Tuesday, May 18 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Antiracist Curriculum Development: Lessons from the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences

with Meg Bentley (CAS-Biology), Max Paul Friedman (CAS Interim Dean), Núria Vilanova (CAS Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies), Rachel Watkins (CAS-Anthropology), Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy (SOE Dean), Corbin Campbell (SOE Associate Dean of Academic Affairs) and Reuben Jacobson (Director of Education Policy and Leadership Program, SOE)

Watch this previously recorded session.

Faculty and deans from CAS and SOE describe their experiences with fostering antiracist pedagogy and course content. While antiracist curriculum development serves the goals of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), it goes beyond a diversity paradigm to challenge structures of systemic racism, antiblackness, and white supremacy in society and in our academic disciplines. Antiracist curriculum and pedagogy also affirm the lived experiences and cultures of Black and Brown students and elevate voices of BIPOC scholarship.  We will discuss useful concepts and approaches, how antiracist teaching and curriculum development work in different disciplines, and forms of support for faculty engaging in this practice. We will also address the inherent challenges and tensions that may arise doing this work and ways to work through them. 

By attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

(1) Recognize the difference between diversifying course content and using an antiracist approach to teaching. 

(2) Understand the meaning of antiracism, antiracist curriculum development, and antiracist pedagogy. 

(3) Analyze the opportunities, supports, and challenges to faculty developing antiracist curriculum and pedagogy. 

(4) Apply these insights to future course planning and continuing DEI efforts in AU schools. 

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