I was an ACERT fellow in 2016-17 and contributed in a variety of ways. In the fall semester, I organized and presented at two Lunchtime Seminars: “Clinton & Trump: Media Literacy and the US Presidential Election,” and “Publishing, Impact and Rights: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Being a Scholar.” I also invited a colleague from another institution, Chris Toulouse, to participate in another Lunchtime Seminar, “Effective Use of Discussion in the Physical and Online Classroom.”
During the Winter Session, I co-organized (with Kirsten Green and Stephanie Margolis) and ran a Teaching Scholarship Circle called “Readings about Race: Exploring Race in the College Classroom.” Recognizing that activist scholars have taken to social media to collaborate and create antiracist pedagogy, we came together to read The Charleston Syllabus, an example of a crowd-sourced syllabus that began as a hashtag in response to the racially motivated murder of nine people in Charleston, SC in 2015. That hashtag generated an edited volume, The Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism and Racial Violence, a compilation of excerpts from many of the Charleston Syllabus readings. A group of faculty, staff, and students met over four sessions during January to discuss the book as a jumping off point for touching on many of the issues.