Kennesaw State University

Diversity

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
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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
Campus: 
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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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

How do you create and sustain a welcoming classroom environment for students of diverse backgrounds and experiences? Have you encountered resistance from some students? In this interactive session we will explore factors that affect classroom climate such as content, tone, stereotypes, and faculty-student interactions. Participants will generate ideas and apply alternative strategies to readily employ in their classroom materials and activities.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Research clearly shows that the course climate affects student learning, critical thinking, and career preparation. In this interactive session, participants will explore ways to create an "explicitly centralizing" classroom climate, one in which marginalized and multiple perspectives are intentionally integrated into course content and activities. Participants will discuss factors affecting classroom climate such as course content, tone, stereotype threat, and faculty-student interactions, and they will generate alternative strategies to readily employ in their classes.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab


This classic book was suggested by participants at the book club on “Whistling Vivaldi” as an ideal follow up. Now the president of Spelman College, Dr. Tatum was trained as a developmental psychologist, specializing in racial identity development. Her insights about how to think about racism and coping strategies for minority students are as relevant as ever. She is also interested in why talking about racism is challenging for all people, and provides strategies for how to engage in those conversations productively. While the two books support each other, Whistling Vivaldi is not a pre-requisite for participation in this book club.

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Because of their status as an invisible minority, queer students often find it difficult to have their voices heard in the classroom. Drawing on the 7 principles of learning and on social identity theory, we will discuss the impact of the course climate on LGBTQ students and discuss pedagogical strategies that instructors can use to create a safe and respectful learning environment for all students.

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

The details of the life of Malcolm X have long since calcified into a familiar narrative. However the late scholar Manning Marable’s new biography is the result of two decades of research and forces us to rethink what we know. The book is described as “a stunning achievement, filled with new information and shocking revelations that will re-frame the way we understand his (Malcolm’s) life and work.” Malcolm X: A life of Reinvention will stand as the definitive and controversial work on one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century. Join us as we examine this colossal contribution of scholarship on one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century.

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