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TLC Funded Faculty Seminars: Applications Now Open!

Intersectional Futures: Re-Framing Career Readiness for CUNY Students
Facilitators: Iralma Pozo, Public Management & Mengia Hong-Tschalaer, Anthropology
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Monthly Zoom synchronous meetings
      Time: 1.40-2.55
      Fall 2022:: 10/13; 11/10; 12/08
      Spring 2023: 2/09; 03/09; 04/06
According to a John Jay report published in Fall 2020, 88% of students at John Jay are racialized as non-white, 42% identify as male and 85% as female, 79% are under the age of 24, 48% are first generation to attend college, and 64% are Pell Grant Recipients. While statistics of LGBTQI+ identifying students at John Jay do not exist, an estimated 5.1% of New York state’s population identifies as LGBTQI+. This seminar adopts an intersectionality approach to career readiness for framing the potential vulnerabilities and challenges faced by John Jay students based on their identities in terms of  race, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, ethnicity, mental and physical ability, and religion, etc. This seminar uses the lens of ‘intersectionality’ as theorized by the American Black feminist Kimberlé Crenshaw to indicate that these vulnerabilities are not singular but, rather, they are simultaneously shaped by the combination of their multiple identities which can result in different forms of marginalization and discrimination within the labor market.
The goal of this seminar is to support educators adopting teaching strategies geared toward facilitating students’ career readiness and facilitating students’ self assessment of defining success. This seminar will help us develop a better understanding of our students’ intersectional identities and the particular challenges they face in preparing for careers and success. In a recent survey from ThirdWay, ten CUNY senior colleges were ranked among top U.S. colleges in providing students with a pathway to economic mobility, including John Jay which is ranked number 10. Nearly 60% of CUNY students come from families  with an annual income of less than $30,00, living in or close to poverty.. In this context, CUNY constitutes a real chance for economic mobility. But how is this achieved in a context where systemic racism in combination with neoliberal market values risks setting them up for fail?
In this seminar, we re-frame career readiness as it tends to be understood within neoliberal capitalist conceptualizations around competitiveness and productivity. This seminar focuses on; 1) defining intersectionality and the NACE Competencies; 2) examining students’ challenges when their intersectionality positionalities contribute to creating barriers for applying NACE Competencies; and 3) exploring different critical pedagogy and practical approaches and resources to enhance our students’ career readiness and support their social justice advocacy.
Culturally Inclusive Instructional Design and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Facilitators: Yuliya Zabyelina, Political Science; Esther Kreider-Verhalle, Sociology
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Monthly Zoom synchronous meetings
      Time:10-11:45am via Zoom
      Fall 2022: 10/12. 11/9. 12/7
      Spring 2023: 2/8, 3 8, 4/12
This is a 2-semester faculty seminar held throughout academic year 2022-2023. The seminar focuses on expanding faculty’s knowledge and expertise with culturally inclusive instructional design. The participants will discuss the inclusive classroom, alternatives to lectures, useful assessments, creative feedback, digital literacy, and flexible workspace framed within the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework that aims to improve and optimize teaching and learning for different kinds of learners irrespective of discipline or domain.
This is a hands-on workshop designed to help faculty to integrate intercultural learning in classroom, research, and community activities to promote appreciation of diverse worldviews, empathy for differences, and respect for different ways of knowing, thinking, and being. Faculty will develop and/or update course assignments (or syllabi) to promote inclusive classroom and student success using culturally mindful approaches, engaging pedagogies that cultivate active learners and allows them to represent learning in multiple ways.
Seminar participants will be asked to identify a particular assignment or syllabus at the beginning of each semester with the seminar team for brainstorming, discussion, and the final project assignment.
Seminar goals:
1. Internationalizing and diversifying the classroom experience in support of the College’s 7 Principles for a Culturally Responsive, Inclusive and Anti-Racist Curriculum:
2. Support inclusive learning experiences using the UDL framework:
3. Promote culturally mindful self-reflection whereby faculty are invited to rethink their pedagogies in light of accessibility and relevance of content and format for all learners.


The deadline for applications is Friday, September 23!


Past Event Recordings & Resources

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