Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series

Your health and safety are important to us. Due to concerns regarding the developing COVID-19 pandemic, we are canceling the Spring 2020 Inclusive Teaching at Michigan May Series. Please stay tuned for more information about alternate programming tentatively planned for Fall 2020.
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Teaching in Tumultuous Times: Making Choices about How to Address the World Beyond Your Classroom (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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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…

Teaching About Race & Ethnicity in Predominantly White Classrooms (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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This session is full.

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…

Inclusive Teaching Means Inclusive Grading Practices Too (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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This session is full.

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…

Applying Principles of Transparency to Classroom Discussions (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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This session is full.

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…

Managing Emergent Crises in Diverse Student Teams (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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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…
Disability and Accessible Teaching: Current Perspectives and Best Practices (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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This session is full.

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…

Understanding How Stereotype Threat, Impostor Syndrome, and Growth Mindset Affect Student Learning (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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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…

Transparency for Equity: Principles of Transparent Assignment Design (Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series) Everyone
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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…

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-…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…