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The Importance of the Humanities in Community Colleges for Student Learning, Mobility, and Employability show art The Importance of the Humanities in Community Colleges for Student Learning, Mobility, and Employability

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

In this episode, Dr. Francena Turner talks with humanities educators at community colleges in California and North Carolina about the importance of the humanities to community colleges and to community college students. The guests also share the challenges they've faced during COVID-19, as well as the challenges they've experienced in introducing students to skills learned through the humanities that contribute to student learning, mobility, and employability.

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Key Elements to Successfully Connecting Foster Care Youth to Educational Resources for Postsecondary Success show art Key Elements to Successfully Connecting Foster Care Youth to Educational Resources for Postsecondary Success

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

In this episode, Nathaniel Stewart talks with Mauriell Amechi, Regina Gavin Williams, and Blayne Stone Jr. about how the transitions and pathways to postsecondary education are similar and different for Black former foster care students. The scholars also discuss key elements to successfully connect foster care youth to educational resources that help advance the postsecondary education opportunities for this student population.

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Working Together to Create a Transfer-Receptive Culture show art Working Together to Create a Transfer-Receptive Culture

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

In this episode, José Del Real Viramontes talks with Santiago Bernal, Alfred Herrera, and Dimpal Jain about how community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities can work together to develop and enhance a transfer-receptive culture.

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Critically Examining Whiteness and Explaining and Addressing Racism show art Critically Examining Whiteness and Explaining and Addressing Racism

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

In this episode, Dr. Nolan L. Cabrera joins OCCRL Director Eboni Zamani-Gallaher to examine whiteness and discuss various areas of racism. Dr. Cabrera is an associate professor of educational policy studies and practice at the University of Arizona.

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Working Toward Equity for Underrepresented Individuals in Career and Technical Education and the CTE Workforce show art Working Toward Equity for Underrepresented Individuals in Career and Technical Education and the CTE Workforce

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

In this episode, OCCRL Director Eboni Zamani-Gallaher talks with Rita Ali and Jennifer Foster about implementing paths toward equity for underrepresented individuals in career and technical education and in the CTE workforce. Ali is the vice president of workforce and diversity at Illinois Central College, and Foster is the deputy executive director for the Illinois Community College Board.

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The Possibilities and Challenges of Open Educational Resources show art The Possibilities and Challenges of Open Educational Resources

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

In this episode, Nina Owolabi, a research assistant at OCCRL, talks with Heather Blicher about the many possibilities as well as the challenges of open educational resources for instructors and institutions. Blicher is a coordinator of librarian services for two campuses at Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia.

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Racial justice, Educational Philanthropy, and the Needs and Roles  of Community Colleges in the Postsecondary Landscape show art Racial justice, Educational Philanthropy, and the Needs and Roles of Community Colleges in the Postsecondary Landscape

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

In this episode, Heather McCambly and Lorenzo Baber talk about the intersections of racial justice, educational philanthropy, and the needs and roles of community colleges in the COVID-19 postsecondary landscape. McCambly is a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University who is studying the intersections of racial justice and educational philanthropy. Dr. Baber is an associate professor of higher education and the program chair of higher education at Loyola University.

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College Readiness in Math and Curricular Alignment show art College Readiness in Math and Curricular Alignment

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

In this episode, OCCRL Director Eboni Zamani-Gallaher talks with Dr. Ann Edwards about college readiness in math and about curricular alignment. They also discuss issues related to placement and developmental mathematics courses, guided pathways, math pathways, and student participation in STEM. Dr. Edwards is a senior research associate and the director of learning and teaching at West Ed.

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The Multiple and Nuanced Ways Universities Perpetuate  Settler Colonial Aims of Erasure for Indigenous Students show art The Multiple and Nuanced Ways Universities Perpetuate Settler Colonial Aims of Erasure for Indigenous Students

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

In this episode, OCCRL Director Eboni Zamani-Gallaher talks with Dr. Heather Shotton about the multiple and nuanced ways that universities perpetuate settler colonial aims of eraser for Indigenous students. Dr. Shotton is an associate professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the director of the Indigenous Education Initiatives at the University of Oklahoma.

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Conceptualizing ‘Sense of Belonging’ Among Students From Historically Minoritized Racial Groups Within Higher Education show art Conceptualizing ‘Sense of Belonging’ Among Students From Historically Minoritized Racial Groups Within Higher Education

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

In this episode, Colvin Georges Jr., a research associate at OCCRL, talks with Dr. Nidia Ruedas-Gracia about what it means to have a sense of belonging and discusses her research in this area. They also discuss how a sense of belonging affects college students from historically minoritized racial groups.

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In this episode, Colvin T. Georges Jr. of OCCRL talks with Dr. William A. Smith about racial battle fatigue. Dr. Smith is a professor and the chair of the Department of Education, Culture & Society at the University of Utah.