Identity-Informed Teaching: A Working Group for Underrepresented Faculty, Spring 2023

Purpose 

This supportive working group brings together faculty from underrepresented groups,  including faculty of color, LGBTQ+ faculty, women in STEM, faculty with disabilities, and international faculty, in order to:

  1. Discuss how underrepresented faculty are and/or might be differentially impacted in the classroom, e.g., challenges to authority, biases, cultural taxation and burnout. 
  2. Identify and build practices that allow underrepresented faculty to thrive in the classroom. 
  3. Foster intellectual connection and community. 

Participation

  • Attend six one-hour zoom sessions led by Dr. Megan Burke- Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Teaching - Fridays, 12:00 - 1:00, Friday, February 24, 2023 through Friday, April 7, 2023 (the group will not meet during spring break on Friday, March 24, 2023). 
  • As a collaborative endeavor, the overall goals, aims and activities will be shaped by participants. 
  • Faculty participants will earn a $1,000 stipend for successful completion of the working group.

Expectations

The activities of this group are primarily those of discussion and reflection. There will be times where participants are invited to “produce” materials, but the aim of the group is to be supportive rather than onerous. 

 

To successfully complete the working group, participants will be expected to:

  • Attend each weekly meeting (to ensure parity, approval will be needed for prior commitments that prevent attendance at all meetings)
  • Participate in discussion 
  • Complete assigned materials (determined by the group)
  • Develop, over the course of the group and in collaboration with other participants, strategies for negotiating and challenging the differential impact 

How to Apply 

Faculty should send a letter of interest that includes brief responses to the questions below to CTET@sonoma.edu by 5pm on Friday, December 16, 2022. 

  1. What would you hope to gain from participating in this working group? 
  2. Please describe 1 or 2 of the biggest challenges you have faced or are currently facing in the classroom.
  3. Have you had any formal training and/or self-study in inclusive pedagogy? If so, please describe. 

 

Funding is available for 12 participants. 


Questions? Contact Megan at burkemeg@sonoma.edu

Award & Funding

Faculty participants will earn a $1,000 stipend for successful completion of the working group.

DEADLINE DATES
Date Information
December 16, 2022
Deadline for Letter of Interest
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