Diversity Across the Curriculum: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education by Jerome BrancheDiversity Across the Curriculum: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education by Jerome Branche

Diversity Across the Curriculum: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education

EditorJerome Branche, John Mullennix, Ellen R. Cohn

Hardcover | June 4, 2007

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This practical guide will empower even the busiest faculty members to create culturally inclusive courses and learning environments. In a collection of more than 50 vignettes, exceptional teachers from a wide range of academic disciplines—health sciences, humanities, sciences, and social sciences—describe how they actively incorporate diversity into their teaching. Different strategies discussed include a role-model approach, creating a safe space in the classroom, and the cultural competency model. Written for teaching faculty in all disciplines of higher education, this book offers practical guidance on culturally inclusive course design, syllabus construction, textbook selection, and assessment strategies. In addition, examples of diversity initiatives are detailed at six institutions: Duquesne University, Emerson College, St. Louis Community College, University of Connecticut, University of Maryland University College, and University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. This book also contains an overview of the following areas:
  • Diversity as an integral component of college curricula
  • Structuring diversity-accessible courses
  • Practices that facilitate diversity across the curriculum
  • Diversity and disciplinary practices
Title:Diversity Across the Curriculum: A Guide for Faculty in Higher EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.1 × 6.2 × 1 inPublished:June 4, 2007Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

About the Editors v

About the Contributors vii

Part I: Introduction

1 An Overview
John W. Mullennix 2

2 Barriers to Diversity
Jerome Branche 5

3 Diversity as an Integral Component of College Curricula
Ellen R. Cohn John W. Mullennix 11

4 Faculty Members as Architects: Structuring Diversity-Accessible Courses
Ellen R. Cohn John W. Gareis 18

5 Practices That Facilitate Diversity Across the Curriculum: Inclusive Classroom Assessment
Barbara A. Frey 23

6 Diversity and Disciplinary Practices
Jean Ferguson Carr 30

Part II: Diversity Initiatives at Six Institutions

7 Multiculturalism and Diversity: One Institution's Cultural Journey
Jaime P. Munoz Laurel Willingham-McLain 40

8 Diversity Initiatives in an Online University
Helen Bond 48

9 "The City in Transition": A Multiyear Thematic Initiative at an Urban Institution
David Bogen 52

10 Diversity Initiatives at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Lynne Degitz 55

11 Diversity Initiatives at St. Louis Community College
Diane Pisacreta 58

12 Institutional Diversity Initiatives: Theory and Practice
Xae Alicia Reyes 63

Part III: Humanities

13 Introducing Gender and Race Into the Curriculum of Medieval Italian Studies
Dennis Looney 70

14 Black German Studies: Curriculum Initiatives for Diversity in German Studies
Sarah McGaughey 75

15 Afro-Hispanic Studies and Implications for Diversity in the Spanish Curriculum
James Davis 81

16 Diversity and Discipline: Approaching French Literary Studies
Roberta Hatcher 88

17 Keeping Up With Current Demographic Changes: Responsive Course Content in Foreign Language Departments
Flore Zephir 94

18 Diversity in the Linguistics Classroom
Shelome Gooden 102

19 Latin American Film and Culture
Maria Cristina Saavedra 107

20 Reframing the Reference: Diversity in Modern Design Culture
Linda Lindroth 113

21 Introduction to Dance
Susan Gillis Kruman 118

Part IV: Health Sciences

22 Diversity Curricula in Medical Education
Jeannette E. South-Paul 124

23 Diversifying Medical Ethics
Anita Silvers 130

24 Transforming a Public Health Curriculum for the 21st Century
Martha Ann Terry Robert M. Goodman Ravi K. Sharma Kenneth J. Jaros 136

25 Dialogues on Diversity in Speech-Language Pathology: Not a Job for the Faint of Heart
Shelly S. Chabon Dorian Lee-Wilkerson 145

26 Cultural Diversity as More Than a Lecture Topic: Bridging the Divide Between School and Real Life
Kris English 158

27 Preparing Culturally Responsive Practitioners in Occupational Therapy
Jaime P. Munoz 163

28 Threading Diversity Through an Occupational Therapy Curriculum
Denise Chisholm 170

29 Enhancing Multicultural Education in Rehabilitation Counseling
Michael Pramuka 175

30 Enhancing Diversity Appreciation in a Nursing Degree Completion Curriculum
Lisa Marie Bernardo Susan A. Albrecht 180

31 Enhancing Diversity Training and Culturally Responsive Caring in the First Year of the Pharmacy Curriculum
Gary P. Stoehr Teresa E. Donegan 185

32 Training Dentists to Meet the Needs of a Multicultural Society
Deborah E. Polk Richard W. Rubin 192

33 Guidelines for Disability Diversity
Katherine D. Seelman 197

34 Enhancing Interdisciplinary Communication: Electronic Health Record Technology for Health and Rehabilitation Students
Valerie J. M. Watzlaf Mindy L. Columbus 200

Part V: Natural and Social Sciences

35 Diversity Across the Curriculum: Teaching the Business Case for Diversity
Audrey J. Murrell Raymond Jones 208

36 Introducing Students to Islam and The Qur'an
Jack Meacham 213

37 On Diversity and the Teaching of Religions in India
Fred W. Clothey 219

38 Teaching Diversity for Social Change
Kathryn Russell 223

39 Diversifying a Political Science Core Class: American Political Process
Reinhard Heinisch 231

40 Designing an Advanced Course in Cross-Cultural Psychology
Dereece Smither 236

41 Incorporating Diversity Into a History of Psychology Course
John W. Mullennix 241

42 Cultural Diversity and the Public Speaking Course
John W. Gareis Ellen R. Cohn 247

43 "But That's Not How My Family Does It!" Reducing the "Weird!" of Cultural Difference in Family Communication
Lorin Basden Arnold 253

44 Infusing Diversity Into an Introductory Communication Course
John W. Gareis Ellen R. Cohn Janet Skupien 259

45 Teaching "Experiential" Intercultural Communication at an Ethnically and Culturally Homogeneous University
Ako Inuzuka 268

46 Diversity-Focused Service-Learning in General Studies and Cultural Studies Classes
Meredith Guthrie 273

47 Recognizing Student Diversity in Political Communication Classes: A Simple, Effective Approach
Gerald R. Shuster 280

48 Learning by Teaching: African-American Students Teaching Black Studies
Monica Frolander-Ulf 285

49 Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Science Classroom
Lydia B. Daniels 293

50 Integrating Diversity and Multicultural Education Into a Digital Library Course
Daqing He 298

51 Teaching Computer Skills Using Peer Tutoring
Dan P. Dewey 303

52 WISE Women: Women in Science and Engineering
Bonnie Shulman 308

Index 315