Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity: Scholarship and Practice
As our classrooms become more culturally and experientially diverse, what can we on our campuses do to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed? Many professional development opportunities aimed at helping faculty enhance their teaching practices often overlook the role of cultural competence in teaching and learning and fail to effectively integrate cultural sensitivity with high impact pedagogies. Factors such as race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status can have a significant impact on a student’s educational experiences. There is a growing body of research that identifies such issues and describes tested strategies for helping both faculty and students overcome them.
The attached .zip file contains all the materials needed to host a workshop that the authors developed through support from the AAC&U/PKAL's Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) initiative. The workshop is designed to enable participants to reflect on their current practices, learn about the scholarship and emerging practices relating to diversity and equity in learning, practice the application of strategies through discussion of scenarios, and develop a plan for integrating insights from the workshop into their own work.
McCormack, Elizabeth; Spohrer, Jennifer; Chiang, Esther; and Munguia, Jancy, "Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity: Scholarship and Practice" (2015). Blended Learning Research and Open Educational Resources. 4.
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