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Webinar: Devise and Dismantle Racial Inequity through Inclusive Professional Learning and Course Design
March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ESTFree
Diversity, equity, and Inclusion operations within higher education are critical to fostering an environment that dismantles structural racism and intentionally develops solutions to challenges faced by marginalized and non-marginalized populations. Diversity recognizes multiple identities, visible or invisible, occupying a shared space; inclusion acknowledges those various identities and recognizes the importance of their contributions. In the book, From Equity Talk to Equity Walk, the authors defined equity as “understanding students’ needs and addressing those needs by providing necessary academic and social support services to help level the playing field (McNair, Bensimon, & Malcolm-Piqueux, 2020, p. 2).” Higher Education institutions must center racial equity in the institutional planning, data collection, evaluation, and learning experiences. Due to the pandemic and a transition to online and remote modalities for learning, higher education institutions have a unique opportunity to strengthen Professional learning intentionally designed with a DEIA lens. Equitable online learning experiences sustained over time can create the conditions to support student success. This webinar will explore why Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism are critical to the sustainability of higher education institutions. Facilitators will review key terminology and explore how DEI intersects with students, instruction, and professional learning. Finally, the discussion will explore strategies for designing equitable online courses to support student success.
Kristal Kinloch-Taylor, Educational Program Developer, Old Dominion University
Kristal Kinloch-Taylor serves as the Educational Program Developer for Old Dominion University’s Center for Faculty Development. Kristal has worked as an administrator in higher education for over a decade. Some of the positions she has held at various universities include serving as the Assistant Director of Student Support at Regent University, Director of Enrollment Management & Military Affairs at Hampton University. Prior to joining the Center for Faculty Development, Kristal served as the Director of Old Dominion University’s Military Connection Center supporting the success of military-affiliated students.
Kristal earned graduate degrees in Education and Journalism from Regent University.
Dr. Janue Johnson, Associate Professor, San Diego Mesa College
Dr. Johnson has a diverse teaching background with experience in K-12 and higher education settings. As a first generation college student, her educational journey began with a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix, and a Ph. D. in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University. She is currently a tenured Associate Professor and Professional Learning Coordinator at San Diego Mesa College in the LOFT (Learning Opportunities for Transformation). The LOFT is the College’s hub for Professional Learning. In her role, she oversees the creation and coordination of professional learning centered and rooted in Equity-mindedness for faculty and campus employees. Her philosophy about learning, teaching, and pedagogy is influenced by the work of bell hooks, Laura Rendon, and William Smith, to name a few. She has three children; a daughter and two sons. They love going to the beach, movie night, and playing basketball.