Diversity Across the Curriculum. A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education. JB – Anker

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  • 344 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This practical guide will empower even the busiest faculty members to create culturally inclusive courses and learning environments. In a collection of more than 50 vignettes, exceptional teachers from a wide range of academic disciplines health sciences, humanities, sciences, and social sciences describe how they actively incorporate diversity into their teaching. Different strategies discussed include a role–model approach, creating a safe space in the classroom, and the cultural competency model. Written for teaching faculty in all disciplines of higher education, this book offers practical guidance on culturally inclusive course design, syllabus construction, textbook selection, and assessment strategies. In addition, examples of diversity initiatives are detailed at six institutions: Duquesne University, Emerson College, St. Louis Community College, University of Connecticut, University of Maryland University College, and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. This book also contains an overview of the following areas:
  • Diversity as an integral component of college curricula
  • Structuring diversity–accessible courses
  • Practices that facilitate diversity across the curriculum
  • Diversity and disciplinary practices
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About the Editors v

About the Contributors vii

Part I: Introduction

1 An OverviewJohn W. Mullennix 2

2 Barriers to DiversityJerome Branche 5

3 Diversity as an Integral Component of College CurriculaEllen R. Cohn John W. Mullennix 11

4 Faculty Members as Architects: Structuring Diversity–Accessible CoursesEllen R. Cohn John W. Gareis 18

5 Practices That Facilitate Diversity Across the Curriculum: Inclusive Classroom AssessmentBarbara A. Frey 23

6 Diversity and Disciplinary PracticesJean Ferguson Carr 30

Part II: Diversity Initiatives at Six Institutions

7 Multiculturalism and Diversity: One Institution′s Cultural JourneyJaime P. Munoz Laurel Willingham–McLain 40

8 Diversity Initiatives in an Online UniversityHelen Bond 48

9 "The City in Transition": A Multiyear Thematic Initiative at an Urban InstitutionDavid Bogen 52

10 Diversity Initiatives at the University of North Carolina–Chapel HillLynne Degitz 55

11 Diversity Initiatives at St. Louis Community CollegeDiane Pisacreta 58

12 Institutional Diversity Initiatives: Theory and PracticeXae Alicia Reyes 63

Part III: Humanities

13 Introducing Gender and Race Into the Curriculum of Medieval Italian StudiesDennis Looney 70

14 Black German Studies: Curriculum Initiatives for Diversity in German StudiesSarah McGaughey 75

15 Afro–Hispanic Studies and Implications for Diversity in the Spanish CurriculumJames Davis 81

16 Diversity and Discipline: Approaching French Literary StudiesRoberta Hatcher 88

17 Keeping Up With Current Demographic Changes: Responsive Course Content in Foreign Language DepartmentsFlore Zephir 94

18 Diversity in the Linguistics ClassroomShelome Gooden 102

19 Latin American Film and CultureMaria Cristina Saavedra 107

20 Reframing the Reference: Diversity in Modern Design CultureLinda Lindroth 113

21 Introduction to DanceSusan Gillis Kruman 118

Part IV: Health Sciences

22 Diversity Curricula in Medical EducationJeannette E. South–Paul 124

23 Diversifying Medical EthicsAnita Silvers 130

24 Transforming a Public Health Curriculum for the 21st CenturyMartha Ann Terry Robert M. Goodman Ravi K. Sharma Kenneth J. Jaros 136

25 Dialogues on Diversity in Speech–Language Pathology: Not a Job for the Faint of HeartShelly S. Chabon Dorian Lee–Wilkerson 145

26 Cultural Diversity as More Than a Lecture Topic: Bridging the Divide Between School and Real LifeKris English 158

27 Preparing Culturally Responsive Practitioners in Occupational TherapyJaime P. Munoz 163

28 Threading Diversity Through an Occupational Therapy CurriculumDenise Chisholm 170

29 Enhancing Multicultural Education in Rehabilitation CounselingMichael Pramuka 175

30 Enhancing Diversity Appreciation in a Nursing Degree Completion CurriculumLisa Marie Bernardo Susan A. Albrecht 180

31 Enhancing Diversity Training and Culturally Responsive Caring in the First Year of the Pharmacy CurriculumGary P. Stoehr Teresa E. Donegan 185

32 Training Dentists to Meet the Needs of a Multicultural SocietyDeborah E. Polk Richard W. Rubin 192

33 Guidelines for Disability DiversityKatherine D. Seelman 197

34 Enhancing Interdisciplinary Communication: Electronic Health Record Technology for Health and Rehabilitation StudentsValerie J. M. Watzlaf Mindy L. Columbus 200

Part V: Natural and Social Sciences

35 Diversity Across the Curriculum: Teaching the Business Case for DiversityAudrey J. Murrell Raymond Jones 208

36 Introducing Students to Islam and The Qur′anJack Meacham 213

37 On Diversity and the Teaching of Religions in IndiaFred W. Clothey 219

38 Teaching Diversity for Social ChangeKathryn Russell 223

39 Diversifying a Political Science Core Class: American Political ProcessReinhard Heinisch 231

40 Designing an Advanced Course in Cross–Cultural PsychologyDereece Smither 236

41 Incorporating Diversity Into a History of Psychology CourseJohn W. Mullennix 241

42 Cultural Diversity and the Public Speaking CourseJohn W. Gareis Ellen R. Cohn 247

43 "But That′s Not How My Family Does It!" Reducing the "Weird!" of Cultural Difference in Family CommunicationLorin Basden Arnold 253

44 Infusing Diversity Into an Introductory Communication CourseJohn W. Gareis Ellen R. Cohn Janet Skupien 259

45 Teaching "Experiential" Intercultural Communication at an Ethnically and Culturally Homogeneous UniversityAko Inuzuka 268

46 Diversity–Focused Service–Learning in General Studies and Cultural Studies ClassesMeredith Guthrie 273

47 Recognizing Student Diversity in Political Communication Classes: A Simple, Effective ApproachGerald R. Shuster 280

48 Learning by Teaching: African–American Students Teaching Black StudiesMonica Frolander–Ulf 285

49 Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Science ClassroomLydia B. Daniels 293

50 Integrating Diversity and Multicultural Education Into a Digital Library CourseDaqing He 298

51 Teaching Computer Skills Using Peer TutoringDan P. Dewey 303

52 WISE Women: Women in Science and EngineeringBonnie Shulman 308

Index 315

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"In addition to offering key insights for introducing diversity into the curriculum, the book also provides very important practical steps for course design and actual implementation." (Teaching Theology and Religion, September 2008)
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