Listening to Alternative Faculty Voices: A Counter-Storytelling Approach
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Often in our educational development work, we need to gather multiple faculty perspectives (e.g. “What are faculty needs around x?”). However, it is often easiest to listen to faculty voices that are the loudest, the most accessible, or the most familiar to us. Counter-storytelling, “a method of telling the stories of those people whose experiences are not often told” (Solorzano and Yosso, 2002:26), allows us to listen to faculty members who have the most experience in our institutions with racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, classism, and American imperialism. Upon hearing these perspectives, we can move beyond dominant narratives in our institutions.