DU CTLAT Multiculturalism Spring 2013 Presentation


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DU CTLAT Multiculturalism Spring 2013 Presentation

  1. 1. Center for Teaching Learning and Academic Technology (CTLAT) Introducing a Lecture Series on MulticulturalismToday’s Session: FLCs Review, Reconnect and Reflect Dillard University 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana 70122 Kearny Hall West Dining Room Dr. Steve A. Buddington, Professor of Social Work; Dr. Eartha Lee Johnson, Associate Professor of Psychology Ms. Diane Magee, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice 1 Discussion Leaders January 30, 2013 ~ 12:15 p.m.
  2. 2. DU ~ Center for Teaching Learningand Academic Technology 2
  3. 3. • Dillard Universitys mission is to produce graduates who excel, become world leaders, are broadly educated, culturally aware, and concerned with improving the human condition. Through a highly personalized and learning-centered approach, Dillards students are able to meet the competitive demands of a diverse, global and technologically advanced society.Mission Statement 3
  4. 4. • Dillard University will be a premier private undergraduate university in the region and in the world of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.• Dillard University will expand selectively into graduate studies, building on its best programs that represent future projections of workforce needs.• Dillard University will increase and enhance its commitment to and production of quality, useful research.• Dillard University will infuse globalization into its curriculum so that it expands its reach to other languages, cultures and countries.• Dillard University will demonstrate commitment to all students’ success.Dillard University’sStrategic Pillars 4
  5. 5. • Dillard University will develop student leadership training and enriched educational opportunities outside of the classroom to offer a balanced environment as part of the college experience.• Dillard University will continue to attract and graduate talented African American students, while welcoming those from a diverse background who can benefit from the unique experience we offer.• Dillard University will demonstrate commitment to technology as subject matter, a teaching tool and the underpinnings of internal systems that are efficient, reliable and cost-effective.Dillard University’sStrategic Pillars 5
  6. 6. • Dillard University will show fiscal integrity, with systems of financial and professional accountability and stability.• Dillard University will be engaged in the revitalization of its home, New Orleans.• Dillard University will develop and promulgate practices relative to the greening of its campus and the promotion of environmental sustainability.• Dillard University will develop a Gulf Coast Public Policy CenterDillard University’sStrategic Pillars 6
  7. 7. • Diane Magee, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice• Social Sciences Department• DU ~ PEW Charitable Trust GrantShares Real Experiences on FacultyLearning Communities 7
  8. 8. Multiculturalism 8
  9. 9. • Powerful means of serving an increasingly diverse population of students• Address diverse learning styles• Dramatically increase student and faculty retention• Significant impact on the institution• Interdisciplinary faculty learning communitiesWhy Now – FLC onMulticulturalism? 9
  10. 10. http://www.njresources.com/about/our-commitment/diversity.aspWhat do we mean when we say we have“diversity” and “multiculturalism” on ourcampus?” 10
  11. 11. Do we need to pay attention to http://www.jeremycwilson.com/2010/02/diverse-admit-day/diversity issues only if ourcourse content centers aroundthem? 11
  12. 12. How do faculty whose training occurred at least ten years ago (lastdegree received) feel about teaching content with multiculturalcomplexities e.g. race relations, same sex marriages and issues ingeneral regarding , human sexuality? 12
  13. 13. What questions do we ask ourselves aswe prepare to teach a more diverseclassroom? 13
  14. 14. http://www.examiner.com/article/diversity-the-classroomWhat agendas and experiences do students,both white students and students of color,bring with them about multicultural issues inclass? 14
  15. 15. /What different learning styles andstrengths do different students bring toclass that we need to be aware of? 15
  16. 16. http://minutemennews.com/2013/01/What is our goal for changes in value andattitudes when we teach about diversityissues, if any – over and above “learning thematerial?” Should we have such goals? 16
  17. 17. Brazil is here!Stay tuned… 17
  18. 18. • Dr. Julie Basu-Ray• Dr. Lovell Agwaramgbo• Dr. Dorothy J. Smith• Dr. Ruby L. Broadway• Dr. Nchor Okorn• Dr. Christian Fugar• Dr. Lana N. Chambliss• Dr. Eartha Lee Johnson• Dr. Steve A. Buddington• Mr. Ray Vrazel• Dr. Hong Dai• The dates will be announced as our scholars confirm. Please join in. There are dates available through May, 2013.Presentations by ourHonored Scholars 18