Faculty Reflections

A Reflection on Tulsa 1921: Reporting a Massacre

Written by Saheli Nath, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Management —  This book is a fascinating work highlighting the contradictions between history and memory. In this book, Krehbiel describes the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 and discusses the antecedents and consequences of the tragic event that left somewhere around ~300 African Americans dead (estimates unknown and widely […]

Creating “Unpracticed Conversations Assignments” for Our Courses

by Laura Dumin, Ph.D., English —  I am hoping to teach George Takei’s “They Calles Us Enemy” this spring. It’s a graphic novel about the Japanese internment camps in America. My hope is that by looking at this moment in time we might begin to discuss what it meant to look Asian/be Asian at that […]

Non-Binary Lives Book Reflection Reveals Challenges

by Vanessa Bentley, Ph.D., Humanities and Philosophy —  I attended two out of three sessions for the Non-Binary Lives reading group led by Ed Cunliff in Spring 2021. I joined the reading group for professional and personal reasons. Professionally, as a gender studies scholar, I’m interested in inclusionary and intersectional accounts of gender, particularly from […]

Reflecting on “practice retrieval” by a business faculty member

by Anonymous Business faculty —  Something I am just now realizing, and appreciating, is that many of the speakers and books we are exposed to through 21CPI are saying the same things but in different words and examples, and methods. They are beginning to ‘transform’ me, so to speak, as they are incorporated into how […]

A Proposed Revision of the UCO Classroom Evaluation Process for Tenured and Nontenured Faculty

by John R. Wood, Associate professor, UCO¹ In this white paper, I would like to make a case for the University of Central Oklahoma to revise their classroom evaluation process for tenure and nontenure faculty. We need to address the need to change the classroom evaluation requirements for UCO tenure track and non-tenure-track faculty because […]

Identifying and Managing Unconscious Bias reflection

M. Suzanne Clinton, DBA, SPHR, UCO College of Business —  Overview and Reflection On April 28, 2020, from 1-2:30, I attended “Identifying and Managing Unconscious Bias” with Lt. Wayland Cubit.  Since I teach Principles of Management and Organization Behavior, I was quite familiar with the terms Lt. Cubit used, their definitions, and their role in […]

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

Written by Trevor Cox, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Adult Education and Safety Sciences –  Last year at the UCO Transformative Learning Conference, the keynote speaker, Bryan Dewsbury, mentioned multiple times that Stephen Brookfield’s book: Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher was a foundational text for the kinds of teaching and learning that engaged things like marginalization and […]

Using Web Literacy Skills to Expose Fake News

Written by Mark R. McCoy, Ed.D., Professor, Forensic Science Institute —  I was recently asked to lead a book discussion group on the open access e-book “Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers” by Mike Caulfield. I had not read the book, but I believe I was asked to lead the discussion based on my experience in law […]

Misbehaving: What behavioral economics means for education

Written by Linh Pham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Economics, College of Business – I recently finished reading “Misbehaving: The making of behavioral economics” by Richard Thaler, a professor of behavioral science and economics at the University of Chicago and the 2017 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. The book is Thaler’s personal documentation of […]

Inclusion and Transformation at ITLC

Written by Trevor Cox, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership, Adult Education and Safety Sciences – Introduction For me, the beginnings of a transformative experience is when I have new questions — questions I had never thought about before and questions I do not quite have the answer to yet. So I want to share some […]