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Democracy’s College: Research and Leadership in Educational Equity, Justice, and Excellence

This monthly podcast focuses on P-20 education pathways with a focus on research and leadership that promotes educational equity, justice, and excellence for all students. This podcast is a product of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership or OCCRL at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Learn more about OCCRL at occrl.illinois.edu.
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Dec 17, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher talks with Dr. David Stovall, professor of African-American Studies and Education Policy Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago, about race, decolonizing practices, and community engaged education.

Nov 19, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Heather Fox at OCCRL talks with Dr. Elvira Abrica, assistant professor of higher education and organizational change at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, about the lived experiences of immigrant, migrant, and multicultural populations in postsecondary education.

Oct 11, 2018

This is the second of two episodes, where Chaddrick Gallaway from OCCRL talks with James Felton III, Chief Diversity Officer at SUNY Cortland, and Michelé Smith, Associate Provost and Special Assistant to the President of Diversity and Inclusion at William Rainey Harper College about chief diversity officers in higher education.

Oct 11, 2018

This is the first of two episodes where Chaddrick Gallaway from OCCRL talks with James Felton III, Chief Diversity Officer at SUNY Cortland, and Michele Smith, Associate Provost and Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion at William Rainey Harper College about Chief Diversity Officers in higher education

Aug 21, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Vilma Mesa, Associate Professor of Education at the University of Michigan, talks with Dr. Tatiana Melguizo, Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, about equity-minded approaches to mathematics education.

Jul 24, 2018

In this episode, Francena Turner from OCCRL talks with Dr. Amelia Parnell, the Vice President for Research and Policy at NASPA, about strategies that student affairs professionals can engage in to support diverse community college collegians.

Jun 12, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher from OCCRL talks with Dr. Z Nicolazzo, an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs in the Department of Counseling Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Nicolazzo's research has centered on college student development, post-secondary access, diversity, equity, and culture. In particular, Dr. Nicolazzo is an expert on trans collegians, with particular emphasis on trans student resilience and kinship building.

May 10, 2018

In this episode, Fredrick Douglass Dixon from OCCRL talks with Dr. Mara Lazda, Professor of History, and Dr. Lisa Amowitz, Professor of Art and Music, about Bronx Community College's Democracy Project.

Apr 18, 2018

In this episode, Angel Velez from OCCRL talks with Dra. Aurora Chang, assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago, about undocumented students’ identity and hyperdocumentation.

Mar 14, 2018

In this episode, Chauntee Thrill, from OCCRL, talks with Dr. Jennifer Banks, Coordinator of Mathematics and Science at Washtenaw Intermediate School District, about responsive mathematics pedagogy.

Feb 15, 2018

The purpose of this episode is to bring together community colleges and other partners who are working to scale up their registered apprenticeships. This informative panel includes Matthew Feuerborn the Dean of Career Technologies Division at Kishwaukee College, Dr. Rebecca Lake the Dean of Workforce and Economic Development at William Rainey Harper College, Dr. Henry Bohleke the Dean of The School of Business and Technology at Triton College, and Joshua Seeberg the Midwest Manager of the German American Chamber of Commerce’s Skills Initiative. The panel was hosted by Dr. Anjale Welton and Devean Owens.

Jan 17, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher from OCCRL talks with Dr. George Reese, the director of the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education at the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, about equity in mathematics education.

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