What Did You Do on Your Sabbatical?

By sfrye
November 13th, 2022 - 1:24pm

What Did You Do on Your Sabbatical?
Susan Rahman and Nancy Willet
Moderated by Paul Cheney

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
12:40pm to 1:30pm
Fusselman Hall, Room 110

Come join us to learn about fascinating projects done by COM instructors Susan Rahman and Nancy Willet during their recent sabbaticals. Paul Cheney, who is embarking on his own sabbatical soon, will moderate the discussion. Everyone welcome: students, staff, and faculty! Let’s celebrate the work of these extraordinary COM treasures! 

Sociology and Behavioral Science Instructor Susan Rahman will report on two Open Education Resources that she created:

  • A People’s History of Structural Racism in Academia: From A(dministration of Justice) to Z(oology)is a primer for educators or others who want to unpack the ways in which the institution of higher education is shaped by structural racism. We cannot change what we do not acknowledge, and the purpose of this reader is to shine a light in pursuit of change.
  • Sexuality, the Self, and Societyis a human sexuality textbook that seeks to empower students to feel great about themselves and help them learn about a topic that is often shrouded in shame. Both projects were collaborations with students and are meant to address gaps in the OER offerings.

Business Instructor Nancy Willet’s sabbatical presentation is entitled#SAS129_17UNGOALS or Around the World (sort of) in 106 Days. The purpose of her Spring ’22 sabbatical was “independent study and travel to research means to include global competence in business curriculum so students acquire the KSAs to participate and thrive in the global economy.” She will discuss how traveling the world on board a floating university during a global pandemic with a war breaking out was probably not good planning but certainly provided for unforeseen adventure, heightened comradery and a tall tale or two!

This event is eligible for Flex credit.

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