EVENTS @ FREDONIA

Toward an Inclusive Campus Community with Dr. Kevin Gannon

Recommended for staff and faculty

We know that much of what students learn in their collegiate experience comes outside the formal classroom--and this is true for every office or unit on our campuses. But what are our students learning that we don’t intend to teach them? This session will use the concept of “the hidden curriculum” to help us think about what our students are hearing us say to them (in the broadest sense of that term).  We’ll consider the essential features of an inclusive campus community, in particular the ways in which we all communicate with our students.

About our Speaker:

Kevin Gannon, Ph.D. serves as Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he has taught since 2004. He was previously the program coordinator for the New Student Seminar and the History Department Chair. His teaching, research, and public work (including writing) centers on critical and inclusive pedagogy; race, history, and justice; and technology and teaching. He writes for Vitae (a section of The Chronicle of Higher Education), and his essays on higher education have also been published in Vox and other media outlets. He is currently writing a book called Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, which will be published by West Virginia University press as part of their Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series, edited by James M. Lang. He is also working on a textbook for the US Civil War and Reconstruction eras for Routledge. In 2016, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, which was directed by Ava DuVernay.

Thursday, February 14 at 1:00pm to 2:50pm

Williams Center, S204 A&B
Williams Center, Fredonia, NY 14063

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