Decolonizing Your Syllabus

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
10:05 AM - 11:20 AM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

The session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. 


This event has reached capacity and is no longer accepting registrations.


Decolonizing your syllabus (and ultimately our entire curricula) requires looking outside of our discipline and the West to engage other scholarship and practices to build a foundation for what decolonization looks like. This workshop will introduce participants to the decolonization movement and demonstrate how it can be applied to our curricula and pedagogy.


This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.

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Nicole A. Cooke Ph.D.
Augusta Baker Endowed Chair
Associate Professor
School of Information Science
College of Information and Communications

Nicole A. Cooke is the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. Her research and teaching interests include human information behavior, critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship. She was the 2019 Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, and she has edited and authored several books, including Information Services to Diverse Populations and Fake News and Alternative Facts: Information Literacy in a Post-truth Era.

Tisha M. Felder, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor
Cancer Prevention & Control Program
Arnold School of Public Health and 
College of Nursing

Tisha Felder is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina. Her program of research focuses on achieving equity in African American women’s health. She has been recognized as a 2019 “40 Under 40” Leader in Health by the National Minority Quality Forum and a 2019 UofSC Breakthrough Star. Her teaching and service activities include teaching applied research courses and serving in leadership roles that promote diversity, academic research and professional development.