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Multicultural Curriculum Transformation & Research Institute

MCTRI

Date:  May 21-25, 2018
Place: Undergraduate Academic Center, Room 474,Texas State University
Time:  8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

 

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Faculty from all colleges and departments are invited to attend the annual Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute. The Institute is a week long experience that focuses on enriching curriculum by re-envisioning goals, content, teaching strategies, assessment, and classroom interactions with a multicultural lens. 


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Testimonials


“It has been so enlightening!” --Barbara Pevoto, Ph.D.
Occupational Education Department |College of Applied Arts


I’m SO glad I had the chance to participate as I know it will make me a better teacher and gives guidance/direction to the perspectives that I’ve preached/taught/felt all of my professional life.--Kevin Jetton
Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis | McCoy College of Business of Administration


“It has been one of the most useful things I have spent time on while at Texas State in terms of direct application skills as well as in its university-wide community building.”
--Emily Summers, Ph. D.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education


“I have recommended that we send someone every year.” --Maurice Johnson, Ph.D.
Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation | College of Education


"It’s been quite a wonderfully challenging undertaking, full of multicultural curriculum issues day to day." --Nadine Mozon
College of Fine Arts


"I was delighted by this experience. I was able to successfully transform my syllabus, and the session I attended also let me interact with teachers from various disciplines. On any issue I was able to hear a variety of perspectives, and I came away from my session convinced there are plenty of committed teachers at Texas State." --Morris Nelms
Department of Music | College of Fine Arts & Communication


“The Institute helped to solidify my commitment to an inclusive pedagogical approach and taught me essential skills in course design, assessment and evaluation, all of which have been invaluable in strengthening my course, communicating the content more effectively, and creating a more meaningful classroom experience for both my students and me.” --Philippa Strelitz, Ph.D.
School of Health Professions | College of Health Professions


“My research interests include language issues in multicultural/multi-linguistic populations and the courses I teach have a natural tendency toward topics in this area.  However, while attending the MC Institute, I found that I can infuse multiculturalism into an entire course instead of brief sections, as I have done in the past.  I benefited most from the MC Institute through expanding my views on how to present information to students in the most effective ways, particularly by acknowledging and allowing for different learning styles, as well as through widening my perception of multiculturalism. The course that I transformed is essentially 100% multicultural content/perspective because of what I learned in the Institute.  Many thanks for the excellent course!” --Frances Burns, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Disorders | College of Health Professions


 

 

I found the institute experience to be enjoyable and enlightening (and I was delighted to meet some people from other departments that I otherwise would never have met, most likely). --Roger Jones
College of Liberal Arts


"I was surprised how easy it was to make my courses more diverse and have continued to use many of the ideas from the institute in my teaching, including in a quantum mechanics class.  Participating in the institute allowed me to see many more cultural connections in my research and teaching life." --Heather Galloway
College of Science


"Thanks for a wonderfully stimulating and fulfilling institute! Besides needing to put some serious time and energy into changing my course, I was ready to be a “student” again so I could get my creative juices flowing.  The experience really helped me enhance my teaching strategies." --Carol Dochen, Ph.D
Department of SLAC | University College


"Thanks Dr. Mayo for putting together some great motivators and providing the examples that will motivate all of us to be better than we were yesterday." --Robert Ellison, MAcy
McCoy College of Business Administration


"Thanks all for a really enlightening/inspiring week.....really enjoyed the discussions." --Andrew Nance
College of Applied Arts


"It was great...to get a view of how people from other disciplines approach teaching." --Deborah Harris, Ph.D
Department of Sociology | College of Liberal Arts


"I just wanted to say thank you for such a great week at the Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute! I had such a wonderful experience and attribute that in large part to you all." --Keila Tyner, Ph.D
College of Applied Arts