These are trying times to be standing in the front of classrooms. The election and the increasing polarization of the American public create a space in which it can be difficult to engage complex issues without running into partisan divides. Our students will face heightened challenges in dealing with political issues moving forward, and the election has made it difficult to disagree without being disagreeable. How do professors tune out the “noise” of partisan rancor and focus on their craft of educating future citizens?
To answer this question, we’ve assembled a panel of professors from the School of Diplomacy and International Relations and the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of them will be sharing their own experiences of how they have tried to not only cover the subject matter of their respective disciplines but also teach future citizens.
This panel will be held on Monday April 10, 10:30-12:00, in the Faculty Lounge (top floor of the University Center). Presenters include:
Leslie Bunnage, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Martin Edwards, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Matt Hale, Department of Political Science
Roseanne Mirabella, Department of Political Science
Rob Pallitto, Department of Political Science