Beth Taylor-Nolan: An Abrupt Transition to Remote Learning: The Tenuous Educational Experiences of First-Generation College Students Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 25, 2021, 1:00 p.m., 338 Waterman Memorial Lounge

And just like that, on March 11th 2020, the university released a startling update informing the campus community that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person instruction would not resume after Spring Break and that all classes would shift immediately to remote instruction.  What does remote instruction mean?  What happened to these students as a result of the university’s sudden transition to...

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Vicki Garrison: Black Resilience and Empowerment through Self-Affirming Self-Care at Predominately White Institutions of Higher Education

The institution of higher education, especially predominately white institutions of higher education (PWIHE), perpetuates the subjugation of Black people through the existence of traditional societal ideologies, values, and practices that function with and reinforce racism as the norm. Limited research exists about self-care strategies that assist Black students with navigating PWIHE.

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Sharon Ultsch: Using Institutional Ethnography to Illuminate the Contested Space of Grading (May-21-2021)

A plethora of research has documented the detrimental effects of assigning grades, A-F, to student work as well as the inherent inequities embedded in this century-old assessment practice that persists in the majority of US higher education institutions.

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