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The practice focuses on Inclusiveness in Water/wastewater Engineering Teaching. Upon reviewing the ethnic (Fig. below) and gender diversity (24% women) of her 57- student course on water/wastewater treatment, the Instructor replaced previously assigned articles with the reading of articles focusing on water issues affecting minoritized communities in the U.S (see references).The goal was to make students aware of water/wastewater issues facing minority communities in the US. Often, the media portrays Africa or South America as places where safe water is not available, ignoring the needs of minoritized communities in the US. A second goal was to evaluate the interest of students in this issue and determine if students of different ethnic background respond differently to questions posed about water/wastewater issues in these communities.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs
Inclusive education; Civil engineering
Education | Engineering Education | Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Batista, Jacimaria, "Inclusiveness in Teaching : Aligning Culturally Relevant Journal Articles With Course Content" (2022). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 177.
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