Autumn 2020 LEAD 298
Instructor: Professor Ed Taylor
Offered via remote learning
From a pandemic to economic fallout to dissent over race and policing, 2020 is sure to be remembered as a year of historic upheaval and change.
And it’s not even over. A national election season that will garner unprecedented worldwide attention awaits, and we still have more questions than answers about what we’ll do, individually and collectively, to address the challenges that have surged in recent months. This course will probe what national thought leaders are doing to meet the imperatives of this particular moment through their research, scholarship, and service — inquiries with insights, actions with impact. Students enrolled in this course will engage in a series of talks, lectures and dialogues with over 20 faculty representing all of the UW’s colleges and schools. Further, students will be asked to document their own experiences in such a way that a time capsule is created for future generations of UW teachers and learners. How shall this moment be remembered? Enroll in this course and be a part of the answer to that question.
About the instructor
Professor Edward Taylor is vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs where he oversees educational opportunities that advance and deepen the undergraduate experience.
Dr. Taylor is a professor in the UW’s College of Education, which he joined in 1995. His research and teaching center on comparative education in the U.S. and South Africa, moral dimensions of education and integrative education, and leadership in education and social justice. He has written, taught and presented extensively on these topics. He co-edited Foundations of Critical Race Theory in Education, and his co-authored books include Transformative Conversations: A Guide to Mentoring Communities Among Colleagues in Higher Education and Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience: The University of Washington’s Growth in Faculty Teaching Study. Dr. Taylor has also authored multiple journal articles.
Dr. Taylor co-chaired, with Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity and University Diversity Officer Rickey Hall, the tri-campus Race & Equity Initiative.