to support the work of Faculty Interest Groups (FIGs) on the Equity Lens and Cultural Competency. There are hundreds of articles available on these topics through the Library databases. Please ask a librarian for more resources.

What is Cultural Competency?

This guide is being updated and is not fully functional (October 2022).


This guide is intended to support faculty and staff at Lane Community College in exploring issues of cultural competency. The resources were selected by librarian Claire Dannenbaum, primarily from the LCC Library catalog, for use in Faculty Professional Development (FPD) Faculty Inquiry Groups (FIGs). This is a very selective collection meant to inspire inquiry, and is not exhaustive. Use the linked subject terms throughout the guide to access all titles in the Library catalog with that heading.

Please email Claire with suggestions for resources you would like added, or for help in finding other resources not listed here.  Ebooks and database articles require your L-number login to access from off-campus.

Please contact Adrienne Mitchell to learn more about FIGs and FPD at Lane.

What is Cultural Competency? An essay by Jason Mak, DHS Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the State of Oregon Office of Equity and Multicultural Services.


Halualani, Rona Tamiko, et al. "Mapping Diversity Efforts as Inquiry." Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management, vol. 32, no. 2, Apr. 2010, pp. 127-136.


Some important Subject Headings to use in the Library catalog:

Cultural competence

Difference (Philosophy)

Intersectionality (Sociology)

Inclusive education


Education, Humanistic

Feminism and education


The Equity Lens

The Equity Lens at Lane Community College

Equity Based Teaching Resources from the Oregon Center for Education Equity

Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide. Embracing Equity: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion within Your Organization. Annie E. Casey Foundation.



"Diversity, excellence, and inclusion: Leadership for change in the twenty-first century United States," from Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Emerging perspectives on institutional transformation. Daryl G. Smith, ed. New York: Routledge, 2014.