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Book Discussion: “From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education”

March 23

Book Discussion: “From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education” by Tia Brown McNair, Estela Mara Bensimon, and Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux Join participants from across Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Ohio as they discuss this recently released book from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the Center for Urban Education at USC. The authors provide examples of ways institutions can design and implement effective campus change strategies to establish expansive and equity-minded campus cultures. Starting Tuesday, March 23, 2021, discussions will take place virtually on the Third Tuesday of each month from March through July. Participants will discuss one chapter per month and be encouraged to work with others at their institution to develop ideas on how ideas from the text might influence and accelerate change. Discussion will take place at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EST) and 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EST). Participants can choose to participate in one or the other discussion session...

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Fusion Course: Enhancing Online Education through Community-Based Learning

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions had to rapidly shift from in-person to online learning in the spring of 2020. The Fusion Course aims to provide critical training and support for faculty as they continue to adapt to online teaching and offers instruction for how to integrate community engagement methodologies into existing curricula to improve the quality of course delivery and foster student engagement. Through this faculty development course, learn how to infuse community-based learning into online courses to give students hands-on, real-world experience that will strengthen learning, create connections to the larger community, and improve student retention rates. Sessions will be facilitated by Laurie Walker and Daniel Tome. The curriculum for this program aims to: Introduce faculty to best practices in community-based and problem-based learning pedagogy Introduce faculty to best practices in engaged online teaching and building community online Explore the potential benefits and challenges, as well as best practices, of using community-based learning in online courses Introduce faculty...

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