The Summer Pedagogical Partnership Program (SPPP) was created in 2020 at the intersection of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter uprisings to support faculty in developing trauma-informed, anti-racist, hybrid and remote approaches to teaching and learning.
Responding first to faculty requests for support in preparing for hybrid and remote instruction prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequently to the Black Lives Matter movement uprisings as they began to unfold, the SPPP was created in June 2020 as an extension of Students as Learners and Teachers (SaLT) Program. Co-facilitated by TLI Director Alison Cook-Sather and a recent graduate and former SaLT participant, the program supported 15 undergraduate student partners, who researched and prepared annotated outlines of pedagogical resources, each of which foreground student perspectives and include embedded links to additional resources. An article about the program from the Haverford news team can be found here.
Working in pairs, student partners drew on those annotated outlines in weekly meetings and in fourteen, one-time, small-group conversations offered through the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL). Their work extended from Summer into the Fall and Spring semesters. They engaged in discussion, explored ideas, and generated resources. These are the compiled resources for three small-group conversations that took place:
- Anti-Racist Pedagogies
- Trauma-Informed, Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning in Hybrid and Remote Contexts
- Toward Equity in Assessment: A Cross-Constituency Dialogue
Artwork by Lauren Lattimore, Bryn Mawr College ’21
The SPPP was a finalist for the 2020 POD Network Innovation Award. You will find the poster created for the award below: