Faculty Learning Communities (FLC)
Building Culturally Sustaining Classrooms
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Recent events on and off-campus have reminded us of the vital importance of developing curricula and pedagogy that recognize and sustain the ways of knowing and lived experiences of students from communities marginalized by systemic inequities.
Our classrooms are not immune from the power dynamics that structure our everyday lives and experiences, regardless of our disciplines or content areas. Rather, they are active sites in which we resist—or reinforce—existing social and racial inequities, and normalize—or problematize—students’ cultural and linguistic practices.
The FLC creates a space for faculty to collectively think through and actively respond to these issues in our classrooms. Participants will:
All faculty with full-time teaching appointments are invited to participate in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) focused on building culturally sustaining classrooms in Fall 2017. There will be two concurrent faculty learning communities; one will be facilitated by Maria De Jesus (SIS, CTRL) and Monica Jackson (CAS) and the other will be facilitated by Fanta Aw (CAMPUS LIFE) and Amanda Taylor (SIS):
Participants must be able to attend all four sessions of the learning community; readings and some assignments will also be required. Lunch will be provided.
Please express your interest no later than August 21st. Space is limited to 15 participants per FLC and faculty will be accepted on a first come, first serve.