2017 Seminar Series

Students bring a diversity of needs to our classroom. Teaching with accessibility in mind can help us include and accommodate them all. In this session you will learn how to incorporate inclusive teaching principles and practices that promote accessibility to all students.

Event Information
Dates: 
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Stephanie Rosen, Associate Librarian and Accessibility Specialist, University Library
Presenter(s): 
Grant Jackson, Postdoctoral Research Associate for Diversity and Inclusive Teaching, CRLT
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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Research on teaching and learning highlights the importance of an explicitly inclusive classroom climate for student learning. This includes the value of learning collaboratively with diverse peers and the benefits of intentionally connecting course content to students’ life experience and goals for the future. How might these ideas inform your regular classroom practice to result in more inclusive learning environments? In this activities-based workshop, instructors will experience and reflect upon teaching strategies for helping students engage and learn across their differences, as well as for introducing course material in ways that productively draw upon students' various backgrounds and perspectives. This workshop is designed for instructors in any discipline.

Event Information
Dates: 
Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Grant Jackson, Postdoctoral Research Associate for Diversity and Inclusive Teaching, CRLT
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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This session focuses on ways faculty and GSIs, through their classroom teaching, can contribute to a welcoming campus climate for a diverse range of students at U-M. Specifically, participants will develop their skills for preventing, identifying, and responding to identity-based microaggressions among students in undergraduate classrooms. The program suggests that instructors are important allies in addressing behaviors that can create a hostile climate. This workshop is designed to prepare them to play such an ally role.

Event Information
Dates: 
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Victoria A. Genetin, Assistant Director, Diversity and Inclusivity, CRLT
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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Are your students off-task, apathetic, or absent? Do you want to stimulate their intellectual curiosity? In this interactive workshop, you will identify specific teaching strategies to better engage and motivate your students.

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Event Information
Dates: 
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Location (Room): 
1180 Duderstadt
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2
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Research suggests that individual instructors play a key role in retaining a diverse engineering student body. In this workshop, you will learn specific classroom strategies and teaching behaviors that improve student success as well as hear advice for implementing these strategies into your own classroom. Though underrepresented groups may have the most to gain, these strategies are likely to improve student retention and performance of all students.

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Event Information
Dates: 
Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location (Room): 
1180 Duderstadt
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2
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