Driving Institutional Change: Building Upon the Invisible Labor and Lived Experiences of Black, Minoritized, and Underrepresented Employees

Association of American Colleges and Universities
“Driving Institutional Change: Building Upon the Invisible Labor and Lived Experiences of Black, Minoritized, and Underrepresented Employees”
Presenters: Dr. Jalin B. Johnson, Dr. Nakisha Castillo and Dr. Hawani Negussie

Abstract:

This session begins with a review and discussion of the invisible labor and emotional currency drawn upon when building forums, keynote presentations, facilitated workshops, mentoring, volunteer efforts and organized talks surrounding JEDI.  Each of our presenters share the intricacies involved with implementing grass roots efforts, imperative for shifting university culture, leading to the development of dedicated efforts in this area.

Addressing Issues of Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education through Valuing Lived Experiences

Author(s): Jalin B. Johnson, Nakisha Castillo, Dustin Domingo, Leticia Rojas, Donald B. Scott

Keywords: Cultural Competence, Diversity, Equity, Experience Context and Perspective Framework, Inclusion, Institution of Higher Education (IHE), Lived Experiences, Impostor Phenomenon, Inclusive Classroom, Narratives, Students

Abstract

Through the lens of the Experience, Context, and Perspective framework, addressing the Cultural Competence Continuum and Impostor Phenomenon, this article discusses ways to better connect with and serve students within institutions of higher education. The authors examine the impact of lived experiences in the classroom, workspace, and personal life, including acknowledging barriers and feelings of inadequacy, in an effort to develop competency, as educators, working with diverse students. The concluding discussion addresses implications to help faculty, administration, staff, and students understand the power of overcoming their own internal and external challenges in order to empower them to strengthen their authentic voice.

 

Citation: Johnson, Jalin B. , Nakisha Castillo, Dustin Domingo, Leticia Rojas, and Donald B. Scott. 2021. “Addressing Issues of Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education through Valuing Lived Experiences.” The International Journal of Diversity in Education 21 (2): 79-91. doi:10.18848/2327-0020/CGP/v21i02/79-91.

Extent: 13 pages

Maintaining currency

Dr. Jalin has maintained a focus on professional development and continuous improvement by participating in trainings and workshops to enhance her skill set and knowledge base in a number of areas. Some of these areas are noted here;

Asynchronous

  • Studio – Blackboard enhancement– Center for Instructional Innovation
  • Online Instruction certification – Brandman University
  • Adobe Connect Instruction workshop
  • Zoom interface and instruction tools

Course Development

  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric training
  • Brandman Course Development Certification (BCDC)
  • Kaltura/Interactive Multimedia-Based Instructional Design (IMBID) workshop
  • Quality Matters – Quality Matters Rubric Certification

Professional Development & Certifications

  • Academic Integrity – (BU) Governance and Appeals training
  • Conflict Resolution workshop series
  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership Dissertation Chair training
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), Protecting Human Research Participants
  • Quality Matters – Building an Ecosystem of Supports for Higher Education Faculty (Waldron)
  • Quality Matters and CourseArc for Course Design
  • Quality Matters – Research & Innovation Webinars
  • ‘When the Published Becomes Personal: Challenges of Public Scholarship for Members of Marginalized Communities’ – (Lopez  & Kattari) Diversity Scholars Network – The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID)