Nineteen faculty members from a variety of departments participated in the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows program May 20-22 to develop methods to address issues of diversity that often arise in educational settings.
Led by Sylvia Spears, vice president of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Lori Beth Way, an American Council on Education Fellow working for the Office of the President, the program examined ways to include instructional practices and other strategies that will enhance students’ intercultural competence.
The faculty members took part in presentations, small and large group discussions, reflection exercises, a student panel, and hands-on course enhancement activities.
Spears said the program was launched, in part, due to faculty members’ requests for guidance in handling diversity issues. “With this program,” Spears said, “we hope to provide faculty the skills and resources to take advantage of the many teachable moments that can organically occur in the classroom that facilitate critical learning and cultural development.”
Below is a list of the faculty members who participated in the fellowship.
Gail Burton, part-time faculty member
Fredericka King, senior music historian-in-residence
Eric Weiss, auditions and admissions coordinator
Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies
Cary Moyer, scholar-in-residence
Jerry Lanson, associate professor
Cindy Rodriguez, journalist-in-residence
Bradford Verter, historian-in-residence
Writing, Literature and Publishing
Sarah Ehrich, part-time faculty member
Indira Ganesan, part-time faculty member
Lise Haines, senior writer-in-residence
Daniela Kukrechtova, lecturer
Benjamin Lobpries, part-time faculty member
Wesley Rothman, part-time faculty member
Eric Sepenoski, part-time faculty member
Mohamed Khalil, part-time faculty member
Kristin Lieb, assistant professor
Visual and Media Arts
David Kociemba, part-time faculty member
Diane Pansen, part-time faculty member
Nancy Salzer, part-time faculty member