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Ethnic Studies Forum on General Education and Diversity

Date: 7:00pm PDT October 3, 2016 Location: Templeton Campus Center, Council Chamber

Templeton Campus Center, Council Chamber

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Monday, October 3rd at 7 pm

Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center


Last year the faculty approved a plan to diversify the curriculum, including the following point: 

“Prioritize diversification of the curriculum with respect to underrepresented identities, histories, and experiences in the upcoming process of reviewing and revising the College’s first-year and general education requirements.” 

This forum will provide a space for discussing how we can accomplish the goal of prioritizing diversity in General Education. 

• What do we mean by diversity?

• How can we guarantee that all students graduating from LC grapple with issues of cultural difference and social power?

• Should exploring diversity be one of the goals of a Core class like E & D? 


Greta Binford, chair of General Education task force, associate professor of Biology

Kundai Chirindo, E&D steering committee, assistant professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies

Mo Healy, E&D director, associate professor of History

Liz Stanhope, Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, associate professor of Mathematics

Ben Westervelt, Curriculum Committee, associate professor of History

Julio de Paula, professor of Chemistry and department chair 

Moderated by Elliott Young, director of Ethnic Studies, professor of History 


Co-sponsored by Ethnic Studies,  Exploration and Discovery, Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, Asian Student Union, and Gente Latina Unida


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