The Texas Corequisite Project: A Collaborative Network of Texas Stakeholders

Texas Coreq Project Summer Webinar Learning Series will be Fridays at 1:00pm CST through August 14.

Texas Coreq Project Webinar Learning Series: The Lenses We Employ in our Equity Work: Moving from Deficit to Anti-Deficit Approaches to Serving Students

Friday, 7/10 1:00-2:30pm CST
Presenter: Desiree Zerquera, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept of Leadership Studies, University of San Francisco

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The way we see the world is defined by the lenses we use to understand people, problems, and solutions. They are shaped by our formal education, social interactions, and society around us and we employ these lenses both consciously and unconsciously. To work towards strengthening equity through our work in education – especially in corequisite implementation, it is imperative that we are aware of the lenses we use and continuously reflective on the ways these lenses work to impede or advance our capacity to enact equity.

One dominant lens in equity work in education is that of deficit. Often employed with good intentions, it can create challenges to advancing equity. In this interactive webinar we will be asked to engage with our own lenses and learn about deficit as an impediment to equity in higher education. Attendees will be asked to reflect on the ways deficit shapes their own work, and consider examples of anti-deficit alternatives. This session is encouraged for faculty, staff, and administrators from different sectors of higher education.

Catch the Next Webinar: Transformative Teaching Track

Wednesday, 7/15, 10:30-12:00 CST
Presenters: Allegria Villarreal, CTN Director of Prof Dev/Asst Professor English, ACC and Rafael Castillo, CTN Director of Curr and Instr/Professor English, Palo Alto College

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This webinar will explore the theory and practice of culturally responsive/sustaining pedagogy and how it can be utilized in hybrid and online delivery of course content. The session will include discussion of suggested assignments, culturally relevant literature for the classroom, and issues of digital equity that should be considered in curriculum design for the fall. More information in the flyer here. (please make a link here to the document I’ve attached to this email)

Texas Coreq Project Webinar Learning Series: Corequisite Course Coordination

Friday, 7/17, 1:00-2:30 pm CST
Presenter: Charles A. Dana Center

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Many departments have implemented a course coordinator role for high-enrollment gateway math and English courses, especially those with support components. We invite current course coordinators as well as those interested in creating such a role to participate in this interactive webinar. Take your multi-section courses beyond consistency to ensuring effective and equitable instructional practices. Participants will be given time to reflect on how to make the best use of course coordination under current conditions, as well as when instruction resumes face-to-face.

TEXAAN Webinar:  Appreciative Advising with Dr. Jennifer Bloom

Friday, 7/17. 12:00-1:00pm CST
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Appreciative Advising is the intentional collaborative practice of asking positive, open-ended questions that help students optimize their educational experiences and achieve their dreams, goals, and potentials.

Dr. Jennifer Bloom is a co-founder of the Appreciative Advising and Appreciative Education movements. She established the annual Appreciative Advising Summer Institute, the Appreciative Education Conference, an on-line Appreciative Advising course, the process for Certifying Appreciative Advisers, and other exciting initiatives related to Appreciative Advising and Appreciative Education. Dr. Bloom has co-authored six books and numerous articles and has presented her work at over 350 higher education institutions and conferences.

TEXAAN Virtual Drive-In  

Thursday, 8/6.  Save the date!  More information to come.