SMILE: Survey of Multicultural Interactions and Linguistic Engagement
The SMILE is a research-based, cultural competence assessment tool (developed by Dr. Helen Tinsley) to enable participants to gauge their individual level of cultural competence & support leadership teams in conducting a multicultural scan. Participants will be guided into creating Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) to further cultural conversations, via reading and discussion groups focusing on multicultural and diverse literature to build greater facility in cultural competence.
The SMILE consists of a 60 item tool for:
* Progress Monitoring
- Self-rating tool for assessing cultural competence and uncovering and addressing implicit bias
- Areas of focus: Beliefs and Attitude, Knowledge, Skill and Experience,
- Levels: Individual, Professional and Societal – across race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender and sexual orientation.
- Multicultural Resource List
NOTE: Link to the SMILE website and online assessment tool will be forthcoming.