CFD Event: Approaches to Teaching Race

Talking About Race and Racism: A Talk and Interactive Workshop
Dr. Terrell Strayhorn
Thursday, Oct. 13th, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Faculty Lounge

Using a blend of trend data, research findings, and “real life” anecdotes, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Professor & Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University will address the importance of talking about race and racism in higher education and college classrooms across disciplines. Specifically, this session was designed with several major goals in mind, including:

  • Defining what race is and what it’s not
  • Defining racism and its impact of society, even college campuses
  • Highlighting major race-based campus crises in recent past
  • Highlighting major events (e.g., Hurricane Katrina) and the role that race/racism played
  • Explaining how “talking” is a pedagogical approach or tool for college educators
  • Outlining the power of TALK as a strategy
  • 5 Things College Instructors should Know about “Talking about Race/Racism”
  • Q&A

Dr. Strayhorn is Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise at The Ohio State University, where he is also Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Studies within the College of Education and Human Ecology. Strayhorn is faculty affiliate in the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, the Criminal Justice Research Center, and Penn GSE Center for MSIs. He has faculty appointments in the Ohio State John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Department of African American and African Studies, and Education Policy, Engineering Education, and Sexuality Studies programs.  An acclaimed higher education researcher and policy analyst, Strayhorn has authored 8 books and monographs including The Evolving Challenges of Black College Students (Stylus Publishing, 2010), College Students’ Sense of Belonging (Routledge, 2012), and Theoretical Frameworks in College Student Research (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013); over 50 book chapters; and more than 100 refereed journal articles, reviews, and scientific reports. [source:]


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