The Effects of Racial Microaggressions on Belonging and Success for Students of Color
Guest Speaker J. Luke Wood, Ph.D.
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Presentation: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Debriefing Sessions: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: Online, register in advance to attend via Zoom
Open to the entire WCC community: faculty, staff, administration, and students are welcome!
Racial microaggressions are commonly understood as racially insensitive snubs, slights, insults, and putdowns that invalidate the experiences and intellectual capabilities of people of color. While some may assume racial microaggressions are harmless, published research on student success confirms the cumulative effect of these behaviors have a deleterious influence on people of color’s sense of belonging, welcomeness to engage, self-efficacy, and success in postsecondary education. Thus, the purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to the concept of microaggressions, discuss how microaggressions manifest in academic contexts, highlight the most common microaggressions experienced by students of color in education, and highlight strategies that have been proven effective in challenging racial microaggressions in education.
J. Luke Wood, Ph.D. is Vice President of Student Affairs & Campus Diversity and Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Education at San Diego State University. Wood also serves as the Co-Director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL), a national research and practice center that partners with community colleges to support their capacity in advancing outcomes for underserved students of color.
The Center for Teaching and Learning
Learning Initiatives & Student Success
Strong Start to Finish
The Department of Student Involvement
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Questions? Contact Dr. Michele Campagna, Assistant Dean, Learning Initiatives & Student Success Michele.Campagna@sunywcc.edu