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Faculty, Instructors, Internationals of Color Community

The Faculty, Instructors, Internationals of Color Community for 2013-14 invites faculty and instructors interested in discussing strategies about how the cultural identities of faculty of color and those from international backgrounds inform their professional lives. Research indicates that the professional and personal lives of faculty and instructors of color in academe are informed in numerous ways by their cultural identities. Students (majority and minority, domestic and international) often have different (though unstated) expectations for faculty and instructors of color. This community will draw upon the experiences of participants in addition to research on cultural identity and teaching in higher education. We will explore and support the teaching practice and professional lives of University faculty and instructors of color.

Participants

This program focuses is on the experiences of full-time faculty and instructors of color, including international faculty-instructors, of any rank at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. This program is also designed for professional & academic staff (including post-doctoral fellows), who have teaching responsibilities. Participation is limited to 18 members and requires a minimum of 8 members. Faculty and instructors who are interested and available are encouraged to register early. A wait list will also be maintained. Wait listed faculty and instructors will be notified of their status early in the academic year.

Activities

Participants will meet eight times during the academic year. Participants must be able to attend at least six meetings to participate in the program and receive a $500 stipend. Topics and activities for each meeting will be determined by the participants and facilitated by experienced CTL teaching consultants. Participants are invited to share in the facilitation of meetings.

Meetings will be held on the following Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30pm. The locations of meetings will be scheduled shortly, but once each semester our meeting will be held on the St. Paul Campus.

  • October 22
  • November 26
  • December 17
  • January 28
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 22
  • May TBA

Facilitators

Anita Gonzalez is a Teaching Consultant at the Center for Teaching & Learning where she teaches in the Preparing Future Faculty Program; facilitates workshops on inclusive teaching, critical thinking, among other topics; and provides consultations for faculty and teaching staff. She also teaches for the Master of Liberal Studies Program with a focus on contemporary culture and multicultural studies.

Rose Brewer is Professor of African American & African Studies where she teaches on race, class, gender and the intersection of the economy and on social transformation, among other topics. She is also a Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor.

Registration

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation is limited to 18 members and requires a minimum of 8 members. Faculty and instructors who are interested and available are encouraged to register early. A wait list will also be maintained. Wait listed faculty and instructors will be notified of their status early in the academic year.

Register for the Faculty-Instructors of Color Community
(You will be asked to log in with your University x.500 ID and password.)