Did you know that nationally about 20 percent of students are student parents, paying both university tuition and childcare costs? Yet, despite shouldering enormous financial burden to attend college, many student parents routinely lack access to the best learning experiences, including HIPs. UWGB numbers and student parents’ challenges are consistent with the national statistics and trends.
Those on our campus who are interested in unique learning challenges facing student parents on our campus, both in our regular classes and in engaging with HIPs, are cordially invited to a panel of UWGB student parents, including Anthony Blake, Candace Hoch, and Carl Woitekaitis, discussing these issues. The panel, moderated by Katia Levintova (Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies (Political Science and Global Studies), and a 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) is on Thursday, November 11, 12–1 p.m., virtually via Zoom.
It is the first event in the year-long programming designed to make our classrooms and our academic offerings more student parents friendly. Those attending events in this series will be recognized by various levels of student parents advocate badges (Participation, Knowledge, or Practice), awarded by CATL.
Please come and learn with us how we can do better for our student parents. To register, please click here.
Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) for a presentation and guided conversation on Jan. 13 from 1–2 p.m., where we continue prior discussions of humanizing pedagogies and white emotionality with a focus on “Niceness” in education. We will unpack “Niceness” and explore the difference between performative caring and justice-oriented, humanizing action. We will also analyze the power dynamics connected to performative Niceness and how this relates to racial inequality.
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Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) on Nov. 18, from 1–2 p.m. for a presentation and guided conversation, where we will discuss the role of “self-excavations” (Sealey-Ruiz, 2021) and reflective practice in our teaching. We will consider identities as both personal and group-oriented, imposed and/or chosen, visible and internal. We will also discuss the specific nature of academic identities and how these relate to our understandings of authority, knowledge production and validity, emotion, and embodied experience. We will conclude by connecting these conversations to our dispositions and behaviors as educators.
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Below is the recording of the Presentation and Discussion with Christin DePouw “Building Information Literacy and Racial Literacy Together” from Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. We’ve provided the video as a PlayPosit Bulb so that you can engage with questions from the workshop facilitator.
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Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) on Oct. 14 from 1-2 p.m. for guided conversations about humanizing pedagogies as a foundation for racial literacy in our classrooms. First, we will consider teaching and learning in a highly divided moment where information illiteracy is widespread and carries serious consequences. Next, we will consider how information literacy relates to racial literacy, and the limits of attempting to build one without the other. Finally, we will consider our locations as instructors and how to engage both information and racial literacy in our classrooms.
Register here for a link to the Teams meeting