Forum Friday: Watch Out for Blind Spots

Jul 24, 2020

Forum Blind Spot artThe pandemic has meant a fresh look at college curriculum. Kelly Matthews suggests that may not be such a bad thing in her latest Forum column.

"Many of us will use at least part of our downtime this summer to design, review, or revise the courses we are teaching next year. This process of revision can be an opportunity to see our work with new eyes and address blind spots in our approach to working with students.

I recently attended a faculty workshop on implicit bias led by a colleague in my university's math department. I was interested because I have been working to put diversity and inclusion front and center in all the courses I teach: literature courses as well as my English methods class for students preparing to work in middle or high schools."

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