As faculty at Baruch increasingly incorporate content about race and inequality into courses across the curriculum, there is new and urgent need for anti-racist pedagogical training on facilitating challenging class discussion. In collaboration with partners at SEEK, the Marxe Dean’s Office, and Marxe and Weissman faculty, we plan to develop and run new pedagogical development programming to prepare faculty with strategies for facilitating and responding productively and safely during planned and unplanned discussions about race, ethnicity, and inequality.
Throughout, our focus will be to ensure that the curriculum is infused meaningfully with a reckoning on the role of institutionalized racism in our country, including in the institution of higher education itself, and to ensure that faculty are equipped to productively lead classroom dialogue on race, ethnicity, and identity such that it deepens learning for all, while elevating the voices and experiences of BIPOC students, scholars, and citizens.
We are grateful to have secured funding for some of the research and development of this project from a Mellon Foundation-funded BRESI grant.
We look forward to offering this new programming in Spring 2023 for a small cohort of Marxe faculty teaching a new required course on the role of race in this country’s public policy. Following that pilot, we plan to reflect and revise as needed, and to make the program more broadly available to faculty from across the College.