[Air-L] DEI resource possibly for your classes

Patricia Aufderheide paufder at american.edu
Tue Aug 31 14:11:18 PDT 2021

Friends and colleagues! Here at American University, we just created a resource to help<https://edspace.american.edu/deicomm365> the endlessly rotating group of folks who teach our intro course (Digital Media & Culture) with teaching materials from diverse voices and on topics reflecting many issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. My colleague Saif Shahin and I created this, with two awesome graduate students, Mariana Sanchez Santos and Marissa Woods.

We know it’s just a beginning, but we’re sharing the public version of it here<https://edspace.american.edu/deicomm365>, in case the template or model would be useful to you, as you face some of the same problems.

Here's the link!

It’s licensed under Creative Commons—cc by (use freely, with attribution), so if you find anything there that you want to port elsewhere, feel free.

And if you’d like to share feedback and/or ideas for other materials—especially class exercises!!—please write to DEIresourcesAU at gmail.com<mailto:DEIresourcesAU at gmail.com>.

We did this mostly with sweat equity and a small one-time grant, and don’t have money at the moment to keep refreshing it, but we might in the future.

Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor, School of Communication
PhD Program Director
Founder, Center for Media & Social Impact
American University
4400 Massachusetts Av., NW
American University, Washington, DC 20016-8017
McKinley Hall 323
@paufder @cmsimpact
paufder at american.edu<mailto:paufder at american.edu>
202-885-2069 office
240-643-4805 mobile
Zoom Office Hours:

Reclaiming Fair Use--t<https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/022637419X?pf_rd_p=d1f45e03-8b73-4c9a-9beb-4819111bef9a&pf_rd_r=9A4S3CXHCD8R7GBY3C8P>he second edition is out, with new stories, quizzes and entirely new chapters on the surprising success of fair use in enabling creativity!

More information about the Air-L mailing list