About the Network
The Open Door Pedagogy Network began in fall 2020 as part of the 2020 Initiative. It aims to foster community, mentorship, and mutual support by providing infrastructure for teachers connecting with teachers. It hopes both to support faculty who might be wrestling with a specific problem or incident, and also to “support the supporters” with a college-wide conversation on the nuances of powerful and equitable teaching.
Members participate in an orientation meeting where they learn about available resources and share ideas for encouraging the pedagogy community in their departments and in CLA. A final meeting at the end of the academic year provides members an opportunity to share their experiences. Throughout the academic year, training opportunities supported by the Dean's office are also made available to them.
The goal is to cultivate a network of established faculty who commit to staying up-to-date on teaching methods and approaches; who are willing to be available to their colleagues to drop in and discuss these kinds of issues; and who share ideas, experiences, and information with other colleagues across the College.
Members were selected based on their teaching experience, training, area of expertise, and willingness to serve.
Network members provide opportunities for informal conversations only. They do not provide official determinations about CSU policy, legal advice, grievances, or formal action.
Contact the Network Coordinator, Rosa Mikeal Martey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.