Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Faculty In Conversation: Building Anti-Racist Assessment by Design


Faculty, Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location of Event: 

Faculty In Conversation: Building Anti-Racist Assessment by Design

Event Description 

The Faculty in Conversation Series: Antiracist Pedagogy brings together faculty to listen, reflect, and exchange ideas. Each session features a Yale instructor who incorporates antiracist practices into their teaching and whose work is highlighted on the Poorvu Center antiracist pedagogy webpage. Associate Professor in the Yale Divinity School, Willie Jennings will engage participants in a discussion over lunch at the Poorvu Center of the second and four chapters of his book, After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging, which is an exploration of the impact of colonialism on the design of higher education. Jennings will facilitate a discussion of the questions: How might an instructor decolonize their assessments and methods of evaluation in the hierarchies of their discipline? How might an instructor help students move to more helpful forms of self-evaluation that build toward a shared project of learning in the classroom and the importance of belonging as fundamental to their education? … . Participants will have opportunities to ask questions and reflect on how the practices translate to their own classrooms. All participants who register by September 20 will receive a copy of Jennings’ book ahead of time. This session will be limited to 30 participants to ensure an opportunity for all instructors to engage in the discussion. We are committed to hosting inclusive and accessible events that allow all participants to fully engage. Please contact us at askpoorvucenter@yale.edu if there are ways we can support accommodations or for questions about inclusion. — Event Details: https://yaleconnect.yale.edu/rsvp?id=1721542