Student Parent Advocacy Workshop (Mar. 24, 12-1 p.m.)

As part of their equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) work this semester, Shannon Ribich (2021-22 EDI Intern) and Katia Levintova (2021-22 EDI Embedded Faculty Consultant) would like to invite everyone interested, to their workshop on helping student parents to have better educational experiences. This workshop is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 12-1 via Zoom. In this workshop, Shannon and Katia will discuss the most pressing educational problems of student parents, especially access to HIPs, offer some solutions (both nationally and on our own campus) and then will ask participants to contribute their ideas on what we can do better institutionally and in our own areas and use it as a beginning of action plans (both institutional and personal ones).

Participants will receive badges recognizing their contributions in addressing this issue on our campus.

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Resources and Follow-Up

You can read a follow-up blog post on this event by Katia Levintova and her EDI student intern Shannon Ribich here. If you are interested in completing reflective activities to earn a badge on this topic, you can also email for more information.

Presentation & Discussion: Culturally Sustaining/Responsive Pedagogy (CSRP) in the “After” of the Pandemic (Mar. 31, 1-2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) for a presentation and guided conversation on March 31 from 1–2 p.m. Culturally sustaining pedagogy focuses on academic excellence and supports to reach it, identities in relationship and context, and a critical consciousness of systems and institutions as the context for our teaching and learning. In this conversation, we will identify some of the shifts we have experienced in teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a heightened awareness of mental health and socio-emotional learning, ongoing struggles to achieve racial justice, and continuing shifts in both work and our broader economy. We will connect our experiences and understandings from the past two years to CSP and consider how to move forward as teachers, learners, and community members.

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Resources and Session Recording

You can watch the recording from this session and engage with some reflection questions with the PlayPosit bulb in this blog post.

Follow-Up: Culturally Sustaining/Responsive Pedagogy (CSRP) and Moving Beyond Guest Speakers

Below is the recording of the presentation and discussion with Christin DePouw and Lisa Poupart “‘Culturally Sustaining/Responsive Pedagogy (CSRP) and Moving Beyond Guest Speakers” from Thursday, Feb. 17,  2022. We’ve provided the video as a PlayPosit Bulb so that you can engage with questions from the workshop facilitator.

To view the bulb, type your first and last name, then click “Save.”

Tapping into the Affective Domain of Learning to Close Classroom Performance Gaps with Dr. Angela Bauer (Mar. 4, from 3-5 p.m.)

Join Dr. Angela Bauer, former UWGB Professor and current Vice President for Academic Affairs at High Point University, Mar. 4, for a discussion of her research on growth mindset, active learning, and addressing equity or performance gaps in the classroom. There will also be opportunities for informal conversation before and after her presentation.
  • 3:00-3:30 p.m. | Winter Garden in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall | Meet & greet with refreshments
  • 3:30-4:30 | Mary Ann Cofrin Hall 204 & Virtual | Tapping into the Affective Domain of Learning to Close Classroom Performance Gaps
  • 4:30-5:00 |Mary Ann Cofrin Hall 204 & Virtual | Q & A Session

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Call for The Council on Faculty, Diversity, & Emotional Labor in Teaching (due Feb. 14)

Emotional labor involved in teaching is not a new concept, and all instructors bear that burden in some way. We know, however, that some instructors, such as BIPOC faculty, women, and those who teach in specific content areas, bear a disproportionate part of that burden (Costillo-Montoya, 2020; Hua, 2018; Miller, Howell, & Struve, 2019). When it comes to teaching and learning related to human diversity, that situation has been exacerbated by increasingly polarized thinking around issues such as multiculturalism and the nature of evidence and “truth.” Thus, although CATL fully recognizes emotional labor in teaching is a far greater and more complex issue, we want to begin considering it through a more narrowly focused group. 

The Problem: 

How do we provide community and individual and institutional support for those who are at greater risk for increased emotional labor in teaching, particularly those who teach courses related to diversity (e.g., race/racism, LGBTQIA+ and gender studies, globalism, Indigenous and cultural studies)? 

The Proposal: 

Thanks to the support of Provost Kate Burns, CATL will lead a one-semester Council on Faculty, Diversity, & Emotional Labor in Teaching. A small group of instructors will be selected to serve based on an application process and will meet approximately monthly during the semester. 

The purpose of the Council will be two-fold. First, these individuals will be able to create community and provide guidance and support to one another as they deal with common issues. Second, as an advisory group, they will: 

  • produce concrete deliverables for the Provost and CATL 
  • compile information on the types of issues currently faced by instructors of diversity-related courses, as well as those that pertain particularly to BIPOC and other underrepresented faculty teaching such classes. 
  • craft an annotated bibliography of relevant literature on the invisible labor of such faculty and the specifics of “emotional labor” in their teaching.  
  •  use both of those resources to make formal recommendations for institutional changes that might reduce those burdens. 


Selected participants will earn a stipend of $1000 for their work and resulting deliverables. 

To Apply

Full-time faculty members or instructors are invited to apply by sending the following materials to 

  • An email with the subject line “Emotional Labor” with the following information: 
    • Name, title, and unit 
    • Courses taught relevant to this Council 
    • 1-2 paragraph explanation of the experience or expertise you would bring to the Council, as well as your reasons for applying 
  • A separate email from your unit chair providing approval of your application and the work this appointment entails. This can be as brief as one sentence. 

Please submit all materials by Monday, February 14, 2022.