Dr. Cia Verschelden: Bandwidth Recovery Keynote

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 -

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Moulton Hall

Bandwidth Recovery: How Cognitive Resources are Depleted by Poverty, Racism, and other 'Differentisms' and How We Can Help Students Reclaim Them

The cognitive resources for learning of many of our students have been and are being diminished by the negative effects of persistent economic insecurity and discrimination and hostility against non-majority groups based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, and other aspects of difference. Recognizing that these students are no different than their peers in terms of cognitive capacity, we can implement teaching strategies and interventions that show promise in helping students regain the cognitive resources required for success in college.

Dr. Cia Verschelden

Dr. Cia Verschelden, the Executive Director of Institutional Assessment at University of Central Oklahoma. At UCO, she teaches in sociology; at Kansas State University, she taught social welfare and social policy, introduction to women’s studies, and nonviolence studies. Cia has a B.S. in psychology from Kansas State, an M.S.W. from The University of Connecticut, and an Ed.D. from Harvard University. Her book, Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization, was published in 2017.

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