Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

CIRTL Brownbag Coffee Hour Series: Leveraging Diversity, "Creating an Inclusive Classroom III"

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: 627 Dartmouth Place, Searle Center Library, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Theresa J Pfister   1.847.491.3106

Group: Searle Graduate Events

Category: Academic

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Come join CIRTL at Northwestern for the CIRTL Brownbag Coffee Hour, “Leveraging Diversity” at the Searle Center Library, 627 Dartmouth Pl., Evanston from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Bring your lunch and participate in the online discussion!

CIRTL Brownbag Coffee Hour Series: Leveraging Diversity

"Creating an Inclusive Classroom III: What our African American Students Have to Say"

Date and Time: May 22, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


Online Presenters: Cristóbal Salinas Jr., Iowa State University, Denise Williams, Iowa State University, LeQuetia N. Ancar, Iowa State University

“I don’t like going to class…the other students, the professor…I don’t feel like I belong there.” Could this quote be from a student in your class? The multicultural student population is increasing at most institutions across the U.S., while their retention and graduation rates have historically been lower than their majority peers. To address this disparity, this coffee hour will take a look at the learning environment for multicultural students. This seminar will prepare you to better understand and address racial dynamics in the classroom with a focus on the student voice. We will discuss issues from a global, local, and individual perspective, assisting you to create a more inclusive environment. As a part of the coffee hour we will focus on three different populations: Men of Color, Latino/a Students, and African American students.

Northwestern University is a part of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network. CIRTL strives to advance teaching in the STEM disciplines by providing professional development programs for future faculty. CIRTL programs are open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

If you have any questions about the CIRTL Brownbag Coffee Hour Series, please contact Theresa Pfister at


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