Crosswalks Syllabi Analysis

Crosswalks Syllabi Analysis

Susan P. Maude

Susan P. Maude

Funding type: Seed Grant for Untenured Faculty

Investigators: Susan P. Maude, PI, HDFS

Funding: $5000

Duration: 6 months

Abstract: There is a remarkable change occurring in this country. The numbers of children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability-diverse have dramatically increased in early childhood programs. In order to prepare future teachers to be more diversity mature, higher education faculty need support in understanding and delivering coursework that is culturally and linguistically focused. The purpose of this proposal is to further evaluate the effectiveness of a professional development intervention delivered to faculty from two universities in North Carolina. In collaboration with colleagues, who were part of a larger research project, I will be conducting additional analysis and reporting findings.

Additional Information: This study is concerned with the analysis of curriculum syllabi that were utilized before, immediately after, and one year after the introduction of the intervention program designed to enhance the diversity maturity of the faculty from the two universities in North Carolina. These syllabi will be examined as a means of further ascertaining the effectiveness and sustainability of that intervention, and will lead to the development of more valid and reliable forms of evaluating such programs in the future.