Soledad Garcia-King

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus


Dr. Soledad Garcia King is the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at UNM Valencia Campus. She provides training and professional development for the faculty. She has taught at UNM Valenica for 16 years teaching Spanish, IT and Education courses. She has also taught in the K-12 environment as a dual language teacher. Here passion for diversity and inclusion comes from her background as a Spanish as a heritage language and dual language teaching experience.

Conference Topic:

Words have meaning and consequences


Stereotyping Students and Students Stereotyping


A stereotype, either positive or negative, is an erroneous generalization of a social group. It is a preconceived idea that attributes certain characteristics to all members of a social group; while at the same time, does not take into account of individual differences. In this session, we will discuss the two forms and two sources of stereotype, explore the impacts of stereotypes on a student and demonstrate how an instructor can intervene and help students to nurture their friendship.

Other Speakers on this presentation:

Julia Wai-Yin So

Amir Hedayati

Heather Sweetser