The Curriculum Review Working Circle will be continuing with listening circles the last week of May and first week of June with U of T Scarborough student leaders, student-facing staff in AA&CC, Health and Wellness, and AccessAbility Services, and faculty & librarians.
Participants in the listening circles are invited to provide feedback and input into the campus-wide curriculum review process that is currently underway to ensure that U of T Scarborough’s commitment to inclusion, Indigeneity, and anti-racism is reflected across our programs and embedded in our pedagogical approaches and supports.
The listening sessions offer participants the opportunity to reflect on their pedagogical and curricular experiences, their hopes and questions for how the curriculum review might shape teaching and learning at U of T Scarborough, as well as ways in which the campus might better support inclusive, accessible, and anti-racist teaching and learning in the future.
The review honours multiple ways of knowing, with particular emphasis on Indigenous ways of knowing and knowledge systems, Black knowledges, racialized perspectives, and international and intercultural perspectives, while also recognizing the importance of intersectionality (including gender, sexuality, and disability). We recognize that faculty, staff, and students bring different perspectives and experiences to these areas. For some members if the U of T Scarborough community, these are topics that may connect closely to current pedagogical and curricular work; for others, these may be new ideas that also raise questions about how to engage. We welcome all perspectives.
For those unable to attend the listening circles in June, there will be further opportunities to contribute to the review process in the Fall term as we move towards recommendations and calls to action.
For more information, please send inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear members of the UTSC community,
A campus-wide curriculum review will be running this year to assess our current standing with respect to our commitment to inclusion, Indigeneity, and anti-racism articulated in U of T Scarborough’s Strategic Plan, Inspriring Inclusive Excellence, and to inform a plan for action. The focus of this review will be on Indigenous ways of knowing, Black knowledges, racialized perspectives, as well as international and intercultural experiences.
A Working Circle has been established to collectively assess pathways to ensuring that U of T Scarborough’s commitment to inclusion, Indigeneity, and anti-racism are reflected across our programs and embedded in our curriculum and in our pedagogical approaches and supports. See the Working Circle membership below.
The Working Circle will meet monthly throughout the year, and a report summarizing its learnings and recommendations will be submitted to the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean in July 2021. For more details about the context and goals for the review please see the Working Circle Terms of Reference.
A priority for the process will be dialogue and consultation, and especially to hear from Indigenous, Black, and racialized students, faculty, staff, and community members. More information about consultations will be circulated in the winter term.
We welcome your feedback and input throughout the process. Questions and comments can be sent to email@example.com.
Professor Katherine R. Larson
Vice-Dean Teaching, Learning & Undergraduate Programs
The members of the Working Circle are as follows:
Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean and Office of the Vice-President & Principal: