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Please see below resources, supports, and inspirational work brought to you by the CTLM, as well as the amazing and inspiring faculty, students, and staff of Arcadia University. This includes our valued shared resources we may have mentioned during a training, workshop, Friday Forum, or content created for or by students, faculty, and staff that really captures the best of teaching, learning, and mentoring.
Friday Forums provide a time and space to connect and talk about significant issues as we cope, personally and professionally, with this public health crisis. #ArcadiaStrong celebrates our perseverance and character in overcoming adversity.
Friday Forum Introducing the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring; CTLM first acknowledges the historical and current importance of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S.
Proposed by Dr. Angela McNeil and Cristina Cintron-Marsh and hosted by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM), Friday Forum All Modes: Summer Lessons Learned, Gateway to Success (Undergraduate Studies), Physician Assistants Program (Health Sciences) and Arcadia Community Learning Center (School of Ed, Reading Program) share what they learned from their summer All-Modes teaching experiences.
Revising Mid-Sentence: Hosted by the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Mentoring, Friday Forum featuring faculty, staff, and students talking about how they've adapted in their teaching and learning strategies this semester.
Campus Wide Teach-Ins
The LOVE Pilot Program has been designed by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) to serve as a much-needed space for Arcadia students to evolve on issues of identity, racism, and systemic discrimination, and to examine their own role within society as change agents.
By engaging in this critical conversation, we live our values and culture as a community unafraid to look at racist ideas and practices, our role in them, and acquire tools for dismantling a system that is built on injustice.
This program responds directly to the immediacy and urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement. It is also deeply aligned with President Nair’s call for an “open course” to address racial justice.
Please join the Living our Values Experience (LOVE) Pilot for a campus-wide Teach-ins: The teach-in format will bring together both LOVE program participants and First-Year Seminars and the wider Arcadia community to engage in focused learning about racial equity.
All teach-in webinars will run from 6:30-8 p.m. and will be recorded for later listening.
Teach-In #1: An Arcadia Call to Action: How Can We Be Better Anti-Racists?
Teach-In #1 Recording Passcode: 1#bJce
Teach In #2 Bias/Microaggressions/Racist Abuse: How Can We Do Better/Heal?
Campus speakers will be engaging with the community from both a personal and professional perspective on the dynamics of bias and microaggressions. Attendees can bring questions in order to think about how we can do better and how we can heal. This conversation builds on First-Year Speaker and author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's visit to Arcadia on Oct. 12 and the first Teach-In on Oct. 22.
Teach In #3 "What more can we do? Facing Race and Racism on Campus"
Speakers: CTLM/Just Act Ensemble Student Fellows/Ensemble Members: India Knight, Caitlin Marcyan, Amanda Sturman, Bryanna Martinez-Jimenez; CTLM Staff Fellow: May Their Aye
CTLM Partner: Foram Bhukhanwala, and Just Act’s Executive & Artistic Director and Adjunct Faculty Member, Lisa Jo Epstein
December 2, 2020
In our first Act-Up, a panel addressed the topic of Good Trouble. In this Act-Up more than 40 participants, nine affiliated courses and programs, and over a dozen faculty and staff members shared what stirring up some good trouble moving forward might look like. Topics addressed will include Education, Sports, Health Equity, Criminal Justice, Art History, and Workplace Discrimination.
Here is what participants have said about their experience:
The CTLM with collaboration with offices around campus has been working to develop a full set of student resources for online learning, including videos produced by and featuring Arcadia students. Many of these resources can be found on the Academic Services All-Modes Ready page.
Student Guides and Resources By Arcadia, For Arcadia
From One Arcadia Student to Another:
Quick Video Chats with Arcadia Student's on their Tips for Zoom
CTLM’s Equity and Engagement Framework for all Modes:
1. Student Centered, 2. Accessible and Inclusive, 3. Fosters Real-World Connections
Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) Core Documents
Resources to Guide our Work
Life Ready: Resources for connecting with students’ lived experiences/Incorporating Life Talk
CTLM Online Equity & Inclusion Principles
Arcadia University Faculty Resources
What's Next for All Modes?: Celebrating Spring Successes & Planning for a More F2F Fall Session. Including "State of Simultaneous F2F/Remote Pedagogies: 4 Case Studies" "Louise Burns (TCGS London) "Chris Mullin (Media and Communications) "Richard Maguire (TCGS London) "Chris Cerski (Historical and Political Studies)
Demonstration of Chris Cerski’s way of doing All Modes for the Math Department (Thanks, Ned Wolff!)
Following a year of progression on its 41 Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI), which were implemented by President Ajay Nair and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeff Rutenbeck in June 2020, Arcadia University faculty and staff have been examining curriculum, scholarship, and professional development in the lens of Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) frameworks.
August 2021: Re-designing your Syllabus for Inclusive Excellence
Arcadia University's School of Education, the Provost's Office, and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) were pleased to offer a four day Summer Institute on Zoom called "Re-designing Your Syllabus for Inclusive Excellence" lead by Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Education Professor, and Dr. Ellen Skilton, Education Professor and CTLM Director. Full and part-time faculty and teaching staff were invited to join as a community of practice to explore ways to transform one of their courses for inclusive excellence. Each participant was asked to bring the upcoming semester syllabus with them to the Institute, where they addressed all syllabus components and focused on four major themes: 1. Redesigning for Change-Toward a Learner-Learning Centered Syllabus, 2. Addressing Ableism: Universal Design Matters; 3. Addressing Cis-Hetero-Normativity; and 4. Addressing White Supremacy: Race Matters. Participants had the opportunities to share ideas with each other and engage with up-to-date resources and identify possible changes.
Day 1: Redesigning for Change-Toward a Learner-Learning Centered Syllabus
Day 2: Addressing Ableism: Universal Design Matters
Day 3: Addressing CIS-Hetero-Normativity
Day 4: Addressing White Supremacy: Race Matters
Some of the Summer Institute attendees meet regularly to continuing this work in an Inclusive Excellence Teaching Learning Circle.
John Noakes will discuss the importance of why both an active and effective police force and active and effective oversight of the police are necessary for a liberal democracy to thrive..
Living life to its full extent takes guts. In this motivational talk, Dr. Doreen Loury, talks about the steps necessary to live your life with purpose, perseverance, integrity, and grit...
The Honorable Christopher Cerski gives his recipe for making decisions which help you on a path to success, based on the lessons he has learnt throughout his career.
So much do we look at communities and rate them on how much they are worth by monetary means. HBO's The Wire shows us there are many different ways we should be looking at the worth of our communities.
In this talk, Scott discusses the past's perceptions of the future and the importance of collaboration between the arts and sciences (as well as jetpacks)...
abbeyryan.com -- a short film about Abbey Ryan's "the light / the shade" painting series, inspired by the poetry of Robert Lax.
Dr. Jojo Lucena talks about how it's not the end of the world if you don't know what you want to do in life. In fact, not knowing may actually help you figure it out.
Ellen Murphey developed the Arcadia Honors course, "Music, Art and Memory" in 2013 as a way for students to explore how our memories actually work -- as opposed to popular notions about it....
Students Teaching Students: the Power of Mentorship" focuses on how student teaching and mentorships can help promote confidence and understanding in the academic realm….
In this talk, Megan speaks on the importance of empathy, not only towards students, but also towards teachers. It’s all about the empathy behind teaching..
Amanda examines the relevance of the past in our present day lives, as well as the imperative nature of its presence in our approach of the future...
Elizabeth Gillen has been living a double life since she was 8 years old - ordinary student by day, singer by night. In this talk, she discusses the importance of practicing your passions and making the time to be happy….
Corrina Gonzales talks about the abnormalities and normalities of fear, and how instead of shying away from the biochemical and emotional response, we can learn from it….
In this talk, Olivia discusses why we should begin to see heroes as people who do ordinary things that have a profound effect on others..
In this talk, Jordan discusses how to model reactions to mistakes in ways that can improve the mental health of children. She suggests new ways to react to and accept all mistakes to better our own lives and the lives of those around us….
In this talk, Rachel discusses the importance of scientific literacy in the present day….
In this talk Nicole Adler discusses how college taught her to schedule her stress and be present in the moment.
This panel has representatives from different degree programs from Arcadia University’s graduate programs, coming together to discuss what they see as the largest issue facing their profession in today's world today and what other groups they may need to work with for success to occur. Explore GALILEO-W Collaboration Among Changemakers
In this faculty/student breakout session, Ellen Skilton (faculty), Jennifer Gray, Francine Vollman, and Rachel Black (masters students in the School of Education) from the Teaching Multilingual/Multicultural Literacies class, share findings from semester-long teacher research projects working with English Language Learners. Explore GALILEO-W Collaboration Among Changemakers
After receiving a higher level degree, employers are expecting a baseline of expertise in a specific field, but they are also expecting intangible skills, such as conflict resolution, project management, and professionalism. Numerous studies have shown that there is a deficit in leadership and management expertise from individuals with higher level scientific education….