|UO African American Workshop and Lecture Series
The Science of a Diverse Community- Professor Claude Steele
Friday February 2
Lunch served at 12:00; Lecture at 12:15 Law School Room 175
Steele will speak on “The Science of Diverse Community.” He will take on the challenges that students face and encourage us to create a diverse community where students feel comfortable, where they are able to take advantage of opportunities without concern for their identity and without their identity being a burden of their experience as students. Steele will also address his groundbreaking social psychology research on stereotype threats. He will focus on defining the challenges, and offer general but practical principles of solutions, as well as specific tactics that people can use both as individuals and through institutions to make our diverse communities work. “I’ll be making the argument that we know a lot in science that can be of use to us…It’s uplifting, actually. There are real, concrete ways to address the challenge, many may have not have heard of before.” Steele will also speak and do workshops with small groups across campus during his visit.
Building Diverse Community in the Classroom: Professor Claude Steele
Friday, Feb, 2
2:30-4:00pm, Price Science Commons Visualization Lab, Room B006
During this open-format workshop and classroom strategy session, Professor Steele will help us think about how his research can inform teaching choices. How can we develop more inclusive classes across the curriculum? What new pressures does he see impacting the classroom during a time of national political division and turbulence, and how can we prepare students to engage each other both openly and respectfully? How can courses that meet UO’s multicultural requirement play a role for developing the skill set of the campus community?