Seed Grant Award: Designing Antiracist Case Studies

Kathleen Mullen, Nursing; Michael Devlin, Psychiatry; Latisha Hanson, Nursing; Letty Moss-Salentijn, Dental Medicine

Mullen Seed Grant

The Designing Antiracist Case Studies program will engage participants in exploring racism in the teaching and learning strategy of patient/client case studies. Faculty, teaching assistants, and other instructors in the schools of dentistry, genetic counseling, medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological counseling, and social work will engage in various collaborative activities during two virtual workshops focused on case study development. Students will be solicited from all health professional schools to contribute critical incident reports, and to critique the products generated by faculty in the Workshops. 


The goal of the program is to provide health profession instructors with structural racism education to stimulate evaluation and revision of a specific teaching and learning strategy. The expectation is instructors will subsequently engage in an intentional review of the teaching and learning strategies, and assessment methods they employ, to eradicate racism from the curriculum. The projected implementation of the workshops is January-February, 2021.

This project was funded through the Addressing Racism: A Call to Action for Higher Education initiative of the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement.