Decolonizing Our Teaching
The exhortation to “decolonize” our syllabi, and teaching more generally, has become increasingly common across higher education in recent years. For its many advocates, decolonization can include a wide variety of practices, such as the acknowledgement of indigenous land claims, understanding how the culture of colonialism has shaped our disciplines, diversifying the canons of our fields, anti-racist and culturally responsive teaching, inclusive course design, and a decentering of pedagogical authority, just to name a few. With a panel of faculty that includes Akshya Saxena (English), Adeana McNicholl (Religious Studies), Lily Claiborne (Earth & Environmental Science), and others, we will explore what it means to decolonize our teaching in theory and practice.

Facilitator: Joe Bandy

Panelists: Akshya Saxena (English), Adeana McNicholl (Religious Studies), Lily Claiborne (Earth & Environmental Science), and others.

Questions? Please contact Joe Bandy at

Event Date: Nov 1, 2021

Event Time: 10:00-11:30am

Event Location: Zoom (we will send you the link in advance)

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