Diversity and Inclusive Teaching Seminar
Co-sponsored by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Program on Intergroup Relations
Co-developed by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) and the Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR), this four-week seminar provides participants the opportunity to learn about and practice a range of effective facilitation strategies for use in U-M's classrooms. We 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.
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 four 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 four sessions.
Due to limited space and high demand for the seminar, an application process has been instituted for this series. To be considered, you must submit an application form to be reviewed by the instructors by January 16, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so it is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by January 17th and be asked to submit responses to an intake survey before January 22nd. Failure to complete the intake survey by the deadline will result in losing your spot in the seminar.