What We Do
Our Goals are to:
- Share multicultural teaching practices and enhance member knowledge and expertise
- Implement changes in our classroom practices
- Promote the knowledge of multicultural teaching locally, nationally, and internationally
Faculty Perceptions of Multicultural Teaching
We have completed a survey of over 400 faculty at IUPUI where we assessed multicultural teaching practices, as well as perceptions of benefits and barriers. We disseminated these findings through the following publications and presentations:
Bigatti, S., Gibau, G.S., Boys, S., Grove, K., Ashburn-Nardo, L., Khaja, K., Thorington-Springer, J., Faculty Perceptions of Multicultural teaching in a large urban university. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Volume 12, Number 2, p. 73-98.
Khaja, K., Springer, J. T., Bigatti, S., Gibau, G. S., Whitehead, D., Grove, K. (2010). Multicultural Teaching: Barriers and Recommendations. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 21, p. 5-28.
Grove, K.S., Bigatti, S.M., Boys, S., Thorington-Springer, J. (2010). Engagement in multicultural teaching at IUPUI: Results of a faculty survey. Paper presented at the Edward C. Moore Symposium on Teaching Excellence, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN.
Bigatti, S.M., Springer-Thorington, J., Gibau, G.S. (2009). Multicultural teaching: Barriers and recommendations from an IUPUI interdisciplinary faculty survey. Paper presentation at the IUPUI Multicultural Teaching and Learning Institute: Supporting Student Success in a Diverse World, Indianapolis, IN.
Khaja, K., Grove, K., Modibo, N., Augustine, M., & Gentle-Genitty, C. (2009). Diverse teaching pedagogy: Creating cultural safety in the classroom. Workshop presentation at the Multicultural Teaching and Learning Institute – Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Gibau, G.S., Bigatti, S.M., Thorington-Springer, J. (2009). Multicultural teaching: Barriers and recommendations from an IUPUI interdisciplinary faculty survey. Facilitated Discussion presented at the Ball State University Diversity Research Symposium, Muncie, Indiana.
Khaja, K., Sanchez, G., Thorington-Springer, J., & Grove, K., (2008). Culturally safe classrooms: The spoken and silent language of an instructor. Workshop presentation at the Indiana University Annual Moore Teaching Symposium,Indianapolis, Indiana.
Gibau, G.S., Bigatti, S., Huang, E., Springer, J., Badger, E., Kelly, J., & Khaja, K. (2007).Why multicultural teaching and learning should matter to you: Food for thought and a plan for action. Workshop presentation at the Indiana University Edward C. Moore Teaching Symposium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Gibau, G.S., Bigatti, S.M., Khaja, K., & Grove, K.S. (2007). Beyond a basic definition of generation: Exploring the dimensions of generational differences. Symposium presented at the Faculty Colloquium in Excellence in Teaching Annual Retreat, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
Student Perceptions of Multicultural Teaching
In 2012 we conducted a survey of IUPUI student perceptions of multicultural teaching. We are currently processing that data and will be ready to share it through publication and presentations soon.