Opinion: Pride Month is Celebration and a Call for Justice in Libraries, Classrooms, and Cafeterias By Irissa Baxter-Luper As we enter June, LGBTQIA+ Pride is celebrated across the globe. Catalyzed by riots at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969, Pride is not just a time for celebration, but a time to call for justice for LGBTQ+ individuals. As public opinion waivers, higher education institutions face an important choice: to be vocal advocates or to turn a blind eye. Across the state and country, LGBTQIA+ students continue to be bullied, classrooms are increasingly hostile, and libraries are erasing themes related to gender [...]
Opinion: Pride Month is Coming, and Oklahoma Colleges and Universities Should Publicly Commit to Fostering Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Students, Educators, and Administrators By Josiah Robinson Now more than ever, Oklahoma higher education institutions should celebrate the diversity and beauty of the thousands of LGBTQ+ students and staff in colleges and universities across the state. But the chilling effect following recent events has some afraid to speak out. Nationally, there have been an unprecedented number of bills introduced in state legislatures that target gender and sexual minorities. The safety and well-being of LGBTQ+ students, educators, and administrators on college and university [...]
Southern Nazarene University - Tulsa Campus will join the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium (THE Consortium), a collaboration of higher education institutions in the Tulsa-area.
Faculty Feature: Dr Jon Arnold, Director of Classical Studies, TU Written by Brian Cain, Postsecondary Fellow Dr. Jon Arnold is the Director of Classical Studies and Associate Professor of History at the University of Tulsa. As a historian, Dr. Arnold specifically focuses on the late Roman empire, early medieval period and Mediterranean and European history. Studying the classics as a historian means that Dr. Arnold does intense study of Greek and Latin in order to read original source material. However, what underpins his work as a historian is historiography. Dr. Arnold states that it was in high school where he learned [...]
Faculty Feature: Dr. Libby Ethridge The Tulsa Higher Education Consortium’s Faculty Feature for the month of April is Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Ethridge, Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education at OU-Tulsa. Dr. Ethridge was awarded the Provost’s Community Engagement Award for Outstanding Engaged Teaching. Recipients of the distinguished award are recognized for implementing innovative and effective teaching that demonstrates community collaboration, institutional impact and deeply engaged, high-quality learning. Dr. Ethridge was nominated by her colleagues and students, who shared that her “passion for educational advocacy manifests in her teaching, research, and service; Dr. Ethridge weaves together her work in [...]
Once we know about the barriers to persistence and completion, we must ask ourselves what to do about them.
"We are engaging in a more robust infrastructure to support the development and wider adoption of HIPs as a pedagogical strategy to foster deeper learning, support retention initiatives, and insure equitably access for all to these critical and impactful learning practices."