I am a graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs 
Administration (HESA) Program at the University of Vermont (UVM). I am 
currently seeking self-identifying heterosexual White undergraduate 
teaching faculty to participate in my research study and hoping you 
could help identify or if you meet the criteria be willing to 
participate. The purpose of this exploratory study is to understand the 
perceptions of classroom climate by both faculty members and lesbian, 
gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) Students' of Color in undergraduate 
university classrooms at a pre-dominantly White institution and better 
understand its impact on pedagogy.As principal investigator, I hope this 
study may yield valuable information about how faculty can be better 
supported in effectively engaging with classroom 
diversity.Recommendations from this study could improve classroom 
climate and facilitate better support for faculty and consequently 
diverse students as well. All information from this study will be kept 

In order to be eligible to participate,

-You must be an undergraduate teaching faculty member at the University 
of Vermont.

-You must self-identify as heterosexual *_and _*self-identify as White

If you are interested or would like more information about the specifics 
of this study, please contact the principal investigator, Dirk Rodricks 
at 802-656-7990 or via e-mail at [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

This research study is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Higher 
Education and Student Affairs, Department of Leadership and 
Developmental Sciences, College of Education and Social Services at the 
University of Vermont. The Faculty Advisor is Dr. Shametrice Davis. //

If you know of others who may be interested in participating in this 
study, I would greatly appreciate your help and support in 
forwarding/posting this information to them.

Thank you for your help.

Dirk Rodricks

Candidate, M.Ed. Higher Education and Student Affairs'13

University of Vermont


Dirk J. Rodricks
Program Coordinator
Center for Cultural Pluralism
461 Main Street, Allen House
University of Vermont | Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-7990 (office) | (802) 656-3348
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