Engaging Difference Scholars

Faculty members planning curriculum

Between June 2015 to June 2016, twelve University of Delaware faculty and instructors took part in learning community aimed at enhancing classroom practices around engaging difference in UD classrooms. They began as summer scholars and embarked on projects that included course creation and reform, program assessment, and student group support and leadership development. As part of their year-long participation, they reviewed scholarly literature, supported each others’ efforts, provided feedback, and shared their increasing knowledge and development.

2015-2016 Engaging Difference Scholars included faculty and instructors from different departments and with a range teaching experience and expertise. Our scholars were:

Jessica Edwards, English
Jill Flynn, English
Jennifer Graber, Nursing
Stefanie Hansen, Theater
Lindsay Hoffman, Communication
Hannah Kim, History
Caitlin Larracey, English
Claire McCabe, English
Oyenike, Olabisi, Biology
Rosalie Rolon Dow, Education
Elizabeth Soslau, Education
Délice Williams, English
Lynn Worden, Early Childhood Education

Their products included the following:

New syllabi, assignments, and assessment strategies that include more learners and their experiences; One assignment resulted in this video for Race in America courseJessica Edwards and Delice Williams with poster describing engaging difference

Workshop presentations at the University of Delaware (Winter and Summer Faculty Institutes 2016)

Poster presentations at the Advance Women of Color in the Academy Conference (2016)

Workshop on inclusive teaching at a New Jersey university

Participation on “Teaching Race” panel

Article for peer reviewed journal and longer manuscript are under development



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