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Racially-Just Pedagogy: Home

A resource hub for resources relating to racially just pedagogy and for teaching race-related content in the college classroom Started by faculty from the CHESS Racial Justice Task Force and Nash Library & Student Learnings Commons.

Work in Progress

This guide was created to be a localized place for the Gannon community to access resources that support our mission of moving coursework towards a more racially-just pedagogy.  We are currently working hand-in-hand with faculty from the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (CHESS).  This guide is meant to be fluid.  As more current and relevant content is created, it is our intention to update this guide so it will accurately represent current best practices.  We hope to expand this guide to include discipline-specific material for various academic departments.  Please visit the Contact page if you like to see a resource included!

A current update on Gannon's work from the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Steering Committee is available here.

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All full-time employees are eligible to apply for this individual grant.

DEI Professional Development Grants will provide resources for faculty and staff to attend professional development opportunities that will advance their knowledge with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

In order to qualify for the DEI Professional Development Grant, a conference or workshop should have a specific focus on a domain of study associated with DEI work.  Some examples include racial/ethnic diversity, social justice, representation and inclusion in STEM, implicit bias, inclusive classroom practices, LGBTQ+ populations and issues, disabilities, economic inequality, and cultural competency. The Definitions and Resources document produced by the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Steering Committee (2020) is a helpful resource in establishing definitions of relevant terms.

Application and more information available here: DEI Professional Development Grant

Gannon CHESS Series: From 1619 Virginia to 16503 Erie: The Constitutional Path to Black Lives Matter

As part of the 2020 Gannon CHESS Series, longtime Gannon faculty member Dr. Parris Baker examines how racism was ingrained in the founding of the United States and the historical events that have led to the current Black Lives Matter movement. The focus on making reflective and reflexive change and the desire to re-evaluate processes at the micro and macro level are two areas Dr. Baker believes can result in significant change.