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New Video on Teaching for Equity: U-M Faculty Perspectives

April 29, 2021
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This week, CRLT kicks off our Inclusive Teaching at Michigan 2021 May Series. Our theme for this year, "Widening the Lens: Equity Focused Teaching," emphasizes the need for instructors to more clearly focus on developing an equity-driven teaching practice. We will offer a range of workshops designed to help U-M instructors think beyond inclusion in order to explore and develop equity-focused commitments and practices in their teaching. Register now to attend some or all of the workshops in the series.

To help instructors think about what this focus on equity might mean across disciplines, CRLT sat down with U-M faculty to learn more about their approaches to equity-focused teaching. Each of the incredible teachers we talked to shared their own understanding of teaching for equity, along with why they make the commitment to do it. Watch the short video below to hear their insights and to learn more about how instructors from across the University are approaching the important work for creating more equitable teaching & learning spaces.

We would like to thank the following faculty members for taking time to share their insight for this video:

  • Dr. Natasha Abner, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, LSA
  • Dr. Paul Fleming, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, SPH
  • Dr. Neil Gong, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Junior Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows, LSA
  • Dr. Stephanie Hicks, Lecturer, The Program on Intergroup Relations, LSA & Student Life
  • Dr. Jennifer Dominique Jones, Assistant Professor of History and of Women’s and Gender Studies, LSA
  • Dr. Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Education and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, LSA
  • Dr. Joanna M. Millunchick, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, CoE
  • Dr. Stephanie Sanders, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and Lecturer, Ford School