Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center Hosts Open Teaching Event

This unique and important educational opportunity opens up classrooms to faculty, staff and students.

The Texas Tech University Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center (CCAAC) is hosting “Teaching Diversity Across the Curriculum: Open Teaching Concept.” According to Aliza Wong, faculty liaison to the CCAAC, the program offers students a unique and important educational opportunity by opening up classrooms to faculty, staff and students and encouraging interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary discussion.

Schedule of events:

A Brief Treatise on the Imagination

12:30 – 2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 11

ENGL 201

Speaker: Dr. Ross Gay

International News Coverage of the 2012 U.S. Election

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

MCOM 082

Speaker: Dr. Kent Wilkinson

Let’s Talk About Sex: Scandal, Sexuality, and the Debate Over Morality in Presidential Politics, Past and Present

12:30 – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Student Union Building

Escondido Theater

Speaker: Dr. Emily Skidmore

Editorial Cartoons, Comics, and Politics

3:30 – 4:50 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

MCOM 359

Speaker: Dr. Rob Weiner

The Impact of the 2011 Election on the Mental Health of American Families and Communities

6 – 8:50 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

MCOM 057

Speaker: Dr. Aretha Marbley

What Are Politics Doing in a Nice Field Like Education?: Politics and Education in the U.S.

1 – 1:50 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

EDUC 001

Speaker: Dr. Fernando Valle

Personal-Political Linkages in Health Care Policies

6 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 17


Speaker: Dr. Jacki Fitzpatrick

Photography and the Political Process

3:30 – 4:50 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18

MCOM 359

Speaker: Jerod Foster

War Along the Border

6 – 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Senate Room (Student Union Building)

Panel Discussion with:

Dr. Arnoldo De Léon, Angelo State University

Dr. John Klingemann, Angelo State University

Dr. Miguel Levario, Texas Tech University

Europe and the American Presidency

1 – 1:50 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 19


Speaker: Dr. Aliza Wong

Does the Foreign Policy Debate End at the Water’s Edge?

1 – 1:50 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 26


Speaker: Dr. Ron Milam

Co-curricular event schedule:

Film Screening

9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Cinemark Tinseltown

The Campaign

Worldwide Showcase

7 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Allen Theatre, Student Union Building

Tickets available at 101 Doak

Organized by Students for Global Connections

Latin Film Festival: The Immigrant Experience

Oct. 28 – 29

Films include: Crossing Over, A Day Without a Mexican, Innocent Voices, and The Proposal

For viewing times and locations visit

Film Screening and Discussion

6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Student Union Building

Escondido Theater>

Director, Curtis Chin: Vincent Who?

A film about the murder that awakened a people and ignited the Asian American civil rights movement