Since its formation in December 2015, our Community of Practice in Equity has been meeting regularly to sharpen each other toward becoming more equitable in our teaching. In addition to sharing our own ideas and experiences, we discuss what we are learning from invited speakers, books, and articles about equity. We have begun to develop strategies that we can implement to build equity into our classroom teaching and learning environments, which will include visiting each other's classrooms to observe and give feedback.

Fall 2021 meetings will be held on the following Thursdays at 10-11am via Zoom:








April 8, 2016 Meeting

  • Guest Speaker Dr. Elizabeth Coleman, former President of Bennington College (VT) - presentation entitled Values in Education...What is at Stake?  

March 25, 2016 Meeting

  • Guest Speaker Dr. Ryan Alaniz of Cal Poly with two students - one Cal Poly student (in person) and one female inmate (via video recording) - presentation entitled Education Behind Bars: The Co-Production of Knowledge by Inmates and University Students (video available)

February 2016

February 12, 2016 Meeting

  • Guest Speaker Dr. Al Young of University of Michigan - presentation entitled The Latent Challenges Concerning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the STEM Classroom (video available)

January 2016

January 29, 2016 Meeting

  • Guest Speaker Dr. Dorinda Carter Andrews of Michigan State University - presentation entitled The Consciousness that Equitable Teaching Requires in STEM Classrooms (video available)
  • January 21, 2016 (Word)



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