Decolonizing the Curriculum: Our Pathway to Inclusive Excellence

Mar 02, 2022

Decolonizing the Curriculum: Our Pathway to Inclusive Excellence

In response to the university’s commitment to social justice and inclusion, The Anti-racism and Equity Coalition offered Barry University faculty and staff: Decolonizing the Curriculum: Our Pathway to Inclusive Excellence. This four-part series is designed to enhance knowledge and create an environment where opinions are respected and exchanged in ways that promote critical thinking, advance global perspectives, and create a community that challenges oppressive systems.


February 4, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Part I: Living Out Our Value of Equity (LOVE) in Service to Students

Facilitated by Marisol Morales, Ed.D. Executive Director, Carnegie Elective Classifications Central Office

Learn about intentionally supporting BIPOC and minoritized students through concepts such as LOVE, Return on Equity, and Prism of Liberatory Engagement. Explore the importance of representation, role models, and positive faculty interaction on campus.


 March 18, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Part II: What is Decolonial Thinking and How Does it Affect Universities?

Facilitated by Carlos Mendoza-Álvarez, OP, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, Boston College

Gain an understanding of decolonization theory and why universities should progressively move towards including various forms of intellectual discourse. Consider Dominican contributions to and perspectives on the project of decolonization.


March 30, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Part III: Orienting Campus-Community Engagement Towards Reparations

Facilitated by John Saltmarsh, Ph.D., Distinguished Engaged Scholar in Residence, Swearer Center, Brown University & Professor of Higher Education, UMASS Boston
Timothy K. Eatman, Ph.D., Inaugural Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community & Professor of Urban Education, Rutgers University-Newark
April Khadijah Inniss, MD, MSc, Director of Community Engaged Research, King Boston

Reflect on how we examine and address issues of power, politics, privilege, identity, and implication through community engagement. Consider the role and responsibility of institutions of higher education in reckoning with the legacies of anti-Black racism and white supremacy on campus and in the local community. 


April 22, 2022 | 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Part IV: Inclusive Teaching: From Theory to Practice

Facilitated by Jennifer Frederick, Ph.D., Executive Director, Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

Reflect on how inclusive teaching practices translate from broader institutional initiatives to the immediate classroom setting. Gain concrete tools to foster an inclusive learning environment. Explore the curriculum design process, including syllabus construction, the pre-course experience, learning activities, selection of texts, and assessment.

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