2017 Seminar Series

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Increasingly, employers are interested in how prospective employees will contribute to organizational goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a diversity statement as part of the application process. In this interactive session, we will discuss best practices for writing diversity statements, examine sample statements, and work through activities designed to help participants start writing their own statement.

 

 

Event Information
Dates: 
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location (Room): 
Other - See planning notes
Presenter(s): 
Nicole Tuttle, Instructional Consultant, CRLT
Presenter(s): 
Laura Schram, Director of Graduate Student Professional and Academic Development, Rackham Graduate School
Presenter(s): 
Deborah Willis, Manager Graduate Student Career Exploration, Rackham Graduate School
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate
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Research shows that when students worry about fulfilling a negative stereotype related to certain social identities, it can hurt their learning (a phenomenon known as stereotype threat). Research also shows that an instructor’s beliefs about their own and their students’ intelligence and ability impact the classroom environment. In this interactive session, participants will reflect on instructor and student social identities and learn about strategies for mitigating stereotype threat and encouraging a growth mindset for students in their classes.

Event Information
Dates: 
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Nicole Tuttle, Instructional Consultant, CRLT
Presenter(s): 
Audra Baleisis, Instructional Consultant, CRLT-Engineering
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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This session is full.

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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This workshop is full!

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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