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Fall 2018 Faculty Ideation Circle

Ideation Circles: What are they?

A small group of faculty or staff from any area of the college who come together for at least a semester to discuss a teaching and learning topic that they can delve deeply into during group discussions. Ideation Circles can be around a book, a problem, a project, or simply a topic of interest that will generate conversation, reflection, and build community.

Faculty Cultural Introspection Ideation Circle

Cultural Introspection is a self-examination of the cultural, familial, and community influences on personal values. (Chávez & Longerbeam, 2016)

MCC faculty (residential, adjunct, OYO/OSO) are invited to engage with cultural introspection for teaching across cultures to understand the role of our personal cultural influences in our pedagogical choices, interactions with students, and judgements about values, priorities, and student behaviors.

Faculty participants will read and discuss the book Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Indivduated  Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching.

KICK-OFF DATES (Choose 1): 8/30 3-4:00PM • 9/4 3-4:00PM • 9/5 1-2:00PM

Location: CTL AS160

Discussion Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9/27, 10/9, 10/25, 11/6, 11/29 and 12/6 • 3-4:00PM

Learn More: Faculty Cultural Introspection