The theme for Fall Quarter 2019 is UCI as a Minority Thriving University. This course will introduce participants to UCI’s transformation into a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). Participants will explore UCI’s status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). In addition, participants will explore UCI’s initiatives focused on Jewish, Muslim, LGBTQ+, African American, and undocumented campus communities.
Instruction is face to face. The course will meet for ten 60-minute sections. Each weekly meeting will be organized around a reading and/or video. The objectives of these discussion sessions include understanding UCI as a social organization, an appreciation of and for the diverse people who work and learn here, and the promotion of intentional communication, cooperation and collaboration. Where appropriate, the course will also make use of tools and platforms to facilitate interactivity and engagement (e.g., Piazza, Poll Everywhere, Google Apps for Edu, Canvas, Storify, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Turnitin, and Edpuzzle).