How do Harvard students identify, and how do their identities intersect with power dynamics in the classroom? This workshop, led by the Bok Center’s Undergraduate Pedagogy Fellows (UPFs), provides an introduction to power and identity in the classroom, with the goal of building understanding around who Harvard students are and the dynamics and experiences that impact their learning. Sharing statistics and stories, we will explore low socioeconomic status as a case-study: how can low socioeconomic status interact with academic norms to affect students’ performance, engagement with material and section, and attendance? The UPFs will leave attendees with student-sourced suggestions for proactively improving access and inclusivity in classroom environments, in addition to thoughts and questions for ongoing reflection.
This popular workshop has run 28 times for 357 graduate students in 10 departments across campus; we are excited to offer the workshop for a faculty audience at the Bok Center this April.
3/10/2020- This workshop has been cancelled. Due to University guidelines around COVID-19 prevention, we have cancelled this workshop out of an abundance of caution. We look forward to seeing you at future events, and thank you for your interest in Bok programming.