Teaching and learning in minority-serving institutions

Teaching and Learning in Minority-Serving Institutions

UC Santa Barbara is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. We are privileged to work with students and faculty members who bring diverse cultures, identities, and experiences to their learning experiences. Contact us to learn more about:

The CITRAL/ONDAS Seminar on Inclusive Teaching

A three-quarter, facilitated seminar that provides faculty with the opportunity to collaborate with others from across the campus and to develop innovative interventions or course revisions to support inclusive teaching and learning.

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Facilitator: Linda Adler-Kassner

Sponsored by a U.S. Department of Education Title V HSI grant, the ONDAS Seminar focuses broadly on how faculty from across the university can make classes and academic disciplines more inclusive. The seminar provides faculty to engage with theory and practice with two bodies of research that concern making teaching and learning more explicit and accessible for learners. One body of literature is related to epistemological inclusion and novice-expert practices; the other concerns identities and educational experiences for students and faculty. The seminar meets for a full academic year, roughly every two weeks during fall, winter, and spring quarters. As a result of their study, discussion, and application, faculty design and implement interventions in specific courses that make those courses more inclusive and equitable.

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Supporting UCSB's Designation as a Minority Serving Institution as New Faculty Members

This workshop for new faculty outlines what it means to be an MSI and how to strengthen our abilities to serve minority students.

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Supporting UCSB’s Designation as a Minority Serving Institution as New Faculty

Facilitator: Anne H. Charity Hudley

UCSB gained official federal Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status in 2015. We are also an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) serving institution.

This workshop is designed to strengthen our conversation on campus among new faculty around what it means to teach at a Minority Serving Institution. We will talk about UCSB’s establishment of HSI status at UCSB and across the UCs and how we can support the designations structurally in our departments and actively in our teaching and research.

We’ll start with a focus on what UCSB had to demonstrate to earn HSI status and then explore examples of what MSI institutions do to support students. We’ll then have a focus on discussing teaching and learning practices that have been developed and demonstrated to be impactful at MSIs and what we can do to foster an ongoing commitment to fully being an MSI.

We will conclude with a discussion of what it means for the UCs as a whole to become MSI or emerging MSI institutions and what collaboration and partnerships may do to formatively strengthen our ability to comprehensively serve minority students.

We will solicit questions, concerns or ideas before the workshop is offered in order to address specifics.

"They Call Me Mr. Tibbs"

Thursday, September 26, 2-3:30 PM

A workshop for faculty of color as they teach across racial, social, and cultural lines.

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Facilitator: Anne H. Charity Hudley, Ph.D.

This workshop is designed to support faculty of color as you teach across racial, social, and cultural lines.

There is often a paradox that for faculty who teach in disciplines that concern race and ethnicity, you may be seen as having expertise on the topic through both your lived and academic experience, yet your discipline may not be seen by students as valid or rigorous. For those of you who are teaching in the sciences or in disciplines that are less commonly affiliated with race and ethnicity, students may perceive your discipline as rigorous and valid but there may be an expectation that you may be less qualified to teach the topic.

We’ll talk about this paradox to begin the workshop. We’ll also talk about how to manage the extra expectations and work that may come with being a rare and greatly needed resource for students of color at UCSB.

We will have a focus on building rapport with students and teaching assistants, expectation setting, and boundary setting. We’ll also talk about how to manage your own balance of teaching, research, and other service.

Send your questions, concerns, or scenarios ahead of time.

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Understanding Chinese International Students' Mobilities, Literacies, and Identities with Dr. Steven Fraiberg and Dr. Xiqiao Wang

Friday, October 11, 10 AM - 12 PM

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Facilitator: Dr. Steven Fraiberg and Dr. Xiqiao Wang

In this workshop, authors Steven Fraiberg and Xiqiao Wang will share insights from their study of Chinese international students’ literacy practices across sites and borders and how these practices are imbricated in a globalizing education landscape. The authors will help faculty situate their pedagogical practices and experiences in this larger context and consider how we might productively integrate our students’ transnational identities and literacies into everyday teaching practices across the disciplines. The workshop will yield insights relevant to both writing instruction and inclusive pedagogical practices in both smaller and larger lecture classroom settings.
Dr. Steven Fraiberg is a Professor at Michigan State University. Dr. Fraiberg's research broadly attends to literacy, mobility, and globalization. He recently completed a book length manuscript titled "Inventing the World Grant University: Chinese International Student's Mobilities, Literacies, and Identities", examining the enculturation of the Chinese student population at MSU by tracing their literacy practices across transnational social spaces.
Dr. Xiqiao Wang is a professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Culture at Michigan State University. She earned her doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University with a focus on literacy education, especially writing research and digital literacies. She also developed a research program that attends to the dynamic intersection of social, cultural, and economic conditions of literacy learning and teaching in the context of globalization and transnational movements of peoples, artifacts, ideas, and text.

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Forging the Way: Leadership for Change

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Forging the Way: Leadership for Change is a seminar designed for faculty at UCSB with demonstrated records of action on issues related to diversity and inclusion either at UCSB or in their academic disciplines.  Working in conjunction with North Hall Chairs Hudley and Logan, the seminar is intended to provide a space for engagement and professional learning for these faculty members to develop their leadership skills in ways that they consider important within UCSB’s evolving context.  Given the centrality of diverse academic leadership to the teaching mission of UCSB, CITRAL has graciously agreed to host the meetings for the Forging the Way seminar

The seminar will meet several times per quarter. At least once per quarter, the seminar will feature an invited leader from another institution who has provided demonstrated leadership around issues relevant for MSIs and our students. The other seminar meetings are designed to be highly responsive to faculty participants’ desires for professional learning. For instance, during the other meetings one or more faculty members may lead the seminar for other participants, or may identify issues that they would like to discuss and a leader who can facilitate that discussion. The goal of the program is for participants to recognize their leadership skills and to bring them into conversation with others to strategize about developing a portfolio which will lead to advancement as academic leaders.

Mentoring and Advising Across Identities, Experiences, and Cultures

Thursday, November 21, 3-4PM

A workshop designed to help faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate student mentors work with diverse students.

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Mentoring and Advising Across Identities, Experiences, and Cultures

Facilitator: Anne H. Charity Hudley, Ph.D.

This workshop is designed to help faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate student mentors work successfully with students of various identities, experiences and cultures. Dr. Charity Hudley will focus on improving the research experiences of students who are from backgrounds underrepresented at the graduate level at research institutions. We’ll discuss ways to actively make your mentoring practices inclusive as well as ways to mitigate possible unconscious and institutional discrimination in your research experiences and beyond. Dr. Charity will also share approaches to addressing solo status, stereotype threat, and the imposter syndrome that actively support students and create inclusive academic environments. The workshop will be candid and interactive.

New faculty pedagogical seminars, offered in conjunction with UCSB Instructional Development.

Undergraduate course mentor support

A course for focusing on learning theory and research-based mentoring practices for students serving as undergraduate academic mentors in courses and centers across the university.

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