WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
CIIA > SHOWCASE INDEX > SHOWCASE 2010
ISSUE 12
This year's Showcase theme, 'Teaching for Tolerance,' honors WWU faculty who
engage students by promoting diversity through their coursework.
> Click here to learn more about this year's theme.
CAROLYN
NIELSEN
JOURNALISM
Carolyn Nielsen, Assistant Professor in the Journalism Department, incorporates diversity and representation issues in her newswriting and reporting classes via course materials, methods, and assignments.


JILL
HECKATHORN
PEHR
Jill Heckathorn, Senior Instructor in the Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Department focuses on social justice by using experiential and service learning throughout her curriculum to engage students with people with disabilities, older adults, and persons from diverse cultures.

NICOLE
BROWN
ENGLISH
Nicole Brown, Associate Professor in the English Department, teaches a visual rhetoric class focusing on social justice issues and has her students examine how texts and images create meaning, make arguments, and mobilize action.


Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. It is fostered by knowledge, openness, communication, and freedom of thought, conscience and belief.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization