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Equity Advancing Showcase on Education 2022

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Date: Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM
In-person location: COB2 392 | Zoom link

 

This year's showcase theme: "The person who does the work does the unlearning."

As the culminating event of a year-long multi-disciplinary learning community, the purpose of EASE is to explore a variety of topics associated with successfully supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom and other learning spaces (e.g., decolonizing pedagogy and effective teaching strategies that facilitate transformative learning for our diverse student population). The series of sessions that make up EASE will demonstrate that any course, regardless of subject/content, can and should employ anti-racist pedagogy. EASE will also elevate both undergraduate and graduate student voices and highlight their experiences of equity, diversity, and inclusion across various learning spaces during the student panels and throughout the day.

See below for the full day's agenda. For any questions, please email diversity@ucmerced.edu

 

10 - 10:30 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

  • Welcome from Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer Delia Saenz
  • Opening remarks from Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Camfield
10:30 - 11 am

Undergraduate Student Panel

  • Jarschire Dennis (Psychology)
  • Mindy Eloise Fernandez (Biological Sciences)
  • Capricia Melgoza (English)
  • Andres Roman (Biological Sciences)
11 - 11:30 am

Graduate Student Panel

  • Shkula Babi (Quantitative and Systems Biology)
  • Aislinn Beam (Psychological Sciences)
  • René Becerra (Sociology)
  • Shari Larsen (Quantitative and Systems Biology)
11:30 am - 12 pm Lunch break
12:00 - 12:10 pm Sam Ocena to introduce instructor panels
12:10 - 1 pm

Panel 1 "Into:" Structuring Courses to Promote Anti-Racist Pedagogy

  • 12:10 – 12:20: Bristin Jones (Modern Language & Cultures)
  • 12:20 – 12:30: Jason Emory (Psychology) 
  • 12:30 – 12:40: Angela Winek (Writing Program) 
  • 12:40 – 12:50 Paul Gibbons (Writing Studies) 
  • 12:50 – 1:00 Q&A 
1 - 1:40 pm

Panel 2 "Through:" Building Daily Interactions to Promote Anti-Racist Pedagogy

  • 1 – 1:10: Justin Hicks (Economics) 
  • 1:10 – 1:20: Sue Varnot (Writing Program) 
  • 1:20 – 1:30: Eileen Camfield (Writing Studies) 
  • 1:30 – 1:40: Q&A 
1:40 - 1:50 pm Break
1:50 - 2:20 pm

Panel 3 "Beyond:" Designing Anti-Racist Assessments

  • 1:50 – 2: Dave Ardell (Molecular & Cell Biology) 
  • 2 – 2:10: Danielle Bermudez (Interdisciplinary Humanities) 
  • 2:10 – 2:20: Alejandro Gutierrez (Engineering)  
  • 2:20 – 2:30: Q&A 
2:30 - 3 pm Closing Reflections: Discussion and Questions