As an instructor, how can you show that you care, and contribute to the success of an increasingly diverse student body (e.g., race, gender, socio-economic status, career stage, age, etc.)? Join us in this course as we address these questions, and build your skills to promote the academic success of all students in your current and future classrooms. Through readings, discussions, case scenarios, and the development of an inclusive micro-teaching plan, we will reflect on and develop practical strategies to address critical issues of diversity that impact college students and their educational success. This course is focused on the practical application of learning about teaching inclusively. Emphasis in the course will be placed on real-time strategies for both addressing hot moments, microaggressions and difficult conversations in the classroom, and for planning an effective, inclusive teaching session.
As a result of taking this course, participants will:
1. Develop an appreciation for the experiences of diverse learners in higher education;
2. Demonstrate understanding of diversity, equity and inclusivity as they relate to teaching and student learning;
3. Practice addressing - in real time - difficult conversations in the classroom;
4. Recognize the range of inclusive pedagogical practices and develop the ability to implement one or more in a classroom setting;
5. Develop and demonstrate an inclusive micro-teaching plan.
This course has weekly online sessions at 2PM - 4PM ET / 1PM - 3PM CT / 12PM - 2PM MT / 11AM - 1PM PT on Tuesdays, starting October 3 and ending November 28.
Instructors anticipate students will need to spend 1-2 hours per week on work outside of class sessions.
Registration & Enrollment
This course is open for registration from Monday, August 28 through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 for early bird priority. The course is limited to 30 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.