Salon 1 – Mid-Career African American Faculty
Dr. Willie James Jennings, Yale Divinity School
Dr. Carolyn Medine, University of Georgia
African American Faculty; 5 years in the profession to mid- and late-career faculty teaching in Colleges, Universities, or Theological Schools
July 15, 2020 via MyWabash Application Portal
Description & Goals
This salon will focus on teaching about and about being part of at-risk black communities in this moment.
1. Reflect imaginatively and critically upon the effects of the pandemic on teaching practices, institutional realities and the vocation of teaching
2.(Re)Design new syllabi, course sessions, and learning activities that directly attend to issues of student and societal trauma: Though we may do actual syllabus and assignment designs, we want to focus on the question of what redesign means at this moment. We would like to think about redesign in the sense of belonging and finding authentic voice. Our question is: How does what is authentically us come through given this new reality?
3. Nurture a sense of belonging for self and other colleagues in community
4. Hear their own authentic voice in teaching
Dates & Times
We would like to meet on Thursday mornings, breaking up the sessions into two times a month after one 3-hour opening session:
Session 1: Thursday, September 3 (10:30 am-1:30 pm, Eastern)
Session 2: Thursday September 17 and Thursday, October 1 (10:30 am-12:00 pm, Eastern)
Session 3: Thursday, October 15 and Thursday, October 29 (10:30 am-12:00 pm, Eastern)
Session 4: Thursday, November 12 and Thursday, December 3 (10:30 am-12:00 pm, Eastern)
Session 5: Thursday, January 7, 2021 and Thursday, January 28 (10:30 am-12:00 pm, Eastern)
Session 6: Thursday, February 11 and Thursday, February 25 (10:30 am-12:00 pm, Eastern)
Session 7: Thursday, March 25 (we are accounting for spring breaks in mid-March) and Thursday, April 15 (10:30 am-12:00 pm, Eastern)
Additional session, if necessary: Thursday, April 29 (10:30-12:00, Eastern)
Final Face-to-Face Meeting – Monday-Wednesday, June 28-30, 2021, Indianapolis, Indiana
Directions to apply to a Wabash Center Digital Salon
Select: Digital Salon
Select: *Name of Preferred Salon*
I. Contact Information Form & Agreement to Policy on Full Participants
1. An introductory letter that describes the challenges and opportunities at your institution regarding your teaching, scholarship, and/or service (200 words).
2. Describe a significant teaching moment wherein your identity impacted your pedagogy (300 words.)
3. Academic CV (4 page limit)
July 15, 2020
Questions about the Salons?
Dr. Paul O. Myhre
Senior Associate Director