September 18th Session: “Strategies for Challenging Hate and Creating Progressive Social Change in Academic Communities”

The past year has been full of hateful influences impacting classrooms and academic communities across the country.  How do we combat the hate and create progressive social change? According to Terry W. Hartle, senior vice president at the American Council on Education and author of "Why Most Republicans Don't Like Higher Education", only 36% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents … Continue reading September 18th Session: “Strategies for Challenging Hate and Creating Progressive Social Change in Academic Communities”

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November 15th Session Summary: Campus Community: Shifting Demographics and Student Identity

Our third Provisions session of the 2016-2017 year explored the theme of “Campus Community: Shifting Demographics and Student Identity.” Presenters shared experience and expertise with the various topics pertaining to the theme, in which sought to explore the shifting population of college students (i.e. millennials, first generation). An audience of approximately 20 faculty and staff members attended to … Continue reading November 15th Session Summary: Campus Community: Shifting Demographics and Student Identity

Campus Community: Shifting Demographics and Student Identity: November 15th Session

In College of Tomorrow: The Changing Demographics of the Student Body, Joseph P. Williams discusses the projected changes in the demographics of future college students. Williams suggests that numbers of minority students attending colleges will increase within the years to come, preceding numbers of the current majority population. This provides implications for educators to prepare for the changes … Continue reading Campus Community: Shifting Demographics and Student Identity: November 15th Session

Teaching Global Perspective Session (11/16)

Vaneeta Palecanda presented on Post-Colonial literature and film theory. Using three films, Nowhere in Africa, Beat the Drum, and The Wooden Camera in combination with Nadine Gordimer’s novel, July’s People, Palecanda approaches teaching from a global perspective by providing her students with materials, questions, and subject matter. By drawing attention to the human condition and/of … Continue reading Teaching Global Perspective Session (11/16)