Antiracist Teaching Cohort to Launch in January

Resisting racism, facilitating change, and walking an inclusive antiracist path requires commitment to look at one’s practices and examine possible silences. This is work best taken on with those that can challenge and support one other as we imagine and work towards a more just world. 

 A new pilot program is launching in J-term of 2022 to provide an opportunity to create a cohort of professors who will teach First Year Seminars during the Academic Year 2022-2023. The goal is to learn together with colleagues across the college as we continue to build an antiracist community.

 Cohort participants will:

  1. Attend a J-term professional development course focused on identifying best practices in antiracist pedagogies.  This will be held January 10-14 on  Middlebury’s Campus.  
  2. Commit to sharing their learning with their home departments and programs.
  3. Commit to participating in a cohort-created public sharing of our work.  
  4. Attend monthly meetings during the Fall of 2022 where faculty can share challenges they are encountering and brainstorm solutions. 

The 2022-2023 FYSE Antiracist Teaching Cohort includes:

Michael Sheridan (Anthropology)

Greg Pask (Biology)

Erin Eggleston (Biology)

Jason Mittell (Film and Media Culture)

Natalie Epplesheimer (German)

Stacey Cassarino (First Year Seminar/English)

Elsa Mendoza (History)

David Miranda Hardy (Film and Media Culture)

Tanya Byker (Economics)

Obie Porteous (Economics)

Craig Maravich (Beyond the Page)

Nikolina Dobreva (Film and Media Culture)