Education & Educational Administration Faculty Publish Article
Dr. Papia Bawa (Department of Education and Human Development) and Dr. Diantha Watts (Department of Educational Administration) published an article in the Journal of Research Initiatives.
The article is titled, “How do they see me? Examining the experiences of faculty in the context of classroom whiteness factors.”
The article is the first in a forthcoming series that examines the impact of student-faculty dynamics on teaching and learning wellness. Using the experiences of six higher education faculty who teach predominantly white student classrooms, the researchers identified issues and recommendations with respect to their relationship with students in the context of contrasting backgrounds. The article presents discussions on a new paradigm of Contrasting Cultural Classroom Environment (CCCE).
Since faculty members are an integral part of the student learning process, there needs to be a dimension or paradigm that identifies and houses EDI concerns emanating from the experience of faculty members who are placed in contrasting classroom cultures. The stories shared by the participants indicated that there are definitive and negative consequences of being a faculty of color facing a predominantly White classroom. This problem appears to be esoteric, highlighting the need for robust and continual discussions handling the challenges such a phenomenon presents to any learning environment.
Bawa, P., & Watts, D (2023). How do they see me? Examining the experiences of faculty in the context of classroom whiteness factors. Journal of Research Initiatives, 7 (2) Article 3.https://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol7/iss2/3
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Posted: February 15, 2023