Learning Community – Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom
5 sessions, Thursdays (2/20 – 3/26) | 11:30 – 12:45 PM | Morrill I N336 | Lunch Provided
In this Learning Community, we will meet weekly for discussions and activities based on the materials from the Cornell Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom". The MOOC focuses on how to create inclusive and welcoming courses to support student learning. We ask participants to commit to all 5 meetings.
Learn more and register for the Learning Community and Cornell MOOC here.
Mentoring Discussion: Teaching for Black Lives
Thursday, February 27 | 12:00 – 1:30PM | Furcolo Hall, Rm 101
Passionate about teaching? Interested in learning about strategies for supporting racial, cultural and linguistic diversity in the classroom? Join us for lunch with Dyan Watson, Jesse Hagopian and Wayne Au, Editors of Teaching for Black Lives! This informal discussion will be an opportunity to discuss challenges, strategies and advice on how to create and support an inclusive classroom. Co-Sponsored by the UMass Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies
Incorporating Diversity into Academic Careers
Monday, March 2nd | 4:30 – 5:30PM | Goodell 528
Interested in an academic career? Want to learn ways in which you can incorporate diversity into your research and career goals? Join us for an informal conversation with Dr. Buju Dasgupta, Director of UMass Institute of Diversity Sciences. Learn about the current ways you can participate in activities at the Institute of Diversity Sciences to benefit your career as a future faculty.
Mentor Training for Graduate Students
March 18 – 20 | Details TBD
Interested in learning how to be a better mentor to your undergrads, or for a future faculty position? Join us for our Mentor Training for Graduate Students. The training focuses on a series of items for discussion – interesting case studies, sample compacts you might have with your students, etc. In a small group, you will discuss these materials with the help of trained facilitators. Not only will be help with your mentoring relationships with undergrads, but also with your current mentors.
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Effecting Change in Academia: Tips from AAAS Senior Advisor, Dr. Shirley Malcom
March 30 or 31 | Details TBD
Want to learn how to effect change in academia? Join us for an informal meeting with Dr. Shirley Malcom, Senior Advisor and director of SEA Change at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She works to support transformative change in teaching and learning, research and practice to improve the quality and increase access to education and careers in STEM fields. Dr. Malcom is the 2020 Annual UMass ADVANCE Lecture speaker. Sponsored by the UMass ADVANCE Program.
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