Diversity Pedagogies Seminar
In response to the need to address diversity in the undergraduate curriculum, the Center
for Curriculum Transformation, the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Simpson
Center for the Humanities offered a Diversity Pedagogies Seminar beginning in Winter
2011. The seminar convened interested faculty members with interest and expertise in
diversity pedagogies to review current research and discuss the questions and issues that
arise. Departments across the University offer courses that provide opportunities to
broaden and deepen student understanding of the varied histories, societies, political
structures, literatures, arts, and cultures of the U.S. and the world. Instructors teaching
such courses often encounter serious challenges when attempting to engage students in
the critical analysis of race, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, class, nation, and
The Diversity Pedagogies Seminar explores current practice in teaching about diversity
and different pedagogies that assist in negotiating difference in the classroom. Faculty
participants seek to define issues and opportunities, share practices and resources, and
develop communities of understanding and a leadership cohort to promote curricular and institutional change supportive of diversity.
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