Total Credits: 0.1 CEUs
Many community college students face a number of barriers that threaten their ability to meet academic goals, including work, competing obligations with family and friends, and bills that make paying for college difficult. Yet, with hope, they enroll at community colleges with a desire to change the trajectory of their lives, only to be met with policies that exacerbate the pressures they already face. Many times, the syllabus paints the class as one more problem they must overcome, lengthening the path to their success rather than providing a roadmap for its attainment. This webinar helps instructors recognize some of the barriers created by the tone and policies in the syllabus and provides strategies for using the syllabus as a tool to create a clearer path to students’ success.
By the end of this workshop, participants know or will be able to:
All webinar participants can obtain, at no additional cost:
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.