115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cultures of Teaching I

Session Chair: 
Cari Ryan, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Session 3: Friday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Wesselkamper 120


  1. Deborah M. Sims, University of Southern California
    This paper explains how university culture is impacted by over-reliance on teaching evaluations as the primary means of assessment for Non-Tenure-Track faculty, and explores possible solutions to providing a sustainable, ethical career path for NTT faculty.
  2. Sara Fine-Meltzer, Ben-Gurion University
    Teaching to students of at least four different cultural backgrounds, none of them Western, in the same class poses problems for the teacher who comes from a distinctly Western culture. This presentation aims to address the problems and then offer some suggestions for making it work.
  3. Alfred G. Fralin, Jr., Washington & Lee University
    A clip-based comparison of two acclaimed French films, Skirt Day (2008) and The Class (2009) underscores the heroic struggle of many teachers to overcome not only students’ aversion for learning but also the absence of administrative support for their struggle which leaves women teachers powerless to combat certain students’ culturally instilled scorn for them.
Session Cancelled: