The inaugural SoCal Regional Meeting was a culminating event marking the first collaborative efforts between MAP chapters in Southern California. The event was hosted by the MAP chapter of University California Irvine's Department of Philosophy at a conference venue on UCI's campus. MAP chapter members in attendance were from the following universities: UCI, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, UC Los Angeles, and University of Southern California (USC). There were 40 chapter members in attendance.
Chapter members from the aforementioned universities constructed a research and reading list focused on issues of or relating to inclusive pedagogy and underrepresentation in philosophy. The readings are loosely organized around both theoretical and practical arguments and social scientific research on various issues relating to diversity, best classroom and teaching practices, and teaching philosophy. Theoretical readings on the list offer evaluations of the various mechanisms that contribute to challenges for individuals who belong to underrepresented groups in philosophy at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional level. Some of these readings addressed theoretical and philosophical issues relating to notions such as identity, group membership, structural injustice, while others discussed possible practices that accommodate and beneficially draw on diversity in the classroom. Over the course of the school year individual MAP chapters met periodically and independently with their own members to select and discuss readings from this collectively generated research and reading list. Chapters integrated these readings into their own respective activities and projects throughout the year and some chose to focus closely on particular issues with the intention of “teaching” the topic to the other SoCal MAP chapters at the regional meeting.
- Counter-Canon Constructions
- Which Institutional Techniques Work for Inclusivity
- Philosophical Pedagogy: Diverse Learning Styles and Historically Underrepresented Groups
- Methodological Transparency and Philosophy Pedagogy
- Pedagogy and Disabilities
- Implicit Bias and Stereotype Threat In & Out of the Classroom