Equity Across the Curriculum
Historically pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.
We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred...Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.
- Arundhati Roy, The Pandemic is a Portal
How can UW Bothell foster a community of learners ready to “imagine another world,” one that advances UW Bothell’s goal to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion? The Equity Across the Curriculum Initiative explores this question as it relates to liberatory pedagogy and faculty development. It is a peer-to-peer faculty development project co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Learning and Teaching Collaborative and the Office of Diversity and Equity.
The AY 2020-21 team includes: Ching-In Chen (IAS), Gavin Doyle (FYPP, IAS), Diana Betancourt Macias (Diversity Center), Afra Mashhadi (STEM), Lucas Moe (Admissions Advising), Jason Morse (FYPP, IAS), Alex Musselman (STEM), Rachel Scherr (STEM), Sarita Shukla (SES), and Penelope Wood (Libraries). The AY 20-21 team is co-led by Cynthia Chang, Associate Professor in the Division of Biological Sciences in the School of STEM, Natasha Hakimali Merchant, Assistant Professor in the School of Educational Studies, and Karen Rosenberg, Executive Director of the Learning and Teaching Collaborative.