Winter 2019 Seminar Series

The Diversity and Inclusive Teaching (DIT) Seminar is co-developed by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) and the Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR), with support from Rackham Graduate School and IGR. It is a five-week seminar that provides participants an opportunity to learn about and practice a range of effective facilitation strategies for use in U-M's classrooms. We will focus on pedagogical techniques that productively engage student identity and experience in the learning process, as well as balance different voices and views. We will also discuss strategies for managing student resistance and conflict.

Seminar objectives
This seminar will survey a broad range of diversity and identity related issues that present themselves in classrooms and other learning environments. The curriculum over the five weeks will explore how social identities and diversity impact student and instructor experiences. The seminar will explore issues related to:

  • the relationship between instructor identity and inclusive teaching
  • balancing power and participation in the classroom
  • strategies for working through potential “hot moments” and conflict

Participants will leave this seminar with concrete strategies for implementing change in their teaching contexts. Participants will also receive a certificate of training after completing all five sessions.  Read more »

Event Information
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Tazin Daniels, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
Shana Schoem, J.D., Assistant Director, Program on Intergroup Relations
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B3