August Conference

August 27, 2021

Further details forthcoming. Conference will be virtual with an in-person afternoon reception.

Agenda

9:00am – 10:00am: Welcome and Faculty Panel

10:15am -11:45am Keynote: Dr. Mignonne Guy

12:00pm – 1:00pm Birds of a Feather Lunch (Disciplines)

These sessions will not be recorded.

  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Languages
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Academic Support Partners

1:15pm – 3:00pm: Anti-racist Pedagogy Beyond 2020: The Power of Intersectional Humility with Dr. Kim Case

Since the uprising for racial justice and Black lives in summer 2020, the phrase “anti-racist pedagogy” has increased in popularity. How do campus leaders and educators move toward a shared understanding of these words? How do academic administrators, faculty developers, and faculty convert these words from merely aspirational to campus-wide pedagogical change? To begin a journey toward anti-racist pedagogy that seeks to dismantle systemic racism and white supremacy, we must interrogate assumptions, myths, and mindsets that prevent the work. This workshop applies intersectional theory and analysis of power to both critique and move beyond our traditional higher education approaches aimed at diversity and inclusion. Intersectional cultural humility and pedagogical humility allow us to recognize opportunities for personal growth, identify internal and external barriers to change, and infuse student expertise. As campus leaders and educators, how will we intentionally center “anti-racist pedagogy” for systemic change beyond its 2020 spike in popularity?

Aspiring anti-racist educators must strengthening our skills regarding pedagogical humility (Case et al., 2020) and intersectional cultural humility (Buchanan et al., 2020; Crenshaw, 1989). Through pedagogical humility, faculty interrogate assumptions about ways of being and knowing and infuse student expertise throughout the curriculum as co-creators of the learning experience. Pedagogical humility opens the door to break down isolation and usher in brave spaces, unconditional support, innovation, and creativity for anti-racist pedagogy (Case et al., 2020). As Tervalon and Murray-Garcia (1998) argued, cultural humility is a process, not an outcome, that requires ongoing and frequent self-reflection on power. Pedagogical and intersectional cultural humility align to provide a path forward for anti-racist pedagogy that thrives beyond the potentially temporary popularity of the phrase.

3:30 – 5pm Campus-based, In-Person Receptions

This session will not be recorded.

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