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Multicultural Curriculum and Research Transformation Colloquia

About the Colloquia

The third annual Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Colloquium will highlight multicultural curriculum theory and practice. Participants in the colloquium will either develop a new course syllabus or transform an existing course syllabus to include more multicultural content. Topics for the colloquium will focus on best practices for broadening and enriching the curriculum by re-envisioning goals, content, teaching strategies, assessment, and classroom interactions with a multicultural lens.

Key Topics

  • Multicultural landscape at Calvin College-the cultures at play in our classrooms and how to effectively use them in teaching and learning.
  • Discipline-specific multicultural content enrichment ideas.
  • Culturally enriched teaching techniques.
  • Effective Intercultural and cross-cultural communication.
  • Strategies for communication in conflict.



  • Review best-practice teaching strategies.
  • Network with faculty from other disciplines.
  • Improve course evaluations.
  • Strengthen outcome-measure reporting.
  • Serve as a multicultural consultant for department or division.
  • Gain opportunities for research, conference presentation and publication.
  • Contribute to the success of Calvin College's FEN goals.


New for 2013! Four full-day meetings throughout the month of June:
June 11, 13, 18, 20

Thinking about participating?
Find out more below!

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Stipend Information

Application Process