Call for Participation
Facilitated by Drs. Shradha Tibrewal, Betsy Eudey & Mary Roaf
Do you feel prepared to initiate and facilitate meaningful, productive dialogues about equity, inclusion, social justice in your classroom and beyond?
Are you looking for practical strategies to integrate content and create an inclusive learning environment on issues related to oppression, power, and privilege, across disciplines?
Do you want to learn more about the influences of historical and contemporary institutional and individual racism and white supremacy in education practice?
As current events highlight the dynamics surrounding race and racism, this FLC hopes to provide some essential resources to facilitate substantive, meaningful discussion about issues related to equity, justice and racial awareness in the classroom and beyond. We understand that this journey to design antiracist learning environments is a lifetime commitment that is active, not passive. Therefore, this learning community is open to Stan State faculty from all backgrounds, disciplines, identities, ranks, and depths of experience with anti-racism. We, as a community, will join in this work not as experts on this subject, but as partners in the ongoing learning process. This is an opportunity to share collective expertise across disciplines and feel an increased sense of belonging to a community of scholar-educators.
As Parker Palmer (1998, p. 144) once said: "The growth of any craft depends on shared practice and honest dialogue among the people who do it. We grow by trial and error, to be sure-- but our willingness to try, and fail, as individuals are severely limited when we are not supported by a community that encourages such risks". In this FLC, we will collectively focus on learning about and incorporating equity/justice-minded and anti-racist pedagogy into our teaching practice. The learning community will engage in reading, reflection, discussion, and action during a series of meetings through the academic year, 2022-2023. This FLC purports to support/promote the University mission and commitment to embracing diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice as vital components of educational quality.
Outcomes of this FLC may include preparing faculty to:
- Identify and assess personal goals for anti-racist pedagogy practice Deconstruct personal identity and positionality and the role it plays in our teaching and beyond
- Examine the influences of historical and contemporary institutional and individual racism and white supremacy in education practice
- Develop the skills for mindful facilitation and to build conversational “brave spaces”
- Facilitate conversations on best practices in social justice and anti-racist pedagogy
- Facilitate conversations on ways to dismantle institutionalized racism and other forms of systemic oppressions
- Assess current curriculum (content/materials, assignments, assessments) and teaching practices through a critical race perspective
- Identify and practice ways to engage in self-care and support of others
Participants in this FLC should be willing to commit to:
- Actively participate in at least 80% of the meetings through the duration of the FLC, which will be virtual in the Fall
- Present at the culminating showcase at the end of the FLC (end of spring) sharing takeaways/actions that draw upon learnings from engagement in the FLC
- Active work, sharing of progress, and mutual support and accountability
- A deliverable as decided by the FLC participants
Application and Meeting Schedule
- We will meet on Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 pm, virtually in the Fall semester, Spring TBD
- Fall meeting dates are September 13 and 27, October 11 and 25, November 8 and 29, and December 13. In December we'll select our Spring dates.
- Please apply by September 6, 2022, for full consideration. Click here to Apply
- There are 12 spaces in the FLC.
- Must be a Stanislaus State faculty member (any rank, FT or PT) from any discipline, contracted to teach at Stan State during Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
- Must agree to actively participate in the scheduled FLC activities Faculty Compensation: At the end of the FLC, faculty participating in a minimum of 80% of all gatherings (including facilitation) and engaging in the showcase will receive $650 as a stipend or professional development funds.
Updated: May 05, 2023