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This Month's Speakers

Kristin Espinar HeadshotKristin Espinar

Kristin Espinar has a master's degree in Linguistics with an emphasis on ESL instruction and has been an ESL instructor for over 15 years. Her background includes all areas of ESL instruction as well as professional assessment and testing and helping students achieve academic success at the university level. Kristin has travelled all over the world and spent seven years teaching in Spain and Russia.



Dinesh Yadav HeadshotDinesh Yadav

Dinesh Yadav is Ph.D. in Theatre and in Chemistry and has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses since 2007. Dinesh's research sits at the crossroads of human-centric issues and technology and he develops cross-disciplinary research projects. Dinesh is a performance artist and has performed across the globe, he is part of several international and national arts organizations and focuses on the politics of arts, and representation of the 'others' in arts.

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October's Topic: Teaching or Supervising Diverse Students

Below are proposed discussion questions from Kristin and Dinesh. 

  1. Testing is discussed as a gatekeeping tool in this article, would open access to college mitigate this issue of access?
  2. How can we level the playing field in academic settings for diverse students without reinforcing a standardization of culture?
  3. How can teachers make an effort to find a space for honoring diverse students within their curriculum?
  4. What efforts can students make to bridge the cultural gap?
  5. What types of content can teachers include in the curriculum to include diversity that is represented on our campus?
  6. In the contemporary political atmosphere, how can a student and teacher stay mindful of the politics of control with dominance of language.  

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