Faculty Development

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Faculty Development
Book Club

Starting in 2019-2020 as a means to foster meaningful dialogue about the role of race and equality in the School of Education, the faculty and staff come together to read and discuss important texts engaging with deep considerations of social justice. All SOE faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to join. Contact Deb Brown at [email protected] for a copy of the current semester's book.

Spring 2020: We Want to do More Than Survive by Bettina Love

Fall 2020: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Spring 2021: How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibrahim X. Kendi

Fall 2021: Black Fatigue by Mary-Frances Winters

Spring 2022: Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope by bell hooks

Fall 2022: Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes and Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard, Jennifer Zivoin (Illustrator)

Spring 2023: From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education by Tia Brown McNair, Estela Mara Bensimon, Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux

Spring 2023 Book Club, All faculty, staff and students are welcome, a School of Education DEIJ initiative, From Equity Talk to Equity Walk
Decolonizing Syllabi

A committee of faculty have met together to begin a collaborative process of recognizing, building, and sharing values of equity and inclusion in their syllabi. The process of “decolonizing” included interrogating the concept, considering the impact, and addressing a specific need highlighted through consideration of student experience. The committee invites instructors to hear about the journey so far and join in the collaborative effort to intentionally attend to the experiences in our classes.

  • Decolonizing Syllabi: Exploring Inclusive Pedagogy Workgroup
    Summer 2022 - June 7, 8, 14, 15
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  • Decolonizing Syllabi & Inclusive Practices January Workgroup
    January 2023 - January 5, 6, 9, 10
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  • Decolonizing Syllabi & Inclusive Practices Workgroup
    Summer 2023 - May 22, 23, 24
    We will work with the text, Learning that Matters: A Field Guide to Course Design for Transformative Education. Attend one session or all.
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