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CANCELLED: PhD+ Workshop – Equity-Minded Humanities Teaching
March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
| Humanities 1, Room 210
PhD+ workshop led by Kendra Dority, Associate Director for Graduate Programs, CITL.
In this interactive PhD+ session, we will explore what current research in teaching and learning can bring to the Humanities, and what Humanities values, contexts, and ways of thinking can bring to our conceptions of teaching and learning. First, we’ll define what equity means to us, both within our specific disciplines and within Humanities teaching and learning more generally. Focusing in particular on structure (the “how” of our teaching), we will then explore several key “intervention” areas known in research on teaching and learning to promote more equitable learning: uncovering tacit knowledge, addressing power and positionality in collaborative group work, and surfacing the values that are communicated by our teaching and assessment methods. The goal will be to share, discuss, and develop equity-minded practices and structures specifically designed for educators and learners in the Humanities.
Kendra Dority has been an engaged member of the teaching and learning community at UC Santa Cruz since 2009, serving as a Teaching Fellow and Teaching Assistant in the Literature Department and as a Lecturer at Porter College before joining the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) in 2017. With CITL, she develops programs that build communities of practice, support equity-minded teaching, and promote active learning, and she leads up the Center’s professional development opportunities for graduate students. Both within and outside of the university, she champions public humanities and arts education. As a school museum guide at SFMOMA, she encourages hands-on, inquiry-focused learning for Bay Area students in grades 3–8. She received her Ph.D. in Literature from UCSC, with research on literacy, reading practices, language politics, and ethics in ancient Greek and contemporary U.S. Latinx literatures.
About the PhD+ Workshop Series
Please join us for the fourth year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by the Humanities Institute. We meet monthly, over lunch, to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.