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Diversity Teaching Network

The Diversity Teaching Network in the Humanities will allow current and former Faculty Fellows and other UMBC faculty and interested scholars to meet regularly to work on curricular and civic-engagement projects. Members will explore pedagogical approaches, share works in progress, and partner on the development of curricular and/or research projects across area institutions. The program will facilitate ongoing partnerships between UMBC and area HBCUs, build diversity into the curriculum across multiple and varied area institutions, and create a supportive and growing network for faculty committed to issues of diversity and inclusion across the region.

Upcoming  Events:

Friday, April 20, 2018, 2-4pm in Fine Arts Room 011
Pursuing Inclusive Teaching in the Classroom

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, a renowned expert on culturally responsive teaching, will speak about inclusive practices in the classroom.

Following the talk, participants will focus on key principles and pedagogical practices for creating inclusive syllabi and class projects that address contexts such as race, class, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, ability, and learning styles. Faculty will be encouraged to reflect on the current semester and apply strategies for the upcoming semester.

Speaker bio: Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings is Professor Emerita at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, President of the National Academy of Education, and author of the acclaimed books The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children and Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.