Campus Discussion: Belonging and Equity Through Inclusive Course Content

Headshot Primrose Igonor

Headshot of Primrose Igonor in a blue shirt and white short sleaved sweater with a blue grey background.

On Thursday, September 22, the Ottenheimer Library and Academy of Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) will host two events, Belonging and Equity Through Inclusive Content Lunch and Learn and Campus Discussion. Anyone curious about inclusive teaching, learning, and student success will want to attend.

Primrose Igonor will facilitate a campus discussion, Belonging and Equity Through Inclusive Course Content, from 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. in the Ottenheimer Library Collaborative Learning Classroom, Room 100A and via Zoom. This opportunity is designed to explore practical and intentional ways our campus can create a sense of belonging and foster critical thinking through inclusive course content. This opportunity will  also provide an opportunity to hear faculty voices. Hopefully, this will jumpstart a peer-led, peer review process (or any effective approach) for increasing a sense of belonging among students and, in turn, improve student learning and engagement at UA Little Rock. It is easy to sign-up and there will be cupcakes, coffee, tea, and water for participants.

We also highly recommend you attend Igonor’s one-hour ATLE Lunch and Learn presentation, Belonging and Equity Through Inclusive Course Content, at 12:30 p.m. in the Ottenheimer Library, Room 535. It is easy to sign-up and a buffet lunch will begin at 12:15 p.m.

On behalf of Ottenheimer Library and ATLE, we are excited to engage with you. Please join us for this meaningful day whether you can join for a short while, one or both sessions, or in person or via Zoom.

As our education systems become increasingly diverse, “diverse” students should see themselves reflected in course content as this may lead to greater persistence, retention, and overall student success. The main outcome of this session is to provide practical ways in which attendees can promote diversity and inclusion through their course content and feel confident doing so. Hopefully, this will lead to students engaging in more critical thinking and being able to view various topics from multiple perspectives.

Speaker Information
Primrose Igonor was born in Uganda. She was raised in South Africa, where she qualified as a Clinical Psychologist. Primrose has lived and worked in South Africa, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Canada. She is currently psychology faculty and director of Connections Center/Belonging and Equity at Marion Technical College in Marion, OH. Primrose is passionate about diversity issues and community building. She is married and has two wonderful sons. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, gardening and attending art and music festivals.

Louise L. Lowe, Student Success Coordinator, Ottenheimer Library
JB Hill, Dean, Ottenheimer Library
Tom Tudor, Professor of Management
Co-Director of the Academy of Teaching and Learning Excellence

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