2016 Grant Recipients
Heather Hayes (Rhetoric)
Developing Pedagogical Approaches to Collaborate between Whitman and Incarcerated Students: Building Resources for Rhetoric, Incarceration, and Civic Engagement courses REPORT
Description: This project focuses on developing pedagogical techniques to support higher education collaborations between Whitman College and the Walla Walla State Penitentiary education initiative. It also facilitates a pilot semester of teaching a course, with Whitman students and incarcerated students, within the Walla Walla State Penitentiary.
Michelle Jenkins, Coordinator (Philosophy); Barry Balof (Mathematics & Computer Science); Janis Breckenridge (Spanish); Rachel George (Anthropology); Justin Lincoln (Art); Lydia McDermott (General Studies and Writing Center); Lauren Osborne (Religion); Jenna Terry (English and General Studies)
Innovative Class Activity Laboratory REPORT
Description: This ITL would fund a semester-long working group focused on developing and honing innovative class activities, with the goals of continuing our development as teachers, cultivating a community of peers for support, and creating a handbook of activities for others to use.
Eunice Blavascunas (Anthropology/Environmental Studies); Rachel George (Anthropology); and Lee Keene (Penrose Library).
Pedagogy of Board Games as Primary Sources and Simulations REPORT
Description: An exploration of board games, including Monopoly, Candy Land, Queue (a contemporary board game created by the Polish Institute of National Remembrance), and others, as ways to teach core concepts in Anthropology and Source Literacy. Anthropology tells us that games are an important part of cultural heritage, and have served in that role for millennia. Indeed, they are as important as literature, art, and music, in terms of what makes us human, but rarely do we think of them as primary sources, as raw material for study and analysis.
Helen Kim (Sociology) and Susan Prudente (Student Engagement Center)
Teaching about Race and Racism in the Walla Walla Public Schools.
Description: Our project will lay the groundwork for the design of an experientially-based curricular offering and co-curricular opportunity linked to the Student Engagement Center's Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM).