We have organized an hour to provide you with the opportunity to focus your attention away from “business as usual” and instead be able to share and listen to experiences of undergraduates, graduates, post-doctorates, and faculty discussing systemic racism and injustices.
CIRTL@UCLA #ShutDownAcademia Discussion Hour
Wednesday June 10th, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
We would like to welcome Dr. Rachel Kennison to her new position as the Interim Executive Director of CEILS. Please follow the link to see the announcement from Life Science Dean Victoria Sork about Rachel’s appointment and about the current Director, Dr. Erin Sanders-O’Leary, and her dedication and contributions to CEILS and excellenence in higher education
During these unprecedented and stressful times, we urge you to embrace an attitude of empathy, understanding, and flexibility with your students, your TAs, and UCLA staff and administration as we work together to best support our community in the context of both recent and ongoing protests against racism and police brutality as well as adjustments to remote teaching during a pandemic. Please be equitable with your grading practices and consider what alternatives you might provide, flexible in your scheduling of assignments and live zoom sessions, and invest extra time communicating with your students. The following featured resources provide strategies and guidance on these topics.
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