This qualitative investigation examined the specific practices of student affairs supervisors who were identified as multiculturally competent by supervisees. Findings suggest supervisors’ multicultural competence, as evidenced in their actions and interactions, may have a positive impact on the supervisory relationship. Specifically, supervisees noted a supervisor’s willingness to express vulnerability, creation of safe spaces, and cultivation of supervisee’s whole self as evidence of a supervisor’s multicultural competence. Congruence with the ACPA/NASPA Social Justice and Inclusion competency and implications for practice are also presented

Authors: Matthew R. Shupp, Carmen M. McCallum, Amy B. Wilson

Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 11-13 April 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2023.0011
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-51-8
  • Conference Location: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland