Curriculum Committee

Template for Winter Retreat Progress Report Out 2021

January 29, 2021

Committee Name: Curriculum Committee

Committee Members: list all, even if they were not at the retreat

Ellen Smith, Chair, Russ Portier, Angela Willits, Audrey Conn, Belinda Velazquez, Emmy Roper, Jacquie Bogess, Kelly Forman, Lara Gerassi, Laura Dresser, Marissa Abbott, Rowan Strange, Tally Moses, Tracy Schroepfer

Strategic Plan Goal(s) written out and identified as either Goal 1, 2 or 3

Goal 3:  Equip our students, staff, faculty, alumni, and social work community partners to be social justice leaders who can address diversity, equity, and inclusion in their lives and careers.

Action items specific to the goal:

Engage teaching faculty in activities and trainings to improve approaches to equity and inclusion in the classroom.

In all classes, include more readings and assignments that engage students in anti-oppressive ideas and practice.

Progress

  • list information noted on retreat document in bullet form to be clear and concise
    • Developed a subcommittee to draft a competency on anti-oppressive practice and to draft a syllabus review checklist.
  • if noted, include information on planned collaboration with others
    • Partner with the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion to offer teaching professional development opportunities such as lunch and learns.

 

  • if noted, include plans moving forward
    • Present draft anti-oppressive practice competency to curriculum committee for recommended adoption in both generalist and advanced generalist curriculum.
    • Discuss and Develop a Peer review process for syllabi/thought partner using the checklist and with a lens of anti oppressive practice and anti racism.
    • Present new competency to Faculty for vote on adoption into curriculum
    • Eventually develop evaluation items for the CAPE to assess knowledge acquisition and progress on student learning outcomes.
    • Partner with the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion to offer teaching professional development opportunities such as lunch and learns.
  • if noted, include the groups communication message as one of the bullet points

Developing a competency will create an expectation that students will have course content on anti oppressive practice and will give us behavioral anchors to measure success in both the curriculum and in student outcomes.