Indigenous Scholar in Residence
FLC will host a nationally known scholar of Native American or Indigenous Studies each semester. The scholar will teach one course on a topic related to literacies, inclusion, and/or transit, conduct monthly discussions/workshops for faculty, and give one lecture open to all students, faculty, staff, and the public. This scholar will serve as a role model for the grounding philosophies of the LIT Project as well as an expert in one or more of the areas.
Faculty workshops on inclusive pedagogy
FLC will host a workshop leader to facilitate curricular revisions supporting diversity and inclusion, with the aim of creating curricula and pedagogical practices that reflect the racially and ethnically student population that FLC serves. Each year different faculty members will receive stipends to participate in workshops, modify their curriculum, and pilot their curriculum the following semester. Additionally, FLC will develop a diversity requirement within the general education curriculum including theme-based paths that reflect the LIT program.
These workshops will specifically engage faculty in the idea of transit(ion). As they start to understand their curriculum and classroom from the student's perspective, and as they embrace new strategies to address a multicultural student population, they will be asked to alter what they do.
Embracing transitional moments
Infrastructure and culture are integral components to the LIT Project's success. To this end, FLC is committed to the following:
- Altering workplace environments to address changing needs
- Identifying and engaging implicit bias
- Navigating difficult discussions and personal interactions
- Collaborating and designing solutions with a focus on diversity and inclusion
- Communicating for multiple audiences and engaging multiple perspectives
- Embracing learning and inquiry as continuous processes
- Empowering others through conscious choice
Undergraduate research in the humanities
By the end of the project the majority of campus will be engaged in undergraduate research, which is critical to academic success for underserved minority students. FLC will encourage:
- Faculty mentorship
- Students developing projects, presentations, and publications.
- Interdisciplinary research addressing diversity, inclusion, and change
- Oral history projects, digital recordings, and philosophy
- Collaboration and self-reflection