Imagining America (IA) invites community cultural producers, faculty, and students from across the national IA network to join an upcoming Teaching and Learning Circle (TLC) webinar. IA TLC is an online learning community that builds conversations about the opportunities, joys, and challenges of designing and delivering community and creatively engaged courses and projects
The distance between institutional mission statements that tout ‘equity and inclusion’ as goals and the lived experience of graduate students and faculty can be painfully large. This TLC webinar will reflect on the current state of diversity and inclusion work on academic campuses, and the relationship to engaged teaching and scholarship.
Informed by research on implicit bias and systemic structures that disadvantage some groups over others, our institutions have initiated reforms to graduate education and mentoring, faculty hiring and retention, and the work environment. We have started to see traction in some of these areas and have evidence certain programs are working. In other areas we see much effort but little impact. In this interactive webinar co-facilitated by Kal Alston and KerryAnn O’Meara, we will tease out what we have learned from small wins and successes, as well as failures in diversity work in faculty and graduate students spaces. We will also discuss how recognition of engaged scholarship and teaching affects success for graduate students and faculty.
Read more about the session + facilitator biographies here: bit.ly/oct4tlc