JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) Academy on Curriculum and Teaching
The JEDI Academy on Curriculum and Teaching provides a cohort of faculty the opportunity to join in a collaborative review and redesign of their courses with an emphasis on centering equity. Faculty will work either individually or as part of a team, on one course that they wish to (re)design from an equity perspective. Throughout the Academy, we will focus on building community, developing cultural responsiveness, equity mindedness, anti-racism, creating engaging and relevant materials, and developing high impact practices. Sessions will provide training in developing equitable practices in teaching both online and face to face and in designing your Canvas site, syllabi, assignments, and grading. All trainings will be peer to peer led.
Goals for JEDI:
- Reviewing student success data.
- Learning about the importance of equity and inclusion.
- Applying principles of student equity to our class policies.
- Redesigning course content to become more culturally relevant.
- Rethinking the classroom as a cultural space.
- Redesigning our assignments and assessments for transparency.
- Exploring equitable and inclusive communication with our students.
Meet you Summer 2021 Inaugural JEDI Academy Cohort:
- Lara Baxley- Chemistry
- Matthew Davis-English
- Katy Dittmer- Psychology
- Rosemary Wrenn-College Success Studies, Teacher Preparation
Guillermo Alverez Pardo- Math
Darby Axelrod- Nursing
Monica Contreras- College Success Studies
Elisabeth DeSwart- Nutrition and Culinary Arts
Inga Dorosz- Art
Beth-Ann Dumas-Communication Studies
Michelle Garner- Early Childhood Education
P. Michele Gordon Johnson- Early Childhood Education
Kelli Gottlieb- Chemistry
Laura Harris, College Success Studies
Marcia Harvey- Art
Patrick Len- Astronomy and Physics
Brian Locher- Kinesiology
Amelia Marini- English
Mechelle Medhurst- Kinesiology
Sarah Miller- English
Jeff Nachtigal- Journalism/ Digital Communications
Eric Novitsky- Chemistry
Alicia Paniqgua- Noncredit Adult Basic Education
Rachel Pass- College Success Studies
Virginia Roof- Early Childhood Education
Jen Sanders-Moreno- Math
Melina Simonds- Early Childhood Education
Nancy Steinmaus- Kinesiology
Erik Veach- Physics and Astronomy
For more information on the JEDI Academy, please contact one of the facilitators:
Lara Baxley- Chemistry
Katy Dittmer- Psychology
Rosemary Wrenn-College Success Studies, Teacher Preparation