Best Practices for Fostering Students’ Capacities to Engage with Issues of Diversity

Teaching Workshop

Date:  Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time:  2:30PM to 4:00PM
Location:  301 Goodell, TEFD Conference room

Workshop Overview

Many courses engage students with diverse social, cultural, and political perspectives, and issues related to diversity, power, privilege, and oppression. This includes General Education courses holding the new DU/DG designation, which will also have to meet the new diversity learning outcomes. Yet, many course instructors feel un- or underprepared to engage students constructively with difficult and potentially controversial diversity-related topics.

In this workshop, participants will explore best practices for creating inclusive learning environments that foster students’ capacities and skills to engage in class conversations on diversity issues, and for meeting the new GenEd diversity learning outcomes. Participants will also consider strategies for managing hot moments. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion.

Session Goals

  • Enhance instructors’ ability to facilitate class discussions about diversity issues.
  • Explore teaching practices that foster an inclusive and equitable learning environment.
  • Discuss strategies for facilitating difficult class discussions and managing hot moments.

Who should attend?

  • Instructors teaching a General Education course with the new DU/DG designation.
  • Instructors teaching any other course that engages students with diverse social, cultural, and political perspectives, and issues related to diversity, privilege, and discrimination or oppression.

This event is part of the Diversity Teaching Workshop Series offered by The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD), in collaboration with the General Education Council.

More information about Diversity Teaching Workshops offered by TEFD