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Learning Lab Events
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Equity Conversation Series
Learning Lab is committed to shaping a more equitable public higher education system in California. As part of this mission, Learning Lab hosted a four-part conversation series on race and gender equity.
The Syllabus as an Equity Practice
A Conversation with Estela Bensimon
A syllabus is much more than a contract. It is an artifact through which classroom culture can be deciphered, and which can help students feel welcome, represented, and valued. A syllabus reflects how a faculty member views students as learners and the efforts that the faculty member will make to support their success. In this session, you will learn six features of equity-minded syllabi: Welcoming, Creating a Partnership, Representing, Deconstructing, Demystifying, and Validating.
Faculty Perspectives on Race and Gender Equity
A Conversation with Academic Senate Leaders Dolores Davison (CCC), Robert Collins (CSU), and Mary Gauvain (UC)
Academic senate leaders discuss their views on racial equity for students in public higher education, and the role that faculty and others can play in advancing racial and gender equity. Dr. Davison is a Professor of History and Women's Studies at Foothill College and President of the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges. Dr. Collins, a four-field trained anthropologist, is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University and Chair of the Academic Senate of the California State University. Dr. Gauvain is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, and the Chair of the Academic Senate of the University of California.
Understanding Data as an Equity Practice
A Conversation with Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux
In seeking to create more equitable classrooms, what data should we care about and why? Join Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux, as she discusses why understanding and communicating data are critical equity practices. Dr. Malcom-Piqueux will discuss the different types of data that matter and how faculty can use data to improve the classroom experience and academic success of racially minoritized students in higher education. Dr. Malcom-Piqueux is Chief Institutional Research Officer at the California Institute of Technology. She is a co-author of the recently published book, From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education.
The Meaning of Racial Equity
A Conversation with Estela Bensimon
Dr. Estela Mara Bensimon is the founding director of the Center for Urban Education at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California and a Dean's Professor in Educational Equity. Dr. Bensimon is one of the nation's leading scholars on racial equity, organizational learning, and practitioner inquiry and change. She received the 2017 Social Justice in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association and the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education in 2020. She is the co-author of the book, From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education. Dr. Bensimon is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and advises organizations and institutions nationally.
Learning Lab Meetings
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