Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series

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“It Was Just a Moment": Building Resiliently Inclusive Learning Environments (CRLT Players) Everyone
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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…

Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles in Your Classroom (for faculty) Faculty
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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 Role of Institutional Agents in Promoting Equity & Inclusion in STEM Learning & Outcomes Everyone
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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,…

Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles in Your Classroom (for GSIs) Graduate Students
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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…

Understanding "Nontraditional" Student Experiences in and out of U-M classrooms (panel conversation) Everyone
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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…

Campus Climate in Your Classroom: Responding to Student Microaggressions Everyone
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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,…

Grading Matters: Inclusive Grading and Assessment Faculty
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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…

Understanding How Stereotype Threat and Growth Mindset Affect Student Learning Everyone
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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…

Distress Signals: Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges (CRLT Players) Everyone
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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…

Inclusive Course Design Faculty
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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…

Managing Emergent Crises in Diverse Student Teams Faculty
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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…

Inclusive Teaching with Writing Everyone
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How can you use writing as a tool for inclusive learning, no matter your discipline and the size of your courses? How can you fairly and effectively provide feedback to writers who speak a variety of American dialects and World Englishes? And how…

Approaching Challenging Classroom Conversations: How to Build Dialogic Spaces Using Critical Appreciative Inquiry Everyone
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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…

Designing Community-Based Learning Courses with Diverse Learners In Mind Everyone
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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-…

Workshopping Your Inclusive Teaching Materials Faculty
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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…

Dance & Dialogue: Human Contact and Democracy Everyone
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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…
Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series - Closing Lunch: Engaging colleagues in conversations about inclusive teaching Everyone
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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…

Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles in Your Courses (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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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…

Teaching in Tumultuous Times: Making Choices About How to Address the World Beyond Your Classroom (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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Racist fliers, hateful graffiti, hurricanes, 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…

Teaching About Race & Ethnicity in Predominantly White Classrooms (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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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…

Ask an Undergrad: Consulting with Students about Your Course Materials (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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This session offers instructors the opportunity to receive feedback from CRLT’s undergraduate consultants about the inclusive dimensions of selected course materials (e.g. a portion of your syllabus, a writing assignment, a series of exam…

Ask an Undergrad: Consulting with Students about Your Course Materials (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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This session offers instructors the opportunity to receive feedback from CRLT’s undergraduate consultants about the inclusive dimensions of selected course materials (e.g. a portion of your syllabus, a writing assignment, a series of exam…

Ask an Undergrad: Consulting with Students about Your Course Materials (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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This session offers instructors the opportunity to receive feedback from CRLT’s undergraduate consultants about the inclusive dimensions of selected course materials (e.g. a portion of your syllabus, a writing assignment, a series of exam…

Ask an Undergrad: Consulting with Students about Your Course Materials (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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This session offers instructors the opportunity to receive feedback from CRLT’s undergraduate consultants about the inclusive dimensions of selected course materials (e.g. a portion of your syllabus, a writing assignment, a series of exam…

Responding to Tumultuous Events: Practice Teaching (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Faculty
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Please be aware that this session will be held on north campus in the Gorguze Family Laboratory (Room 216). 

Acknowledging troubling events and tragedies (on campus, and on a national/international scale) is crucial for…