Difference, Power, and Responsibility Instructor Seminar

A Difference, Power, and Responsibility (DPR) course provides a framework within which students develop a critical consciousness of issues of difference and power in the United States in order to participate responsibly within a democratic society. General education credit courses with this designation fulfill the cultural literacy requirement of the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree.  

The DPR Instructor Instructor Seminar is offered in three modules offered across the academic year. The modules are delivered using a hybrid format, with some independent, asynchronous activities paired with synchronous remote or in-person activities. All faculty newly assigned to teach a DPR designated course are required to complete all three modules. All new full-time faculty are required to complete the first module during new faculty orientation which typically takes place the week prior to the Fall College-Wide Inservice.

The DPR Instructor Seminar also serves as an eligible activity for the Cultural Competency Certificate.

See the following documents for more information:

Seminar Modules

#1 Foundations of the Difference, Power, and Responsibility Program
#2 Encountering Controversial Topics in the Classroom
#3 Connecting with Colleagues for Reflection and Refinement 

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