Diversity Across the Curriculum (November 2021)

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November 1, 2021– November 22, 2021

Diversity Across the Curriculum (November 2021)

In this online group seminar, journalism educators will learn how to infuse diversity and inclusion into all aspects of their teaching.

Overview

  • Change your thinking and transform your teaching
  • Tune in every Monday night for an hour of live instruction from Dr. Earnest Perry, starting Nov. 1
  • Complete homework assignments each week and get feedback as you evolve
  • Connect with your peers as you engage with the course material
  • Applications are due: Sept. 26, 2021

$499.00

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Learning Outcomes

You will learn how to:

  • Examine your existing curriculum for oversights and opportunities
  • Apply strategies to develop new materials that emphasize diversity and inclusion
  • Devise concrete ways to infuse inclusion and diversity into your existing teaching

$499.00

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Overview

  • Change your thinking and transform your teaching
  • Tune in every Monday night for an hour of live instruction from Dr. Earnest Perry, starting Nov. 1
  • Complete homework assignments each week and get feedback as you evolve
  • Connect with your peers as you engage with the course material
  • Applications are due: Sept. 26, 2021

Training five or more people?
Check out our custom training.

This course will give journalism educators an opportunity to make a real impact on the future diversity, inclusion and equity efforts of American newsrooms when they model those values in the classroom. This online group seminar will empower you to examine your current teaching materials and curriculum with an eye toward inclusion and representation, and give you the tools and skills to diversify your lessons, examples, speakers and more. Diversity Across the Curriculum is a reincarnation of a beloved Poynter program from the early 2000s. The call to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom persists two decades later — and is perhaps more urgent than ever. Poynter is proud to bring it back to serve the needs of educators in a post-2020 world.

Your lead faculty is Dr. Earnest Perry, associate dean of graduate studies at the University of Missouri, a researcher, educator and consultant who specializes in issues related to diversity and inclusion. Barbara Allen, Poynter’s director of college programming, will facilitate.

You will learn how to modify your current teaching to include more diverse classroom examples, readings, videos and speakers. You will understand where, how and why to examine materials for diverse voices. You will develop the instinct to audit the makeup of the topics, sources and authors you introduce into your teaching, and how to pivot to ensure diverse voices are represented.

In 2020, Black Lives Matter became the largest social justice movement in U.S. history and stirred a (re)awakening about anti-Black racism in America. Race will be a key consideration during this seminar, and you will also be discussing all kinds of diversity, including gender, ability, religion, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation and more.

Participation is limited to 25 people to ensure active participation and personalized feedback. If you allow it, this experience will be meaningful, personal and powerful. It might even change the way you work forever.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

This online group seminar takes place Nov. 1-22, 2021. Live instruction will take place each Monday from 7-8 p.m. Eastern:

  • Nov. 1: Course overview, expectations and outlines
  • Nov. 8: Examining where you are now in terms of diversity, inclusion and equity
  • Nov. 15: Re-evaluating course objectives, teaching material and curriculum
  • Nov. 22: Pulling it all together for a successful semester

In addition to four hours of live instruction, participants will be expected to complete 1-2 hours of homework each week and have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow participants.

Who should apply

This course will benefit any journalism or communications professor or adviser who wants to diversify their teaching to be more inclusive and representative of people in their communities or coverage areas.

Application process

The process to apply is straightforward and simple. No letter of recommendation or reference is required. Please be prepared to answer questions about your professional experience, areas of interest, basic demographic information and facts about your institution of learning.

In order to complete your application, we require authorization of payment. Your card will not be charged until you are accepted into the program. Upon acceptance to the program you will receive an email notification and your credit card payment will be processed.

If you would like to defer payment for now, please use the code 21DivCurr100 at checkout. This is not a guarantee of acceptance, and you or your employer will still be responsible for tuition if accepted.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 26, 2021.

Cost

Tuition is $499 and includes four hours of live instruction from Dr. Earnest Perry and Barbara Allen, classroom material and peer group interaction.

 

Instructors

Lead Faculty

  • Dr. Earnest Perry
    Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Missouri
    Dr. Earnest Perry is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the Missouri School of Journalism. He served as coordinator of the School’s...
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Facilitator

  • Barbara Allen
    Director of College Programming
    Barbara Allen is the director of college programming. She spent most of her professional career working in local media and higher education before coming to...
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