Teaching for Digital Equity and Cultural Relevance

  • July 19, 2024 | 10:00 AM PT

Join us for an engaging webinar hosted by Every Learner Everywhere and facilitated by CORA Learning. We will explore the research brief “Infusing Culturally Relevant Content in Gateway Courses in Postsecondary Education” and introduce our transformative online professional development course, “Teaching for Digital Equity: Implications for Diverse Learners.” Dr. Frank Harris III and Dr. Sim Barhoum will discuss their recent research on faculty perceptions of culturally relevant content conducted by San Diego State CCEAL and CORA Learning. This session aims to empower higher education faculty with innovative teaching practices that promote inclusive and equitable learning environments.

Discover how culturally relevant content enhances student success in gateway courses, informed by our latest research findings. We will also announce CORA Learning’s new role as a Technical Assistance Service Provider within the Every Learner Everywhere network, expanding our capacity to support institutions in leveraging digital learning for equitable outcomes.

Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding and explore partnership opportunities with CORA to bring accredited, evidence-based, equity-focused professional learning to your campus.


Workshop Leaders

Dr. Frank Harris III

Dr. Frank Harris III

Sr. VP of Research and Development, CORA Learning Professor of Postsecondary Education and Co-Director of CCEAL, San Diego State University

Dr. Frank Harris is a professor for postsecondary education and director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) at San Diego State University. He is best known for his expertise in racial [in]equity in postsecondary education and has made important contributions to knowledge about college student development and the social construction of gender and race in college contexts. His work prioritizes populations that have been historically underrepresented and underserved in education, and he has obtained competitive grants and extramural funding for his research. Harris’s scholarship has been published in leading journals for higher education and student affairs research and practice, and his commentary has been sought by high-profile media outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He also has delivered thousands of academic and professional presentations throughout his career. During the Obama Administration, Harris was invited to The White House to share his knowledge and expertise on the status of boys and men of color in education. He also served on the Every Learner Everywhere Equity Advisory Board and serves on the Partnership for College Completion Board. Dr. Harris earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies at Loyola Marymount University, a master’s degree in speech communication at California State University, Northridge, and a doctorate in higher education from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Sim Barhoum

Dr. Sim Barhoum

Director of Content & Education, CORA Learning Professor of Humanities, San Diego Mesa College

Dr. Sim Barhoum is a professor of English at San Diego Mesa College. Dr. Barhoum has taught a wide range of higher education courses from pre-transfer and basic skills to transfer and graduate level in a variety of teaching formats, from traditional courses to hybrid and online education. He teaches, trains, and runs the education of over 150 tutors in a variety of San Diego Mesa College’s outlets, including Disabled Student Services, Veteran’s Center, and local San Diego high schools. Dr. Barhoum’s research focuses on developmental pathways, barriers to underserved students, and best practices for helping students succeed inside and outside the classroom. Dr. Barhoum earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership with a specialization in community college/postsecondary education from San Diego State University.