This series is a collaborative effort with Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and aims to build your skills and knowledge while engaging in conversation and discussion with colleagues during a lunch and learn format. Connect your work with the workshop topic and leave with concrete ideas for incorporating it into your classroom experience.
Spring 2022 Update
This semester, the Focus on Teaching and Learning series is on hiatus while we plan for an exciting fall 2022 schedule.
This series of workshops designed for faculty will heighten awareness of and provide worthwhile practice with issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as they relate to the college classroom. Faculty who complete the five experiences will earn certificates of completion.
Establishing Civility and Positive Climate in Your Teaching Environment
Asynchronous via Blackboard This workshop affords participants a chance to explore strategies for fostering civil behavior and positive climate in their courses. Please register online to participate. Link
Identifying and Reducing Implicit Bias in Pedagogical Decision-Making
Asynchronous via Blackboard This workshop affords participants a chance to explore some common types of implicit bias as they relate to education and fosters opportunities to think through ways to reduce these types of bias in higher education courses. Please register online to participate. Link
Navigating Challenges of Diversity in the Classroom
Asynchronous via Blackboard Work through reality-based classroom scenarios dealing with issues of diversity and inclusion using a framework designed to build equity literacy. Please register online to participate. Link
Problematizing Identity and Intersectionality on the College Campus
Asynchronous via Blackboard Explore the topics of identity and intersectionality as they relate to college teaching and learning. Please register online to attend. Link
Transparent Teaching: An Evidence-Based Inclusive Practice
Asynchronous via Blackboard Evidence shows that making assignments transparent can positively impact students’ course performance and remove barriers to student success. Transparent teaching practices help to make classrooms inclusive and to create equitable learning experiences. Please register online to participate. Link