Diversity Resources for Curricular Design, Teaching, and AssessmentAs we review our present General Education curriculum and look forward to our revision, consideration of diversity will be important. There are many models for diversity education within a liberal arts and General Education curriculum, so we offer some links to recent materials on diversity requirements and curricular design. Alongside each link there is a brief description of the content. We hope you find this useful for your thinking about the possibilities for UNCA. We encourage you to send us links to other useful sites and resources. We will announce updates to this page as we make them.
Diversity Digest (Winter 1997)—An important on-line resource in diversity Education and a clearinghouse for all sorts of material, from faculty development and institutional leadership to diversity research and the student experience. This issue is primarily devoted to Curricular Transformation. http://www.diversityweb.org/Digest/W97/contents.html
AAC&U’s Current Programs and Initiatives—A website serving as a clearinghouse for the Association’s diversity-related programming and projects. A useful resource. http://www.aacu-edu.org/initiatives.cfm
Humphreys, Debra and Carol Geary Schneider. "Curricular Change Gains
Momentum New Requirements Focus on Diversity and Social Responsibility."—A
report on the major themes in diversity requirements at universities across the
nation and the courses that arose out of such curricular design. The report is
the product of a review of over 100 colleges and universities. The article
covers such innovations as diversity and service learning, diversity and social
responsibility curricula, community-based learning programs, connections with
student life programming, and more. Highly recommended. http://www.diversityweb.org/Digest/W97/newreqs.html
AAC&U American Commitments Project. "Advice on Effective Curricular Transformation."—A set of recommendations to keep in mind when designing curriculum for diversity education. http://www.diversityweb.org/Digest/W97/advice.htm
"Diversity and Social Justice in General Education: New Curricular Models."— This article looks at three programs: The College of St. Catherine’s capstone course for juniors and seniors, "The Global Search for Justice"; UC, San Diego’s three-course sequence in diversity, justice, and imagination; and SUNY, Potsdam’s "U.S. Pluralism and the Pursuits of Justice," which is at the center of their diversity requirement and also satisfies some of their general education requirements. http://www.diversityweb.org/Digest/F98/models.html
Stoddard, Eve and Grant Cornwell. "Pathbreaking Global Studies Major Offers New Framework for Diversity Learning".—Stoddard is Director of International and Intercultural Studies and Cornwell in Chair of Philosophy at Sarah Lawrence. This article discusses a new Global Studies major at SLU, which we include here because at many schools Global Studies courses offer possibilities for General Education coursework. Global Studies programs often take a leading role in diversity curriculum development. They also frequently employ cross-disciplinary teaching approaches. http://www.diversityweb.org/Digest/W00/pathbreaking.html
Meacham, Jack. "Assessing Diversity Courses: Tips and Tools.."—Meachum is the Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology, at SUNY Buffalo. This article offers some useful tips on creating diversity-related courses and gives advice for building assessment into course design. http://www.diversityweb.org/Digest/Sp.Sm00/courses.html
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