Complimentary Access to National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

As part of the university’s commitment to improving the campus climate, an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is now available to all faculty, postdoctoral workers and graduate students at no cost. The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of scholars and students from more than 450 colleges and universities. Its resources are intended to benefit faculty and students of color, as well as all who are in need of general mentoring and looking for support during their career transitions. To activate your membership, visit the NCFDD website. For more information, visit Diversity Matters

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Helping Students Succeed through Well-Written Assignments

Simple changes in how we design and explain our assignments can make a big difference in student performance. Join us for a workshop on designing clear, specific assignments.

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Scholarly Writing Retreat - February 2019

Please join us for our monthly retreat where you can focus on scholarly writing in the company of colleagues. You are welcome to drop-in throughout the day. More "Scholarly Writing Retreat" info.

Monday, February 25, 2019 -
12:15PM to 1:45PM
Diversity Lunch Talk: Teaching Inclusively in Large and Online Classes with Lara Al-Hariri, Bryan Monesson-Olson, Raeann Leblanc, Lisa Fontes

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.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Gender-Inclusive Teaching: Fostering Gender Equality from Classroom to Syllabus

Join us to learn strategies for your syllabus, class activities, and overall class atmosphere in order to nurture equality and provide an environment for female students to feel valued and confident. 

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor Haivan Hoang
Haivan Hoang on Discomfort in the Classroom
Associate Professor | English

“I’ve thought about which kinds of discomfort are productive, and what kinds of safety are necessary in classes.”

Dr. Haivan Hoang, winner of the 2017 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching, discusses how best to teach texts that some students may find difficult, in the interest of "creating an open space for students to share their true perspective."