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    REVISED DATES: Inclusion Pedagogy Workshops for Faculty: Antiracist Teaching

    Dr. Milagros Castillo-Montoya, Assistant Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs, University of Connecticut
    March 23, 2021

    The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, through a Strategic Initiatives Grant awarded to the Office of Equity and Diversity, will host two inclusion pedagogy workshops for faculty featuring Dr. Milagros Castillo-Montoya, Ed.D. Both workshops will focus on antiracist teaching. The first will be held on Thursday, April 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and will introduce key cross-disciplinary elements of antiracist teaching, engage in practicing one of these elements, and consider how those elements align with Catholic and Jesuit values. In the second workshop to be held the following Thursday, April 22, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., faculty will apply one element of antiracist teaching to their own teaching and work in disciplinary-related teams to improve an element of their teaching to advance antiracist teaching.

    “Milagros Castillo-Montoya is a first-generation scholar. She is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs in the Educational Leadership Department at the Neag School of Education in the University of Connecticut. She also serves as a Faculty Fellow at the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Assistant Director of Faculty Development at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and as an Affiliate Faculty with El Instituto and with the Sustainable Global Cities Initiative. Her research focuses on educational equity for first-generation college students, as well as racially minoritized students. Dr. Castillo-Montoya studies teaching and learning in racially and ethnically diverse college classrooms, particularly culturally relevant teaching in higher education. Dr. Castillo-Montoya’s scholarly work led her to be selected as an ACPA Emerging Scholar.

    Dr. Castillo-Montoya has published in the Journal of Higher EducationReview of Educational Research, Review of Higher Education, Teaching in Higher Education, Harvard Educational Review, among other outlets. Dr. Castillo-Montoya has 20 years of professional experience in various areas of higher education including faculty work, higher education policy, academic affairs, and student affairs. She began her career as an educational opportunity fund program advisor (a Trio program for first-generation low-income college students) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is a mom of two children and loves being in nature.1

    Registration is required: Click here to register. It is highly recommended that faculty attend both sessions. Questions, contact: amy.simolo@scranton.edu or 570-941-7498. This program is sponsored by a Strategic Initiatives Grant awarded to the Office of Equity & Diversity. 

    1.Source: https://education.uconn.edu/person/milagros-castillo-montoya/ -biography


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