Course Development

2019 Teaching in the Summer Workshop

Every year we host workshops that focus on some of the best approaches to teaching an intensive six- or ten-week summer course at UC Berkeley.

In 2019, the American Cultures Center partnered with Summer Sessions, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Among the topics discussed included strategies for managing extended summer class time, what to expect from summer student enrollment, the specifics of the American Cultures curriculum requirement, and teaching to issues of racial and economic justice in diverse classrooms

Event Video Index

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More Than Words: In Conversation with the Language Of Racial and Social Justice-Making

*Update*

The event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 2nd, 12-1:30pm on Zoom. If you previously registered for the event, we kindly ask that you confirm whether or not you can attend the event on the new date on this Google form.

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Commitments to the work that connects diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging/justice, anti-racism, anti-Blackness, anti-white...

More Than Words: In Conversation with the Language Of Racial and Social Justice-Making

*Update*

The event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 2nd, 12-1:30pm on Zoom. If you previously registered for the event, we kindly ask that you confirm whether or not you can attend the event on the new date on this Google form.

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Commitments to the work that connects diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging/justice, anti-racism, anti-Blackness, anti-white...

AC Course and Assignment Support (Summer 2020)

We hope that everyone is safe and well! The waves of change keep breaking across our teaching plans, and as the largest curriculum at UC Berkeley (16,000 students enrolled across 49 departments each year) we know that the 'lift' in an AC course is heavy. The innovation of the AC community, centered on equity and social justice, has supported the challenges and opportunities of this unique curriculum, and we wanted to reflect some of that back at you. Here are a few ideas that might be useful this semester as you consider how to face the online...

Creative Web-based Applications

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Are you interested in software that can supplement or substitute those found in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite? If so, please review our curated list of creative web-based tools that will allow you and your students to develop audio, graphic, photo, and film projects.

Back Together: What Did We Learn that We Don’t Want to Lose?

*Update: the workshop will be held virtually on Zoom, and not at the Multicultural Community Center (MCC). After the event, we will host a small gathering with lights snack at the MCC Everyone who has registered will receive the meeting information on Zoom. For any questions, please email Amy Scharf.

What revelations have teaching, learning and living during...

Ronald T. Takaki Teaching Award

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Professor Ronald T. Takaki, ‘didn’t just teach about race and ethnicity. He helped redefine it.’ Instrumental to the field of Ethnic Studies, and central in the creation of the AC curriculum. In working with the family of the late Professor Takaki, the American Cultures Teaching Award committee assigns the 'Ronald T. Takaki Teaching Award' to an applicant of the American Cultures Teaching Award that merits special recognition....

Course & Classroom Access Guidelines

Course & Classroom Access Guidelines Please note that all courses must be accessible to students with disabilities. The Disabled Students Program is available to help resolve any challenges involving students with disabilities, including issues related to off-campus activities and wheelchair access

Collaborating for Transformative Change: Anti Racism and Community Engagement

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Monday, April 5th and Tuesday, April 6th from 11:30a - 2:00p
Keynote speaker: Dr. Tania Mitchell - Tuesday, April 6th, 12noon - 1p

Community Reflections During COVID-19

Event Description

During times of crisis and disruption, it’s natural to default to very practical and immediate concerns. These are important. But as instructors, we also care about our students as people and as members of families and communities facing a multitude of challenges. We want to create conditions for them to thrive, even as we ourselves are learning to adapt to new and unfamiliar challenges. How do we ground ourselves in what’s important for each of us and our values, when everything is being upended? How do we sustain ourselves, meet the ever-changing needs of our students--...