Kennesaw State University

Diversity

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Virtual
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Virtual

Research shows that community and a sense of belonging are associated with improved motivation and learning in undergraduate instruction. However, graduate student teachers seldom receive specific training in creating community when teaching undergraduates. This webinar introduces graduate students to community-building strategies in the undergraduate classroom to improve undergraduate learning.

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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
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Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Higher education in the United States continues to shift from monocultural to multicultural. Part of this shift is the increased presence of faculty who have lived experiences or cultural identities connected to many parts of the world. International faculty bring rich perspectives and experiences that enhance the learning environment for students and contribute to institutional goals, particularly at a time when global engagement is being emphasized. In this workshop, we will explore the challenges and rewards of being an international faculty member and offer ways in which international faculty can use their cultural identities and experiences to 1) expose students to different worldviews and experiences, 2) expand the scholarship of teaching and learning through different lenses, and 3) create global institutions that match the interconnectedness of a global society.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Event Type: 
Book Club
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Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Introverts are some of the most creative and productive people, but are often stereotyped as shy and forced to navigate work and class environments designed for extroverts. With the rise of group work in classes, emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, and open discussions of often contentious issues in faculty meetings, introverts can feel marginalized. Yet, this need not be the case. In this book Susan Cain examines the power of introverts and how they can leverage their strengths to thrive in these contexts. She also provides valuable incites for extrovert faculty who work with and teach introverts.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Location: 
CETL House #54: Book Chat room

Students are coming out as trans* in college at much higher rates than in the past, and many eductors feel unprepared to reach them. This book is a great resource in that direction. Rather than looking at trans* students from a deficit perspective, as problems needing to be accommodated, Z Nicolazzo uses a framework of resilience and agency to shape hir empirical study. The book also provides a glossary and answers to commonly asked questions about gender beyond the binary.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

This workshop will provide an introduction and overview of theory, research, and best practice literature with the goal of providing the information necessary to understand who first-generation students are and to identify strategies for fostering their success both in- and out-of-the-classroom.

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Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

One of the ten “high-impact practices” is to explore “difficult differences ” such as racial, ethnic, and gender inequality, or continuing struggles for human rights, freedom, and power. This exploration is crucial in today’s multicultural society, but while this pedagogy has empirically documented impact in the classroom and can push students to develop critical thinking skills, it can also backfire if the exploration is not effectively structured. In this workshop, we will share tools and techniques for holding space for difficult dialogues, from establishing ground rules upfront to leading discussions of controversial topics, to dealing with emotional outbursts in the classroom.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
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Location: 
CETL House 3211

In Chimamanda AdichieÕs popular TED Talk, The Danger of a Single Story, she states, ÒThe single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete.Ó Join us to view her speech and to share stories that Òempower and humanizeÓ the lives of our students and ourselves.

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