Justice Pedagogy

What do we mean by justice pedagogy?

The Center for Teaching and Learning creates and promotes opportunities for faculty at Baruch to build equity and equality in the classroom.  Through research, workshops, and one-on-one faculty consultations, we are especially committed to:

  • Promoting inclusive and / or critical pedagogy that centers diverse student identities.
  • Focusing on the teaching and learning context specifically.
  • Focusing on approaches that encourage faculty reflection on their own practices.
  • Helping faculty to create a classroom community that supports and prepares students to interrogate structures of inequality.

Please Take a Moment and Reflect:

Identifying Your Own Attitudes

Resources @ Baruch

Coalition to Undo Racism at Baruch (CURB)

The Baruch “Coalition to Undo Racism at Baruch” is a monthly meeting for administrators, faculty and staff who have attended the Undoing Racism Workshop and wish to continue connecting about the workshop and anti-racist work on campus.  Currently, the meetings are on the 2nd Friday of the month, 12:00-1:00.  The location varies.  For more information, please contact Bill Ferns at bill.ferns@baruch.cuny.edu.

Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA)

The Urban Male Leadership Academy at Baruch (UMLA) “aims to empower and support young men of color, with a focus on Black and Latino male students, through rigorous academic and personal support over the course of their college careers.  UMLA is funded through the CUNY Black Male Initiative (BMI), which has strived to increase enrollment rates of African American young men in CUNY schools since 2004.”  For more information, please contact Andrew Lawton at andrew.lawton@baruch.cuny.edu

Schwartz Center Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop

Since 2017, the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute has held an inclusive pedagogy seminar for faculty of the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.  Faculty fellows have produced a variety of resources for the Baruch community on this topic, which can be located here.   For more information about upcoming seminars, please contact the Schwartz Center at communication.institute@baruch.cuny.edu.   

Resources @ CUNY and NYC

Undoing Racism Workshop

The Undoing Racism workshop assists individuals, communities, and institutions with identifying and undoing the causes of racism. Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning and presentations, this intensive process challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice.

CUNY Faculty Dialogues:

Led by experts in the field, CUNY Faculty Diversity Dialogues are forums for CUNY administration, staff, and faculty to build awareness around a range of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  For more information about upcoming Faculty Diversity Dialogues programming, visit this link.

Socially Conscious Pedagogy Zine:

Graduate student teaching fellows at the Graduate Center, CUNY developed this zine featuring interdisciplinary assignment ideas that are responsive to naming and challenging marginalization and oppression.  The zine is part of a larger focus group on developing a socially conscious pedagogy, which the Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning profiles in our research on program models that engage justice pedagogies across the CUNY system.


Research at Baruch

Center for Teaching and Learning staff members Alfred Waller and Lindsey Albracht conducted research with faculty across the CUNY system who were participating in a variety of initiatives surrounding the engagement of justice pedagogies within their classrooms.  Here is a link to their presentation entitled “How Do Faculty Discuss Justice Pedagogies with Peers?: Program Models Across CUNY.”

Upcoming Events

Below are some upcoming events at Baruch, CUNY and in the New York City area which engage the topics of implicit bias, social justice, anti-racism, critical race theory, diversity and inclusion, etc.

Diversity & Inclusion at CUNY

CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2019
Minding the Gap: Retaining and Sustaining the Academic Community

When: Friday, March 29, 7:30 am–5:30 pm

Where: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue

CUNY’s fourth biennial Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference offers an opportunity for University-wide sharing of research-based scholarship and practice in support of diversity and inclusion, longtime drivers of CUNY’s success. Registration is now open. Review the full conference agenda.

Activism in Academia III

When: Wednesday, April 10, 10:00am-4:30pm

Where: Martin E. Segal Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center

365 5th Avenue, 1st Floor. New York City

Activism in Academia is an interdisciplinary, one-day symposium organized to initiate a larger conversation between CUNY and non-CUNY faculty and students about the value of apolitical and political work in the university as it relates to activism within underrepresented communities. How do we incorporate activism in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in our scholarship? Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates will engage in discussion and debate through various panels and performances. This year’s panels focus on the #MeToo Movement, Mexico and border control controversy, as well as decolonizing the academy through Twitter and social media collectives.

Full program and more information about the panelists: https://activism.commons.gc.cuny.edu/