Connecting with Advisees from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds Webcast Recording



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Learn how you can better connect with students who come from different backgrounds than your own. Throughout this training we will look at practical guidelines for bridging cultural barriers. After establishing those guidelines we will discuss how you can use them to connect with students who represent diverse:

  • Religions
  • Ethnic Backgrounds
  • Gender Identities

Who Should Attend

This webcast is perfect for those who work on the front lines advising and supporting students. This may include:

  • Professional Academic Advisors
  • Faculty Advisors
  • Directors of Advising Departments
  • Student Affairs Professionals

Learning Outcome

After participating in this online training, you will be able to improve your advising practices through better interactions with students from diverse backgrounds. 


Using scenarios, we will give you specific tips for how to ensure that you are reaching your diverse students in ways that will best help them succeed. You will apply three guidelines for working with diverse students to each scenario.

  • Three Guidelines for Bridging Cultural Barriers
  • Four advising scenarios
    • Scenario #1: Diverse religions
    • Scenario #2: Diverse ethnic backgrounds
    • Scenario #3: Diverse gender identities
    • Scenario #4: From the audience

You will leave with tools you can use start doing these practices right away.


Doris Wright Carroll, Associate Professor of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs, Kansas State University

Doris Wright Carroll is Associate Professor in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She brings more than thirty years’ experience as a multicultural counselor, teacher, and educator to her appointment, a position held since 1999. Dr. Carroll teaches and conducts applied research in student affairs practice and higher education administration, with special focus in diversity issues and curriculum development. Dr. Carroll has presented national and international presentations related to academic advising and student retention and is well published in these areas. Dr. Carroll holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Kansas State University and earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1982.


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