MOBTS 2022 Proceedings - ISBN: 978-1-7346398-2-7 »
Drop the Mask! Defacing What We Know about Classroom Diversity and Inclusion as We Face New Challenges in the Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter Movement Era
Keywords: diversity and inclusion; classroom strategies; Black Lives Matter Movement, COVID-19
Abstract: Many new challenges concerning diversity and inclusion have surfaced over the past year and half causing the college experience to change dramatically. Events magnified by the advent of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have led to a surge in aggressive behavior targeting minority campus populations, including Asian, Indian, Hispanic, and African American students. As pointed out by our conference theme, unprecedented new challenges for administration, staff, and faculty have emerged. In this presentation, the facilitators will discuss innovative and collaborative approaches for managing and mitigating these sensitive issues. Real-life experiences will be shared as well as strategies to begin a conversation that will bring session attendees together to offer a clear path forward. Effectively dealing with unique situations of discrimination, whether on campus or in online and face-to-face classroom settings. Attendees will leave the session having learned new and innovative methods that incorporate values-based execution strategies. Faculty, administrators, and staff who seek an effective, practical, and peaceful approach to handling student diversity and inclusion during times of civil unrest are welcome to attend.