Learn how inclusive language and classroom practices impact belonging and success in a special event hosted by the Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) and the Inclusive Language and Classroom Practices Faculty Interest Group (FIG) on Friday, December 9.
The event features a keynote presented by Dr. Alain Sykes, dean of equity and social impact at the Drew School. Dr. Sykes will share her knowledge and experience of how inclusive language and classroom practices impact belonging and success.
Inclusive Language and Classroom Practices Faculty Interest Group Keynote: Dr. Alain Sykes
Date: Friday, December 9
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: ACC Highland Campus, Building 2000, Room 1550
The event also will be livestreamed HERE.
About the Keynote Speaker
Dr. Sykes became interested in social justice through the encouragement and modeling of her parents and teachers. She taught social science and literature for over 15 years at schools in the United States and abroad. Dr. Sykes’ formal leadership roles have included department chair at the American Overseas School of Rome and the International School of Amsterdam, director of multiculturalism and inclusion at Chadwick School in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., and assistant head of school for academics at Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy in Kamuela, Hawaiʻi.
She has been published on the topics of multiracial identity, philosophy for children programs, and Muslim minority schools in Greece.
About Inclusive Language & Practices & Faculty Interest Groups
Inclusive language and practices in the classroom promote belonging, community building, inclusion, equity, diversity, justice, and the mission of ACC.
A FIG is a group of faculty within or across disciplines with a mutual interest in a subject applicable to teaching. The Inclusive Languages and Classroom Practices FIG is organized around developing practices that positively impact retention, persistence, engagement, access, and equity in the classroom.