Reminder: Register by January 5 for the Creative Discovery Fellows Winter Institute

January 5, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The American Cultures Center invites you to attend the Creative Discovery Fellows (CDF) 2021 Winter Institute. Since 2018, the CDF program has supported instructors in developing creative design assignments, assignments which are intentionally built to support faculty and students in ways that are adaptive, equity-oriented, and foster anti-racism.

In the CDF Winter Institute, participants will develop actionable strategies that build anti-racist and equity-based education. In conversation with CDF faculty, staff and students, the Winter Institute will assess how within the current condition of remote instruction and the devastating effects of the pandemic, we can intentionally structure the classroom, its subject content, relationship dynamics, communication formats and approaches to assignment design, to mobilize the classroom as a place of anti-racism learning.

Over two half-day workshops (January 12 and 13, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.), you are invited to:

  • Engage with the principles of anti-racism pedagogy through community building practices and activities.
  • Prepare to implement anti-racism pedagogies into your Spring 2021 course by workshopping four interventions: syllabus design, course design, assessment practices, and student resources.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 5 by 5:00 p.m. Visit the American Cultures Center website for more information and to fill out the RSVP form. Questions may be addressed to Victoria Robinson, AC Program Director, at

We encourage your participation and thank you for the significant efforts being made to support our students and each other in these difficult times.

Warm regards,

Catherine P. Koshland
Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

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