Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series 2019

Please join us for a series of workshops on Inclusive Teaching during the second week of May.
An overview of the series can be found here.

Event Audience Dates Short description
Transparency for Equity: Principles of Transparent Assignment Design (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This session is full.

What does ‘transparency’ mean in a teaching-learning context, and how can it support equitable and inclusive teaching practice? This session will provide an overview of key research findings about the beneficial effects of transparency for student learning, especially for those students who have been historically underserved by higher education. We will focus particularly on practices for clearly communicating purpose, task, and criteria in...

Understanding How Stereotype Threat, Impostor Syndrome, and Growth Mindset Affect Student Learning (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

This session is full.

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 the ways instructor language and behaviors can mitigate...

Disability and Accessible Teaching: Current Perspectives and Best Practices (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:45pm - 3:45pm

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Understanding disability and promoting accessibility are central to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. In this workshop, participants will gain a better understanding of what disability is and how thinking about disability has evolved. Participants will leave with a range of inclusive teaching practices and Universal Design principles to make their own courses more accessible and transparent.

This workshop is part of this year's Inclusive...

Managing Emergent Crises in Diverse Student Teams (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Designing and supporting student teams can be tricky, especially when considering the range of identities, experiences, abilities, and personalities in our classrooms. Even so, research shows that when students learn alongside with diverse peers their teams generate better solutions to problems and they demonstrate enhanced critical thinking skills. In this interactive session, instructors will discuss their experiences using teams, brainstorm strategies for preventing and mitigating...
Applying Principles of Transparency to Classroom Discussions (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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What are the purposes of class discussion in your courses? What do you (or can you) use discussions to help students learn? How do you communicate to students your expectations around their participation in discussion, and how do you fairly assess this dimension of their learning? In this interactive workshop participants will reflect upon their use of class discussion and apply principles of transparency to improve equity and inclusion in their practice.

Inclusive Teaching Means Inclusive Grading Practices Too (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Grading and assessment practices influence much that happens in university classrooms. Given that, discussions of inclusive teaching must attend to issues of assessment -- from assignment design to feedback mechanisms to grading. This session will engage instructors in conversations and activities designed to foreground diversity and inclusion in considerations of assessment and grading practices. Drawing on a range of research traditions, we will consider how...

Teaching About Race & Ethnicity in Predominantly White Classrooms (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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This workshop is intended for instructors interested in learning how to ethically and effectively teach about race, ethnicity, and inequality in predominantly white classrooms. Instructors may worry that teaching about and discussing race and ethnicity in classrooms that lack racial and ethnic diversity may bring up issues such as tokenism, misrepresentation, silence, and resistance. This workshop is designed to offer a framework and strategies to help prevent...

Teaching in Tumultuous Times: Making Choices about How to Address the World Beyond Your Classroom (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

This session is full.

Racist fliers, hateful graffiti, mass shootings, emails threatening violence:  Students often report feeling alienated or confused when instructors in their courses do not acknowledge such unsettling events going on in the world outside the classroom. We know that students can find it difficult to learn in the midst of such troubling events and that courses across the curriculum can offer students tools for understanding and navigating a broad range of...