Jane Davis Co-Authors Article for The Journal of Excellence in College Teaching
The Challenge of Teaching in Higher Education: A Message From the Editors: "Higher education continues to grapple with numerous teaching challenges as we approach the end of the first decade of the new millennium. These include an increasingly multicultural student population, greater demand for alternative teaching methods and forms of delivery, the ever-expanding use of technology in teaching, and the need to train and mentor faculty to meet these challenges. But ... perhaps the path to reform begins not with sweeping institutional change but with the day-to-day efforts of individual faculty members, coupled with faculty development programs to support faculty in these efforts."
Davis, Jane and Anne Richards. "Teachers of Multiculturalism as Subjects of Transformative Learning." The Journal of Excellence in College Teaching 18.2 (2007).
Dr. Jane Davis and Dr. Anne Richards (RPC, Iowa State University) have co-authored an article for The Journal of Excellence in College Teaching that focuses on the experiences of faculty involved in two diversity initiatives at ISU in order to demonstrate that such initiatives succeed only if they are characterized by the mutuality of learning that teachers and students share, which is an intrinsic part of transformative education. Multicultural teaching heightened the authors' awareness of the importance of the need for educators to engage in self-analysis of the attitudes they bring to their classes as a result of their own racial and ethnic backgrounds, and the experience underscored the essential nature of promoting pluralism in our classrooms, in our lives, and in our students' lives.