A comprehensive list of professional development events.

Jan
30
Thu
NLC – Webinar: White Privilege – What is it Really? How Can it Be Used to Help Others Who Lack That Privilege? @ K322
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Employee Training IconWhite Privilege: What is it Really? How Can it Be Used to Help Others Who Lack That Privilege?
In this webinar, Dr. Fuller explains the term “white privilege”—who has it and why. Anthropologists use the term “enculturation” to describe how we learn what family, community, and society look like. The norms we enculturate as children may incorporate implicit biases which become invisible to us as adults. Until recently, white men predominantly created institutions and set the agenda in United States government, business, and higher education. For much of the population, there may be comfort in this familiar norm. But this frame of reference chafes and harms many others. The term “white privilege” is used to raise awareness that one person’s norm can be another person’s harm.
During this webinar, Dr.Fuller presents examples that give participants a clearer idea of what white privilege is. She also discusses ways we can use our privilege to help others and ways in which implicit biases can be made explicit and frames of reference can be changed.
Learning Outcomes:
• Be able to explain white privilege.
• Become more aware of implicit biases and frames of reference and how these may impact interactions with colleagues and students.
• Learn how to use white privilege to help those without it.
• Understand how following a diverse set of individuals on social media can reduce implicit biases and alter frames of reference which can improve our interactions with colleagues and students.
• Determine appropriate ways to intervene in situations that may lead to conflict among colleagues and students.
Dr. Kathleen Fuller is an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods. She played an active role in shaping diversity, equity, and inclusion at Johnson County Community College, the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KUMC-SOM), and MCC-Maple Woods. While at KUMC-SOM, Dr. Fuller developed the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in Medicine. She has given seminars and lectures on diversity and inclusion to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the Meeting of South Florida Dermatologists, Texas Christian University Conference, Diversity in Teaching and Learning in American Higher Education, and the Central States Anthropological Society. Her scientific publications can be accessed on Google Scholars Page. She also writes extensively on equity and inclusion in her blog: Display Adaptability.

Attendees receive 1.0 PDUs

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Feb
14
Fri
NLC – Teaching Squares Program: Opening @ K322
Feb 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Adjunct Faculty Development LogoInterested in being a part of Teaching Squares? Here’s your chance! The Teaching Squares program provides advisors, faculty, and adjuncts with an opportunity to gain new insight into teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. As part of this program, you will find a partner that you would be interested in visiting their classroom 3 times during the semester. After you and your partner each complete 3 classroom visits, you will get together for your “Square Share.” This session provides you with an opportunity to meet and discuss class visits with your partner. It is a face-to-face connection with your colleague and a wonderful opportunity to share conversations about teaching and learning.The final meeting date for Teaching Squares will be our Round Up, where we will share what things you learned from the experience.

By completing the full series of sessions in the program, on your IAP. Here are the time commitments for Teaching Squares:

1.5 hours – Opening/Kickoff (Lunch will be provided.)
3 hours – Class Visits: You will visit the class of your fellow square colleague 3 times.
1 hour – Square Share: You will meet to discuss your class visits with your partner
1.5 hours – Round Up (Lunch will be provided.)

Attendees receive 1.5 PDUs

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Mar
13
Fri
NLC – Teaching Squares Program: Round Up @ K322
Mar 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Adjunct Faculty Development LogoInterested in being a part of Teaching Squares? Here’s your chance! The Teaching Squares program provides advisors, faculty, and adjuncts with an opportunity to gain new insight into teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. As part of this program, you will find a partner that you would be interested in visiting their classroom 3 times during the semester. After you and your partner each complete 3 classroom visits, you will get together for your “Square Share.” This session provides you with an opportunity to meet and discuss class visits with your partner. It is a face-to-face connection with your colleague and a wonderful opportunity to share conversations about teaching and learning.The final meeting date for Teaching Squares will be our Round Up, where we will share what things you learned from the experience.

By completing the full series of sessions in the program, on your IAP. Here are the time commitments for Teaching Squares:

1.5 hours – Opening/Kickoff (Lunch will be provided.)
3 hours – Class Visits: You will visit the class of your fellow square colleague 3 times.
1 hour – Square Share: You will meet to discuss your class visits with your partner
1.5 hours – Round Up (Lunch will be provided.)

Attendees receive 1.5 PDUs

Register on myDCCCDsuccess Learning: Keywords: NLC, teaching, square, squared, squares, faculty development

New to myDCCCDsuccess Learning? Learn how to register.