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Teaching Inclusively in Large and Online Classes

Event Details

February 25, 2019
12:15 pm-1:45 pm

Campus Center

Room: 903

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Kirsten Helmer

Do you teach a large or online class and would like to get help with adapting or scaling-up inclusive teaching practices that work effectively with smaller groups of students or in face-to-face settings? Indeed, large and online classes provide particular challenges for cultivating an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students. Students in these types of classes often feel isolated since it is much harder for them to connect with each other and the instructor. However, when students feel connected and develop a sense of belonging in the class environment, this positively impacts their learning experiences and outcomes

Come to this session to learn from TIDE Ambassador Faculty Fellows Lara Al-Hariri (Chemistry), Bryan Monesson-Olson (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), Lisa Fontes (University without Walls), and Raeann Leblanc (Nursing) how they have been successfully implementing inclusive and equitable teaching practices and learning activities in their large and online classes.

Participants will leave with ideas and practical strategies on how to create a learning environment where students feel connected and supported in large or online classes.

Who should attend? All faculty and graduate student TAs/TOs

This event is part of the monthly Diversity Lunch Talks offered by The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) through its Diversity & Inclusive Teaching Professional Development Series.

More information on Diversity Lunch Talks offered by TEFD


The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

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