Assessing Anti-Racism Pedagogy at UC Berkeley


In Spring 2023, we are launching a research study designed to explore how American Cultures instructors conceptualize and practice anti-racism pedagogy. We also hope to explore the ways in which the university supports instructors to meaningfully engage with anti-racism pedagogy and how students benefit from and experience anti-racist learning environments. We believe this information will enhance racial equity in teaching and learning on campus, provide important examples of anti-racist practice, as well as inform future resources for instructional support.

This research is conducted in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning. 

Research Study Tasks

This research study will involve the following tasks:

  1. A pre-survey will be completed by Friday, January 20, 2023.
  2. Faculty will collaborate with a member of the research team to incorporate a brief reflective writing assignment in your course by April 28, 2023. This assignment is expected to take approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be conducted in person or via bCourses. Your students will also be invited to complete a 15-20 minute survey focused on their learning experience in your course.
  3. Faculty will be invited to share their AC course application materials and other relevant course materials (e.g., course syllabi, assignment instructions) with a member of the research team.
  4. Faculty will be asked to complete a post-survey by Monday, May 29, 2023

Participation Incentive

By participating in this study, faculty are eligible to receive $200 in course improvement grants (funded by the AC Center) and one-on-one consultation support with a member of the research team:

  • Dr. Victoria Robinson, American Cultures Program Director and Ethnic Studies Lecturer
  • Dr. Marisella Rodriguez, Inclusive Teaching Lead, the Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Dr. Melissa Ko, Assessment & Curriculum Design Specialist, the Center for Teaching and Learning 

If you would like to find out more about the study, please email Victoria Robinson ( sends e-mail)) or Marisella Rodriguez ( sends e-mail)).