Indianapolis, IN (February 2015) – The Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) will host a retreat for all division faculty and staff on Friday, February 20, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Hine Hall on IUPUI’s campus.
Regina Turner, chair of the planning committee, stated, “I’m excited about the retreat. The theme is on [social] class and how class affects the learning enterprise. Class is hard to get a handle on because we pretend it doesn’t exist. The intent of the retreat is to pull it out of the closet and take an informed look at it from the top end to the lower end because class touches all of us.”
Dr. Will Barrett, author of the book Social Class on Campus, will be leading the retreat. Barrett teaches masters and doctoral students in the Department of Educational Leadership at Indiana State University. In 2008, he received the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award, and in 2006-2007, he was the Holmstedt Distinguished Professor at Bayh College of Education. A copy of the book will be available to attendees at the end of the day. Reviewers say, “The book is a playful read and enjoyable.”