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Monday, October 25 • 12:00am - 12:00am
Rippling Out: Faculty Learning Community Fellows as Critical Change Agents

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Faculty can function as critical change agents who promote diversity, inclusive and equitable teaching practice. The presenters will describe how their participation in a faculty learning community developed into an impactful collaboration through which they educated a critical mass of faculty and graduate students on the topic of microaggressions first across the university, and then reaching all departments of two colleges. The presenters will share insights gained, discuss how this collaborative process allowed them to become change agents, and lead participants in a discussion on how to apply a change agent approach on their campuses.


Paula Rees

Paula Rees is Director of Diversity Programs for the College of Engineering and Director of the Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In her Diversity Programs role, she works with students, faculty... Read More →
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Kirsten Helmer

Senior Lecturer and Director of Programming for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Let's talk about how the pandemic has changed teaching, learning, DEI work. I'd also love to talk with folx about anti-racist and decolonizing pedagogies and curriculum design, trauma-aware teaching, moving programming related to microaggressions forward, UDL, and anything related... Read More →

Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
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