Black, White, and Everything in Between: Expanding our Socio-Cultural Consciousness in the Classroom

What: Campus Wide Faculty Multicultural Workshop

Who: Dr. Milton A. Fuentes & Dr. Hector Y. Adames, Multicultural Co-Facilitators

When: Wednesday, Nov. 7 2012 from 3:30-5:30p.m.

Where: Schulz 3001

Statement of Purpose: The purpose of this workshop is to assist faculty in exploring issues of diversity in their classrooms.

Objectives:
Understanding the multidimensional nature of identity.
Considering power and privilege and its relationship to teaching, learning, retention and engagement.
Realizing the role of the fundamental attribution error in our classroom interactions.
Appreciating the value of difficult dialogues.

Outcomes:
By the end of this workshop, faculty will be able to:
Demonstrate multicultural awareness, knowledge and skills
Implement pedagogical activities that engage students in critically analyzing discipline-specific theory and practice using multicultural curriculum theory, standards and practice.
Employ instructional strategies (lecture, demonstration, discussion, small groups) that support complex and challenging multicultural learning.
Develop culture-centered instructional activities.

This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of the Office of the Provost, School of Social Sciences, and the Department of Psychology. It is co-sponsored by the Faculty Professional Development Sub-Committee, the President's Diversity Council, and the Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.