- participation in the University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center Professors Off Campus Program, with projects that involved Title I schools with heavily Latin American immigrant
and Latino student populations.
2014-2015 Professors Off Campus
Juan Carlos Claudio - Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Dance
Professor Claudio's project is titled "Bridging Cultures to Form a Nation: Dancing
Through Differences in a Community of Democratic Thinking." Partnering with Bryant
Middle School of the Salt Lake City School District, Claudio will use dance as a medium
to enhance personal and social responsibility while expanding students' knowledge
of peoples of different cultures. By exploring dance as a means of empowerment, discovery,
and community building, he looks to reduce the school's truancy rate and cultivate
personal ownership by students in their academic studies.
2012-13 Professors Off Campus
Susie Porter - Associate Professor, Department of History/Gender Studies Program
Professor Porter's project brings together the University of Utah's Gender Studies
program, the Women's Resource Center, and Franklin Elementary School to provide opportunities
for University students to mentor young girls' self-esteem, skill development, and