Total Credits: 0.1 CEUs
Recent studies have shown that the opportunity gap persists for students of color in community colleges. Increasingly, students of color are making community colleges their first choice in higher education to seek certification, marketable job skills, or a degree; however, they are not completing their education at the same rate as their White counterparts. While any number of factors may contribute to this gap, we cannot rule out implicit bias as a factor. Biases not only have a negative impact on students’ self-esteem, they can reduce students’ will to try, resulting in inequitable outcomes. This webinar paints a picture of what implicit bias looks like in the classroom and provides strategies for reducing biases that inevitably impact students’ success.
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Andrea Dardello Bio
For over twenty-nine years, Dr. Andrea Dardello has served on the front lines as a community college educator, bridging the gap between students' lived experiences and academia. Through the lens of restorative practices, she prepares faculty to teach from an equitable and culturally responsive lens in order to foster the success of both faculty and students. She is an English faculty member at Frederick Community College and is currently serving as Acting Senior Diversity Officer.
Andrea is a contributing author to the book, Defining, Locating, and Addressing Bullying in the WPA Workplace. Her chapter, entitled “Breaking the Silence of Racism and Bullying in Academia: Leaning in to a Hard Truth” uses storytelling as a vehicle to describe how faculty of color can become targets of repeated microaggressions that take on the form of bullying at two-year institutions.
On a personal note, Andrea is a widow and proud mother of a fourteen-year old son. She enjoys running, singing, the arts, and cultural events.
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