Teaching & Consulting

Teaching Philosophy:

My perspective on methods and pedagogy is very clear. I recognize and firmly acknowledge that everyone, including students, possesses valuable insights and knowledge that can and should be incorporated into courses.

Furthermore, all knowledge does not reside within academia or other institutions, nor should it. Knowledge comes from life experience as well. As such, my teaching and classroom philosophy is that I may be the teaching assistant or teacher of a course, however, I view myself as a facilitator of students’ learning experience. I desire to provide guidance through lectures, but also provide a more hands-on application opportunity for students as a way to honor the differences in learning styles. I enjoy teaching because sharing knowledge and information with others is powerful.

Teaching Activities

CHS 210, fall 2019

Teaching Assistant, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Faculty: Dr. Gilbert C. Gee

Course Title: Foundations of Community Health Sciences (CHS 210)

Course Type: Graduate Course, MPH students

Course Description: Basic concepts, relationships, and policy issues in the field of community health, variability in definitions of health and illness, correlates of health and illness behavior, the impact of social and community structure on health status, major contemporary approaches to health promotion and health education at the community level. Use of comparative international perspective. (4 units).

Key responsibilities: Led a weekly discussion section for one hour with 20 students, held weekly office hours (1 hour), collaboratively developed exam questions, graded assignments, and exams for approximately 60 students.

PH 200A, fall 2020 (virtual)

Teaching Assistant, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Faculty: Dr. Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez

Course Title: Foundations in Public Health (PH 200A)

Course Type: Graduate Course, MPH students

Course Description: Introduction to foundational concepts, definitions, historical milestones, and methods related to five core disciplines of public health. (8 units).

Key responsibilities: Serve as TA for Community Health Sciences (CHS) portion of course. Hold weekly office hours (1 hour), attend preparation meetings with section faculty, co-manage virtual sessions via Zoom, including monitoring and recording attendance, monitoring chat messages, answering student questions, facilitating breakout rooms, uploading class recordings to the course website, check course email, and collaboratively develop exam questions, grade assignments, and exams for approximately 120 students.

PH 200B, winter 2021 (virtual)

Teaching Assistant, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Faculty: Dr. Jennifer Wagman

Course Title: Foundations in Public Health (PH 200B)

Course Type: Graduate Course, MPH students

Course Description: Introduction to foundational concepts, definitions, historical milestones, and methods related to five core disciplines of public health. (8 units).

Key responsibilities: Serve as TA for Community Health Sciences (CHS) portion of course. Hold weekly office hours (1 hour), attend preparation meetings with section faculty, co-manage virtual sessions via Zoom, including monitoring and recording attendance, monitoring chat messages, answering student questions, facilitating breakout rooms, uploading class recordings to the course website, check course email, and collaboratively develop exam questions, grade assignments, and exams for approximately 120 students.

Consulting

For the past 3 years, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH). CCPH, founded in 1997, is a nonprofit membership-based organization whose mission is to promote health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. For the last 2 years, I have served as a Programs Consultant with this organization. Please see below for more information regarding my consultancy work, including key responsibilities and products which primarily consist of tasks associated with the “Introduction to Structural Inequities/Racism” Intensive and Training.

Key Tasks

Introduction to Structural Racism Intensive

2020

  • Established a working 4-month timeline that delineated necessary tasks for the transformation of an in-person intensive to a virtual platform.
  • Created a task delegation document for the project team, including due dates and materials.   
  • Drafted a schedule of events for multi-day virtual intensive.
  • Contributed feedback to curriculum development of multi-day intensive.
  • Developed participant workbook and 40-page participant resource guide.
  • Crafted a 10-question pre-assessment evaluation to be completed by participants of the intensive.

Structural Inequality Intensive: Arts-Infused

2019

  • Collaborated with the co-host organization, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, to coordinate administrative and content details. 
    • Developed participant workbook
    • Created participant resource guide
    • Crafted and organized agenda for two-day intensive 
  • Co-planned and co-facilitated a workshop focused on how arts-based authentic partnerships can be used to dismantle structural inequalities.
  • Completed an evaluation of the intensive (co-created questions, conducted full analysis), and developed an infographic to display results and trends, in collaboration with the evaluation team from the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program

Structural Inequality Intensive, CCPH . . .

2018

  • Contacted speakers, assisted with securing location, recruitment, secured bus transportation, developed registration form, monitored registration, completed honorarium forms, facilitated email correspondence with participants (including pre intensive and follow-up), shared resource list with participants, and served as evaluation liaison.
  • Co-planned and co-facilitated a workshop focused on how authentic partnerships can be used to dismantle structural inequalities.

List of Products

  • Participant Resource Guide (2019 and 2020)
  • Participant Workbook (2019, 2020)
  • Participant Agenda (2018, 2019)
  • Co-development and co-facilitation of two workshops (2018, 2019)
  • Evaluation (2017 [co-facilitated analysis], 2019)
  • Infographic Development (2017, 2019)

*List of products contains proprietary information; thus, previews and samples of these products cannot be shared. 

Testimonials


“Millicent Robinson has served as intern, consultant, and employee with CCPH for the past 3 years. In these multiple roles, she has provided invaluable support including curriculum design and administrative management of multiple projects and initiatives. Most noteworthy is her attention to structural racism and its impact on public health. Millicent has provided administrative support for our annual Introduction to Structural Inequities/Racism Intensive. She has coordinated the logistics associated with the in-person sessions both in North Carolina and Louisiana. Millicent has provided the associated evaluation from the sessions based on participant feedback and related information useful in analyzing the processes and outcomes of the training.

Millicent is a highly organized professional whose attention to timelines has significantly contributed to the overall success of multiple initiatives within our organization. Her commitment to social justice and health equity including progressive scholarship has also served to support our efforts to generate an expansive repository of curated products that support professionals engaged in partnered efforts to eliminate structural racism.”

– Al Richmond, Executive Director, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

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