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Pedagogy Circle Meeting – Towards Inclusive Curricula

March 11, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Towards Inclusive Curricula


At this meeting we expect to share ideas on how to create more inclusive curricula for PNW – a project that raises at least three questions:

  • In what ways do we currently exclude diversity and how does this harm students?
  • Which disciplines lend themselves better to more inclusive curricula?
  • How do we move towards more inclusive curricula?

As historical products, curricula always stand in need of updating and reform. Our current curricula are a legacy of colonialism. In many disciplines we exclude authors of color and texts from the nonwestern world. Above all, we exclude nonwestern methods and forms of knowledge. How do we resolve this problem? How do we decolonize our curricula? By adding other cultural experiences? Or, by adding universal perspectives that transcend all cultures? While recognizing that not all disciplines lend themselves to more inclusive curricula, how do we move towards higher standards of diversity? By adding more authors of color, texts from the nonwestern world, etc.?

Join us at the Spring 2021 Pedagogy Circle meeting (virtual) to discuss these questions and share your ideas and experiences.


Co-sponsored by the Dept. of History and Philosophy and the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Pedagogy Circle is a forum where faculty gather to discuss what they love most – issues and problems relevant to teaching practices. Participants bring valuable insights and input to these meetings, but also benefit – through discussion, shared teaching tips, etc.

For more information visit the Pedagogy Circle webpage.


Offered virtually via Zoom (Register to receive Zoom link)


This forum is open to all faculty. In-coming faculty who are new to teaching are especially welcome, as are LTLs and CLs.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.