Sharing the Wealth: Enhancing Cultural Capital to Increase Student Success and Equity
Friday, March 10, 10:00 am-2:30 pm
Ventura College-Applied Sciences Center
4667 Telegraph Rd
Ventura, CA 93003
How do we best welcome the cultural, linguistic, and community assets of our students into our classrooms and into our institutions? How do we recognize the skills our students bring with them from their cultural and communal heritage, and teach them to adapt those skills in the academic and professional environment? Would you like to participate in this conversation with like-minded faculty? If so, we want you at our conference! As part of Project ALAS, this conference provides a unique opportunity for faculty from Moorpark College, Oxnard College, Ventura College, Santa Barbara City College, Allan Hancock Community College, CSU Channel Islands, and regional high schools to come together in order to exchange best practices with the goal of aligning our pedagogy to best serve our students.
Building on the success of the 2016 conference, the title for this year’s conference is “Sharing the Wealth: Enhancing Cultural Capital to Increase Student Success and Equity.” The conference theme explores Tara Yosso’s Community Cultural Wealth Model. In the article, “Whose Culture Has Capital? A Critical Race Theory Discussion of Community Cultural Wealth” (2005), Yosso defines six types of capital that most students bring to college: Aspirational (hope despite barriers), Linguistic (various forms of expression), Familial (reliance on family and friends), Social (networks of support), Navigational (ability to navigate “social institutions”), and Resistance (challenge inequity).
This conference is a place to explore how we (as individuals or institutions) foster the cultural capital of our students to encourage a community wealth model that cultivates student success and empowerment. We are seeking presenters to share high impact practices in a variety of formats including round table discussion, individual panel, and full panel presentations. The conference is open to any instructor from our local institutions.
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Questions? Contact Project ALAS staff at email@example.com