Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series

Please join us for a series of workshops on Inclusive Teaching throughout the first few weeks of May.
An overview of the series can be found here.

Event Audience Dates Short description
“It Was Just a Moment": Building Resiliently Inclusive Learning Environments (CRLT Players) Everyone
Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In this kickoff session for the Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan series, the CRLT Players use theatre to spark conversation about climate in U-M’s teaching-learning environments. Focusing on the ways seemingly small moments can have large impacts on student learning, this sketch presents reflections from a diversity of students and instructors on interpersonal interactions that threaten to erode students' sense of belonging and academic success on campus. Recognizing that such moments...

Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles in Your Classroom (for faculty) Faculty Only
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This session is particularly well suited for faculty who are relatively new to thinking deliberately about inclusive teaching practice, though anyone is welcome to attend. Much scholarship on teaching and learning provides insights about the importance of an explicitly inclusive classroom climate for student learning, the value of learning collaboratively with diverse peers, and the benefits of intentionally connecting new concepts to prior knowledge. How might these ideas inform...

The Role of Institutional Agents in Promoting Equity & Inclusion in STEM Learning & Outcomes Everyone
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CRLT, CRLT in Engineering, and the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program are pleased to welcome Dr. Lindsey E. Malcom-Piqueux from the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Southern California. During this session, faculty and graduate student educators will come to understand the concepts of equity, equity-mindedness, and the importance of institutional agents in promoting student learning and outcomes in STEM fields. Dr. Malcolm-Piqueux will arm participants with...

Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles in Your Classroom (for GSIs) Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Much scholarship on teaching and learning provides insights about the importance of an explicitly inclusive classroom climate for student learning, the value of learning collaboratively with diverse peers, and the benefits of intentionally connecting new concepts to prior knowledge. How might these ideas inform your regular classroom practice to result in more-inclusive learning environments? In this activities-based workshop, GSIs will experience and reflect upon teaching strategies for...

Understanding "Nontraditional" Student Experiences in and out of U-M classrooms (panel conversation) Everyone
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

This panel conversation will feature commentary and resources from individuals across the university who support the success of students with a diverse range of identities, backgrounds and experiences that may not be readily visible. This includes student parents, veterans, first generation, transfers, and those in recovery from substance abuse. Our goal is to provide instructors with a deeper understanding of how these students experience university life in and out of the classroom in order...

Campus Climate in Your Classroom: Responding to Student Microaggressions Everyone
Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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. Instructors are important allies in addressing behaviors that can create a hostile climate and this workshop is designed to prepare them to play such an...

Grading Matters: Inclusive Grading and Assessment Faculty Only
Thu, 05/11/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Testing and assessment practices influence much that happens in our classrooms. In this session, we will explore key findings from research on how assignment, testing, and grading practices can promote student motivation and foster learning for all our students, across diverse identities and experiences. Of particular interest will be critiques of conventional testing and grading practices (e.g. grades that rest on a small number of timed, high-stakes exams or assignments; limited feedback...

Understanding How Stereotype Threat and Growth Mindset Affect Student Learning Everyone
Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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...

Distress Signals: Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges (CRLT Players) Everyone
Fri, 05/12/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This workshop asks instructors to consider their roles and responsibilities in supporting students who face mental health challenges. Built around a scenario that presents situations and dynamics teachers commonly encounter with their students, the session will guide participants to proactively shape their pedagogical practices with an awareness of student mental health concerns. Participants will assess their current comfort and skills interacting with students who may be experiencing...

Inclusive Course Design Faculty Only
Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

In this workshop, participants will explore inclusive teaching principles and strategies that can be applied to the course design process. Geared toward faculty from any discipline, this session will provide participants with an opportunity to design a new course or re-design a pre-existing course with a particular focus on inclusive teaching methods. Participants will engage in several exercises that push them to think critically about ways they can revise assignments, assessments, syllabi...

Managing Emergent Crises in Diverse Student Teams Faculty Only
Mon, 05/15/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Designing and supporting student teams can be tricky, especially when considering the range of identities, 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 problematic...

Inclusive Strategies for Teaching with Writing Everyone
Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:00am - 11:00am

This session, sponsored by the LEO Anti-Racism Task Force, will help instructors who assign writing in courses across the curriculum to make the strategies we use for developing writing assignments, providing feedback, and coaching peer review more inclusive of all learners. We’ll consider how our writing assignments may inadvertently privilege writers of certain backgrounds and abilities, while creating inappropriate barriers for others. We’ll think together about how to...

Approaching Challenging Classroom Conversations: How to Build Dialogic Spaces Using Critical Appreciative Inquiry Everyone
Tue, 05/16/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This session offered by the Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) will focus on engaging challenging conversations about sensitive topics, particularly those that may involve strong political disagreements, identities, and social inequality. We will share some findings about using inquiry to build dialogue and engage the group in a critical appreciative inquiry approach that will focus on engaging students to talk with each other as one mode for creating inclusive classrooms. Participants...

Designing Community-Based Learning Courses with Diverse Learners In Mind Everyone
Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Community-based learning (CBL) has important implications for the development of cross-cultural awareness and positively impacts campus climate as students, faculty and community members collaborate across differences. In this session co-facilitated by experts from LSA's Center for Engaged Academic Learning (CEAL) and the Ginsberg Center, we will discuss ways to promote student learning for a broad range of students through experiences in communities. We will explore key principles and...

Workshopping Your Inclusive Teaching Materials Faculty Only
Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This session provides IT@M participants a structured opportunity to share and get feedback on teaching materials (e.g., syllabus elements, assignments, classroom activities) they are developing with inclusive teaching in mind. Working in small groups with U-M colleagues and Instructional Consultants from CRLT, participants will workshop materials in conversations informed by insights, strategies, and frameworks shared throughout the Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan sessions. This is a hands-...

Dance & Dialogue: Human Contact and Democracy Everyone
Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:00am - 11:00am
How can the body be a laboratory for examining dialogue, choice-making, roles and habits?  In this critical theory seminar/ interactive workshop, geared toward instructors of all disciplines, choreographer and U-M MFA alum Eryn Rosenthal shares some of her research on the connections between an "art-sport" called Contact...
Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series - Closing Lunch: Engaging colleagues in conversations about inclusive teaching Everyone
Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

If you plan to attend any of the Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan sessions, please also join us for this final lunch. This event will provide an opportunity to reflect upon key ideas and strategies we've gained through the series -- and to strategize together about effective ways to share those ideas with colleagues across the university, from our various institutional roles and identities. CRLT facilitators will provide some relevant resources to help participants think collaboratively...

Campus Climate in Your Classroom: Responding to Student Microaggressions Everyone
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This session is full. There will be annother identical session held on 11/8 from 10am-12pm. If you are interested in attending this event please see Campus Climate in Your Classroom: Responding to Student Microaggressions (11/8).

 

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....

Campus Climate in Your Classroom: Responding to Student Microaggressions *New Session Everyone
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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...