Teaching Community College Men of Color

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This program is designed to enhance the preparedness of instructional faculty in the community college to facilitate teaching and learning among college men of color.

Across the nation, college leaders have become increasing concerned about outcome disparities among men who have been historically underrepresented and underserved in education, particularly men of color. Documented extensively among scholars, are the challenging in and out of class experiences that these men have with faculty.

Program Format

This fully online training program includes 5 modules, with learners engaging in both synchronous and asynchronous activities. Each module requires a 3 hour commitment (including lectures, discussion boards, readings, and virtual sessions).  Learners will have access to the training site for 30 days.

Who should enroll?

Individuals who will most benefit from this program include part-time and full-time instructional faculty in community colleges and those responsible for academic program administration (e.g., department chairs, deans, faculty leaders). In addition, university faculty who work with transfer students and high school teachers who educate men of color may also benefit from this program.

Program Modules

The program includes five-modules. During Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4, learners will view module presentations, engage in readings, and virtual discussions on teaching and learning strategies. Learners will be required to purchase the accompanying book Teaching Men of Color in the Community College: A Guidebook .  Learners will participate in a real-time video conference with Drs. Luke Wood and Frank Harris III to further explore how to connect course content with daily practice. See the course topics below:

  • Module 1 – Factors necessitating enhanced teaching and learning strategies for men of color
  • Module  2 – Theoretical and epistemological foundations for teaching men of color
  • Module 3 –  Building relationships with college men of color 
  • Module 4 – Teaching and learning strategies for instructional faculty 
  • Module 5 – *Virtual discussion*

*Virtual Discussions occur on select Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-5pm PST, detailed calendar available in training site

Program Faculty

Dr. Frank Harris III

Dr. J. Luke Wood 

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