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Teaching Resources

Diversity & Teaching Presentations

The TEFD organizes a Diversity & Teaching Workshop Series to promote inclusive teaching and learning on campus.

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In “Positionality: How Does ‘Who We Are’ Affect ‘What We Do’,” Dr. Jesse Tauriac encouraged faculty to examine how an instructor’s unique social identity factors into the teaching experience and shapes interactions on multicultural topics.

   
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In “Difficult Dialogues and Stereotype Threat,” Dr. Tasha Souza provided a communication framework and sample response language to guide difficult discussions in the classroom, minimize stereotype threat, and assess the outcomes of challenging discussions. See Dr. Souza’s handout on Difficult Dialogues for how to respond to situations in the classroom as well as information on setting ground rules.

   
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In “Racialization, Microaggressions, and Societal Oppression,” Dr. Jesse Tauriac stressed the importance of early preparation, empathy, and perspective-taking in inclusive teaching.

   
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In “Strategies to Engage and Sustain the Diverse Classroom,” Dr. Mathew Ouellett and Dr. Christine Stanley shared evidence-based principles for multicultural course design and identified specific improvements to foster intercultural competencies and ensure inclusive excellence in the classroom.


Teaching Tips

The TEFD regularly compiles summary teaching tip documents to support consultations, workshops, and other programming. Each document contains a succinct list of recommendations, as well as sample tools and further readings that might benefit instructors.

Creating Assignments that Increase Learning and Decrease Plagarism Creating Assignments that Increase Learning and Decrease Plagarism Creating Meaningful Assignments that Promote Active Learning Creating Meaningful Assignments that Promote Active Learning
       
Designing Effective Writing Assignments

Designing Effective Writing Assignments

Developing Class Participation Guidelines Developing Class Participation Guidelines
       
Expanding Comfort Zone Model Expanding Comfort Zone Model Facilitating Difficult Discussions Facilitating Difficult Discussions
       
Pedagogy of Games Pedagogy of Games Personal Electronic Devices in the Classroom

Personal Electronic Devices in the Classroom

       
Transforming Groups into Successful Teams

Transforming Groups into Successful Teams

 

 

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