Inviting Students to Bring Themselves to Class:: Connecting Learning and Lived Experiences

Panel Discussion | March 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Kim Voss, Professor; Associate Dean, Graduate Division, Department of Sociology, University of California Berkeley; Tamara Roberts, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, Department of Music, University of California Berkeley; Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California Berkeley

 Tsu-jae Liu, Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning; TSMC Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley

 Academic Innovation Studio, American Cultures, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Teaching and Learning, Division of Equity and Inclusion

In higher education, we want learning to be relevant to students’ lives, but how often do we explicitly incorporate students’ lives--who they are, what they know, where they come from--into our teaching and research? How do we take an asset-based approach, drawing upon the diversity of Berkeley's student population as well as our own subject matter expertise, to create a richer learning experience for everyone? What does this look like across different disciplines and what's at stake?

Come hear a distinguished panel of Berkeley faculty share strategies and insights, then join in the discussion.

Light refreshments will be provided. Audience members are welcome to bring their lunch. Note: Registration is not required, but it helps us know how many people to expect.

 Faculty

 Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

 light refreshments will be served.

 ais@berkeley.edu, 510-664-4253