Diversity and Culturally Responsive Teaching

These faculty completed a series of Diversity Workshops facilitated by Faculty Diversity Fellow, Dr. Judith Martinez.  Topics included recognizing microaggressions, respect and acceptance in the classroom, inclusive assessment, and difficult conversations in the classroom.

Liza Cobos
Liza Cobos

Hospitality

Tim Daugherty
Tim Daugherty

Psychology

Jamie Gnau
Jaime Gnau

Biomedical Sciences

Alexander Jean-Charles
Alex Jean-Charles

Reading Foundations and Technology

Marijana Kotlaja
Marijana Kotlaja

Criminology

Kayla Lewis
Kayla Lewis

Reading Foundations and Technology

Jon Mabee
Jon Mabee

Media, Journalism, and Film

Luciane Maimone
Luciane Maimone

Modern Classical Languages

Jeremy Neely
Jeremy Neely

History

Avery Russell
Avery Russell

Biology

Matthew Siebert
Matthew Siebert

Chemistry

Amanda Smith
Amanda Smith

Art and Design

The March and April Mini Diversity Session are postponed due to the campus response to the COVID-19 virus. Future workshops will be announced once we transition through this crisis.
Are you looking for resources on how to create a classroom culture of inclusion and respect that can improve student success?

College classrooms are becoming more diverse including students from different cultures, family backgrounds, and disabilities.  Join the Faculty Diversity Fellow, Dr. Judith Martinez for discussion on these topics, Lunch and Learns, and Book Talks. Information on dates and times is available on the Calendar of Events https://calendar.missouristate.edu and through MyLearning Connection. Registration is requested to plan for refreshments and handouts.

Mini Diversity Workshops

All sessions are in the FCTL Conference Room 204 and hosted by Dr. Judith Martinez. Please register through MyLearning Connection.

Session 1: Microaggressions: Supporting and Empowering Students
This session will examine the levels of microaggressions, effects and different ways to address them. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.

January 28, Tuesday 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Session 2: Teaching and Learning Respect and Acceptance in the Classroom
This session will examine different ways to promote, encourage and develop an inclusive environment in the classroom. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.

February 19, Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 20, Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Session 3: Inclusive Assessment
This session will examine inclusive assessment practices that promote fairness to students from different backgrounds. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.

March 24, Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Postponed

Session 4: Addressing Diversity Challenges in the Classroom and Difficult Conversations
This session will explore some of the challenges to address difficult conversations in the classroom and discuss ways to overcome this matter. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.

April 30, Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Postponed