Rider Teaching Institute

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Rider Teaching Institute
May 21-23, 2019

Lynch Adler Hall, Room 202

Purpose of the Program
The Rider Teaching Institute is designed to foster a learning-centered culture that values and supports excellence in teaching, educational scholarship, and lifelong learning. The Rider Teaching Institute will be a combination of larger discussions of teaching and learning combined with practical applications and experiences that will directly transfer to classroom settings.

The Rider Teaching and Learning Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Juan Carlos Garibay, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Virginia (UVA) will be our keynote speaker at the 2019 Rider Teaching Institute. Dr. Garibay's keynote will discuss some of the challenges associated with diversity in the classroom, ways faculty members can meet the needs of diverse students responsibly, and strategies to create a classroom environment where all students feel safe, valued and respected.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

  • Welcome Remarks and Provost Update (DonnaJean Fredeen)
  • Keynote: Is My Classroom Liberatory or Oppressive? The Necessity of Interrogating and (Re)training Ourselves to Responsibly Serve Marginalized Students (Presenter: Juan Carlos Garibay)
  • Using Pedagogy to Develop Students' Agency, Community, and Critical Consciousness (Presenter: Juan Carlos Garibay)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

  • Student Identity and Culture: The Lived Experiences of Rider Students (Moderator: Cindy Threatt and Panelists: Nick Barbati, Barbara Blandford, Stephanie Jacobs, Dana Lopes, Pamela Pruitt, and Susan Stahley)
  • The Shared Read: "The Poisoned City" in the Classroom (Presenters: Dan Druckenbrod, Joshua Stratton, Libby Newman, Laurel Harris, Victor Thompson, and Jonathan Yavelow)
  • Teaching and Engaging Generation Z (iGen) Students at Rider (Presenter: Heeyoung Kim)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

  • Students of Color at Rider: Experience & Perspective (Presenters: Angelica Benitez & Cindy Threatt)
  • White Professors, Students of Color: Tracking Power and Privilege in the Classroom (Presenter: Justin Burton)
  • If you have any questions, please contact the TLC at 609-896-5333 or [email protected].

About the speaker

Juan C. GaribayDr. Juan C. Garibay is a leading scholarly expert on the integration of social justice perspectives in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and racial climate in higher education. He is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education program at the University of Virginia (UVA) and a Faculty Affiliate at the UVA Center for Race and Public Education in the South. Prior to joining UVA, he worked with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Higher Education Research Institute, Center for the Study of Inequality, and Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. His research has been published in numerous high-impact scholarly journals and include, "STEM students' social agency and views on working for social change" (Journal of Research in Science Teaching), "Racially inclusive climates within degree programs and increasing student of color enrollment: An examination of environmental/sustainability programs" (Journal of Diversity in Higher Education), "Campus racial incidents, hate crimes, and white male and female students' racial attitudes" (Journal of Higher Education), and "Layers of influence: Exploring institutional and state-level effects on college student views toward access to public education for undocumented immigrants" (Research in Higher Education).


For the listing of previous events along with any presentations materials that were provided by the presenters, please visit the Canvas site.