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Centers for Faith and Learning

Toward an Anti-Racist Faculty Development (Roundtable)

When: June 10, 2021, 3:30 pm - Thursday

Where: Swang 100

Session 5

Session Abstract

Gorman et al (2019) argue that “at the center of the story of America Christianity is the inextricable connection of race relations and Christian unity.” Racial justice work and anti-racist pedagogy are integral to the mission of faith-based institutions. This roundtable will give an overview of ACU’s on-going commitment to equip faculty for inclusive pedagogy and culturally-responsive teaching and discuss how it has been informed by current research and conversations with faculty of color. We’ll discuss missteps we’ve made and pushback we’ve received. Finally, we will invite others to share their hopes, their work, and their resources for anti-racist teaching.

 

Speakers

Laura Carroll, Executive Director, Professor of Language and Literature, Abilene Christian University, Convener

  • Stephanie Hamm, Chief Diversity Officer, Associate Professor of Social Work, Abilene Christian University, Introduction and discussion of current campus climate
  • Laura Carroll, Executive Director, Professor of Language and Literature, Abilene Christian University, Overview of Adams Center: Centrality of anti-racist work to the center’s mission
  • Amy Boone, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Abilene Christian University, White allyship group, including the debate behind it, other examples, process, and challenges
  • Cliff A. Barbarick, Director of Faculty Development, Associate Professor of Bible, Missions and Ministry, Abilene Christian University, Cultivating anti-racist practices in the classroom
Speakers

Laura Carroll, Abilene Christian University, Convener

  • Stephanie Hamm, Abilene Christian University, Introduction and discussion of current campus climate
  • Laura Carroll, Abilene Christian University, Overview of Adams Center: Centrality of anti-racist work to the center's mission
  • Amy Boone, Abilene Christian University, White allyship group, including the date behind it, other examples, process, and challenges
  • Cliff A. Barbarick, Abilene Christian University, Cultivating anti-racist practices in the classroom

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