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  1. Sep 2020
    1. segregated educational systems, support for white colonial expansion, supremacist beliefs of white civilization, and much else.

      See education, incl community college systems, curriculum designs/ assessment choices.

  2. Aug 2020
    1. Skinner’s approach has led to evidence-based teaching, which uses data to determine the effectiveness of certain pedagogical practices based on whether students achieved the desired outcomes.

      I see this implicit Skinnerism too much in institution reports: "Students do X (attend Writing Center, for example) and respond Y. Therefore, X causes Y" with little context.

    1. ncourage sharing, remixing, and productive and creative forms of plagiarism.

      The Death of the Author, by Roland Barthes

    1. The campus, dorm, and classroom cultures are more often than not hostile to marginalized groups.

      See, especially, the classroom, where conservative (often but not always White) faculty are hostile to marginalized groups, who purposefully instill barriers in the classroom: the syllabus, the "rules," the tricks of assessment, the tech gap, and more.

    2. Public universities are governed by politicians (mostly conservative and right-leaning moderate across the U.S.), and college and university boards tend to be populated by wealthy and conservative advocates for sustaining the institution (not brainwashing students with Marxism).

      Complicate this with community colleges, whose boards are not necessarily wealthy, but certainly conservative because of their tax base and their reliance on the community's support; the conservative community are more visible, more verbal, than others.

    3. revolutionary behavior fits poorly with the economics of running a college or university.

      Partly because of the psychology and internal insecurity of teachers/ faculty because of their threats by the state. But also because of their self-identity of "proficiency" vs. risky behavior.

    4. are deeply conservative and mostly a reflection of society and the populations they serve.

      Or, if not the society, the remnants of whiteness because of archaic but still powerful institutions. For example, the K-12 + community colleges might be much more multicultural than 20 years ago, the institutions' inertia (or lethargy) remains conservative. Academics, especially, rely on 20-year old traditions and pedagogies and hesitate to change.

    1. Canada included, the citizens do have a higher level of trust in their government, in their health care system, and in their public health authority. That does make it easier in a public health crisis. There are institutions, including the pharmaceutical industry, including the biomedical research world, that have had bad actors

      Innately, U.S. publics mistrust science because the industries "push" their marketing strategies. It is difficult to trust health sciences when major pharmaceutical industry marketing uses the very same marketing as does McDonalds -- happiness comes with beautiful smiling faces, not the data.

    2. health professional organizations to make sure their members are not spreading misinformation

      Including academics/ universities/ colleges. Not only the peer review journals, but in the classrooms, the department meetings.

    1. record how much time

      Increased student surveillance by faculty/institutions

    2. counteranthropomorphism

      In the shift/pivot, how many faculty are -- through ignorance or by choice -- preferring not seeing their students. One faculty says "[LMS] is easier because I don't have to deal with students."

    3. Our best tools in this are ones that encourage compassion more than obedience. The Internet is made of people, not things.

      No doubt, but we need to not confuse compassion with patronizing/ empathy, which similarly mimic real human learning

    1. describe the deficit positioning

      Start with placement, especially standardized testing to place into FYC. Then address assessments across the curriculum -- how do other discipline profs address "correctness" in any writing assignment?

    2. Will using White Mainstream English prevent Black students from being judged and treated unfairly based solely on the color of their skin

      This is the core. Anti-Black discrimination is an "easy" assumptions about inequalities in society, ignoring all other racist/sexist/classist oppressions. Especially in the academy, faculty easily attack language because the fallacy has so enmeshed in coded instruction. Faculty cannot say, "I don't like your body," but they can criticize behavior, including linguistic behavior.

  3. Jul 2020
    1. Digital pedagogy demands that we rethink power relations between students and teachers — demands we create more collaborative and less hierarchical institutions for learning — lest we use computers to replicate the vestigial structures of industrial-era education.

      This needs to be reexamined within the technology gap -- how marginalized communities innately come to the course with some powers and without other powers. Collaborative technologies may re-balance the communities' attitudes towards the academy, especially the academy's still antipathy against those marginalized.

  4. Jul 2019
    1. Stuart Hall “There’s no permanent, fixed class consciousness. You can’t work out immediately what people think and what politics they have simply by looking at their socio-economic position” (Derbyshire). Similarly, Rubin et al. note “it is possible for a working-class person to have a relatively high [socio-economic status] while remaining in a stereo-typically “blue-collar” occupation” (196).

      Working class studies

  5. Nov 2018
    1. ​BUT, our students will not (most) have the economic, cultural, historical provenances nor intention ... the reality of community college students is that most will not produce academic discourse but will eak through multiple courses with minimum academic writing (and if so, poorly) while they will continue their certain continued marginalized communities that are, per Bourdieu, decapitalized (lacking cultural capital)​, whereas critical rhetoric could address these systemics inegalitarianism.