Dunstan is the NCSU Assistant Director of the Office of Assessment. Her research examines dialect as an element of diversity that shapes the college experience, particularly for speakers of non-standardized dialects of English. Dunstan and Jaeger (2015) found that students from rural, Southern Appalachia felt that their use of a regional dialect put them at a disadvantage in the college classroom. The students interviewed by Dunstan reported that “they had been hesitant to speak in class, felt singled out, dreaded oral presentations, tried to change the way they talked, and felt that they had to work harder to earn the respect of faculty and peers”. In addition to speaking about her work with Appalachian college students, Dunstan would accompany members of the Department of Linguistics to a meeting with the UK office of Academic and Student Affairs to discuss how to meet the needs of all UK students, regardless of linguistic background.
Date: Oct 8, 2019 (Tuesday)
Light Lunch Reception: 11:15am-12:15pm, Multipurpose Room, WTY Library
Panel: 12:30-1:45pm, UKAA Auditorium, WTY Library
Evening Reception: 5-7pm, Lyric Theater
As part of the Year of Equity programming, this panel brings together organizers, activists, and healthcare providers from national organizations red states to discuss challenges, approaches, and perspectives in advancing reproductive justice. Centering on the experiences and leadership of women, trans, and non-binary people of color, this panel will present latest community research, initiatives, and advocacy on reproductive justice.
Panelists, in alphabetical order, include:
- Kelli Goode, Trans rights activist, artist, and cultural writer
- Dr. Nikia Grayson, Director of Midwifery Services, CHOICES
- Oriaku Njoku, Executive Director and Co-founder, Access Reproductive Care-Southeast
- Jessica Roach, Executive Director and Founder, ROOTT
- Cherisse Scott, CEO and Founder, SisterReach
- Ondine Quinn, MSW, Sexuality Educator and Board Treasurer, Kentucky Health Justice Network
In addition to the Year of Equity, this event is co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology, Gender and Women Studies, Sociology, and Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies; the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, the Center for Health Equity Transformation, the Center for Equality and Social Justice, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health, the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and Kentucky Health Justice Network.
With "Banned Books Week" celebrated last week and "Teen Read Week" coming up Oct.18-24, exploring the world through literature seems to always be in season. For professors at the University of Kentucky, books have impacted their lives and careers in surprising ways.
Started in the summer of 2012 as an intensive “boot camp” to help University of Kentucky’s new students prepare for college-level calculus, the FastTrack program has become an integral part of efforts to help students transition to the college classroom.
Some faculty featured in the New Faculty podcast series already have a history with the University of Kentucky. Nevertheless, we want to feature them and let our listeners get to know our faculty a bit better! This time, we interview Beth Connors-Manke from the Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies Department.
This podcast was produced by David Cole.
In April, 2015, WRD held its end-of-semester ceremony in the Boone Center, commemorating students and faculty alike for their talent and hard work. Afterwards, we caught up with several faculty members and students to ask them about what writing means to them, and beyond them.