Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) goals have traditionally been seen as either an effort to be managed by the administration, or as something a faculty member could choose--or not--to focus on. In the twenty-first century, EDI goals are increasingly front and center across disciplines as educators prepare students for success in a diverse world. It is in this milieu, that this book was written. Each chapter in this book is designed for use by instructors and administrators in higher education who believe that the goals of EDI should be integrated into the classroom experience. The chapters are grouped around five central themes that challenge the structure of a traditional classroom in order to promote goals related to EDI: faculty collaboration, creative approaches to faculty and student resistance to EDI goals, institution-wide initiatives, community engagement, and the use of first-person autobiography and storytelling in the classroom.
About the Author
Stephanie Burrell Storms is an Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions at Fairfield University Sarah K. Donovan is a Professor of Philosophy at Wagner College and the Faculty Coordinator of the First Year Program. Theodora P. Williams is an Associate Professor Emerita of Human Resource Management at Marygrove College