Presentation Title

Diversity, Civil Discourse and the Classroom

Location

BUL207

Start Date

8-17-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

8-17-2018 12:20 PM

Description

In the first part of the session, participants from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Diversity and Civility Institute will share insights, reflections and strategies for facilitating civil discourse in the classroom as well as creating an inclusive curriculum. In the second part of the session, Michael Nixon will share relevant components of the Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan for the next five years.

Biography


Christon Arthur serves as the provost of Andrews University. Prior to becoming provost-elect, Arthur had served since 2010 as dean of the Andrews University School of Graduate Studies & Research. He has also served as associate provost, with responsibilities for faculty policy and faculty development. He holds MA, EdS and PhD degrees in education from Andrews University and has completed postgraduate training at Harvard University’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.


Vanessa Corredera is an associate professor in the English Department at Andrews University. Corredera’s interests in Renaissance drama appear most clearly in courses such as Shakespeare and Race, but her broader interests in diversity, especially concerns about gender, race and representation, inform all her pedagogy, especially classes such as Global Literature and Gender Studies and Literature. She lends pedagogical and research expertise to the Honors Council and to the Diversity Council, helping guide approaches to both academic excellence and diversity and inclusion.

Shandelle Henson is professor of mathematics and ecology at Andrews University. She vigorously supports the humanities and liberal arts, and she serves on the interdisciplinary Honors Council. As a devout Christian who believes that every human being is equally and infinitely valuable, she has a passion for diversity and for promoting the careers of women and underrepresented groups in mathematics, STEM and academia.

Michael Nixon is the current vice president for Diversity & Inclusion at Andrews University. He serves as an adjunct instructor of Diversity & Inclusion in leadership. He also teaches pre-law courses for the Department of History & Political Science. Nixon has served as an attorney and former legal coordinator for the Fair Housing Justice Center in New York City and co-founded the Office of Service and Social Action at the University of Saint Francis.

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Aug 17th, 10:00 AM Aug 17th, 12:20 PM

Diversity, Civil Discourse and the Classroom

BUL207

In the first part of the session, participants from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Diversity and Civility Institute will share insights, reflections and strategies for facilitating civil discourse in the classroom as well as creating an inclusive curriculum. In the second part of the session, Michael Nixon will share relevant components of the Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan for the next five years.