Fall Faculty Workshop 2016
The 2016 Fall Faculty Workshop: Culturally Inclusive Classrooms In All Our Disciplines, For All Our Students
The world is changing, and so is higher education. Shifts in university funding structures, technological advances, and numerous other considerations influence how, what, who, and when we teach. One major change is demographic: our campuses are becoming more multicultural as the population diversifies. This past academic year, for instance, students across the nation—and at UNI—demanded that educational institutions address entrenched issues of privilege and discrimination, and work to create more inclusive classrooms on our campus. Are we prepared to meet this challenge?
During the workshop, we’ll focus on building the kinds of skills we need to create classrooms of inclusion at UNI, no matter what subjects we teach. We’ll discuss institutional and personal barriers to inclusiveness, including how we can address resistance by students and colleagues. We’ll examine our own assumptions as educators, and explore how we can create classroom contexts where we can have productive conversations about diversity and inequality. The day will be interactive and engaging.
We welcome Dr. Stephany Rose and Dr. Dena Samuels from the Matrix Center at the University of Colorado—Colorado Springs (UCCS). The Matrix Center’s mission is “to challenge systems of oppression and privilege in society, and implement effective solutions through comprehensive educational programming…” (www.uccs.edu/matrix). Dr. Rose is Associate Professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at UCCS, and author of Recovering from Racism: A Guidebook to Beginning Conversations (2015) and Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crises in Whiteness (2015). Dr. Samuels is Director of the Matrix Center and Asst. Professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies and author of The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for A Multicultural World.
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