Community College Faculty Institute:
June 20-22, 2018
Community colleges are wonderfully complex institutions where terms take on a different meaning than they do in the four-year context. Diversity, for example, goes beyond the traditional perspective of race, class and gender, taking on a more complex and complete view of the lives students at community colleges experience (Deil-Amen, 2011).
The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA invites community college faculty from all places/regions in California to join us this summer to talk about our pedagogical practices, and to learn how to become more effective instructors.
Diversity comes to represent the interaction of older students, parenting students, high school students, valedictorians, remedial students, English language learner students, working students and so on. Community college classrooms and its faculty are essential to the teaching and learning process that occurs in these institutions.
We believe that in order to help all community college students to persist and succeed, we must focus on faculty and their pedagogies. It is our hope that this summer institute will provide faculty with a space to discuss how to teach incredibly diverse students, and with concrete tools to improve their teaching effectiveness.
This workshop will present:
- School of thought – Funds of knowledge
- Diversity in the classroom
- Effective pedagogical practices
Who should attend:
- Faculty members
- Researchers and scholars