The mission of the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) is to assist CU-Colorado Springs Faculty in maximizing the effectiveness of their teaching. We provide training, resources, discussions, courses and assistance to faculty members wishing to improve and innovate their teaching practices.
The name, ?The Knapsack Institute? hails from Peggy McIntosh?s renowned article, "White privilege and male privilege: A personal account of coming to see correspondences through work in women's studies,? in which she states:" "I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was 'meant' to remain oblivious. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, assurances, tools, maps, guides, codebooks, passports, visas, clothes, compass, emergency gear, and blank checks." (Peggy McIntosh, 1988 "White privilege and male privilege: A personal account of coming to see correspondences through work in women's studies." Excerpted from Working Paper 189, Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Wellesley, MA.)
Did you know that UCCS students have options of attending another college here in the UCCS for up to one year? There are many options available to the student, including paying UCCS tuition and getting UCCS credit while at the other school. Please see the website athttp://www.uccs.edu/~las/NSE/index.htm for more information.