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Center for Leadership, Teaching and Learning (CLTL)

Racial Justice Teaching Challenge

Winston Grady-Willis, professor and director of Black Studies, and Beck Krefting, professor in American Studies and CLTL director, are excited to announce the continuation of the Racial Justice Teaching Challenge (RJTC), in tandem with the “Africana Studies and the Humanities at Skidmore: Transnational Explorations of Social Justice” grant from the Mellon Foundation. When folks participated in the RJTC during spring 2021, we had 95 courses (12% of all curricular offerings), and in fall 2021 we had 112 courses (14% of all curricular offerings).  Here’s a list. These numbers represent an incredible level of participation, and we hope to increase those numbers in coming years.

For the most part, the RJTC moving forward is consistent with prior iterations. In addition to documenting courses, we would like to invite those professional staff working on projects or initiatives that fulfill the criteria to add their names and projects to our list. Staff members in a variety of offices are educating students and each other, and we would like to capture and document that work as part of the RJTC.