BIPOC Faculty Cohort Programs

The Annan IGC hosts programs, currently funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Renewed Purpose: Macalester’s Institute for Global Citizenship grant. These programs create space for cohorts of faculty to build community around shared interests and questions; discuss issues that arise in classes, departments, and other campus settings; share ideas about balancing teaching, research, and service, as well as work/life balance; and strategize around shared institutional concerns. Groups meet monthly during the academic year.

Roots Early Career Faculty Group.
Facilitator for 2021-2022: TBA

In recent years, this group has focused on:

  1. Community building/networking/social support (specifically emphasizing issues of marginalization in the institution and mental health)
  2. Knowledge sharing/Pedagogical strategies (both around BIPOC identities and issues not related to these identities; navigating the tenure process)
  3. Political advocacy for issues that NTT and pre-tenure BIPOC faculty face (how to make voices heard, taking into account the precarity of pre-tenure and non-tenured positions)
Mid-Career BIPOC Faculty Group.
Convener for 2021-2022: TBA

This newly formed group will determine its agenda for the 2021-2022 year.