Equity-focused Teaching @ Michigan Series

CRLT understands that the pandemic has made managing the demands of both family care and work responsibilities especially challenging. For many of us that means needing to step away from a Zoom meeting or having children appear on camera when they need to talk to us during a meeting. We understand that this is a part of work-life during the pandemic, and we want to reassure you that we understand and that this should not be a barrier to your participation in our events.

These events are for University of Michigan affiliates only. Any U-M instructor is welcome to register, however, some sessions may be geared more towards specific audiences. Please see the session descriptions for more details. If you have questions about registration, please email equity-focusedteaching@umich.edu for assistance.

Title Dates Short Description
Introduction to Equity-focused Teaching Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

How can instructors deliberately cultivate learning environments where all students are valued, respected, and supported in their learning? This blended workshop will introduce participants to CRLT’s research-based framework for…

Faculty Panel: Teaching Equity & Inclusion Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

CRLT-Engin will host a panel featuring Michigan Engineering faculty who are implementing equity-focused and inclusive teaching practices. Join us to hear from your colleagues - Kelly…

Shoulda Woulda Coulda: Moving Beyond Failure and Actively Cultivating a More Equitable Academy Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Systems of higher education in the U.S. create differential advantage and disadvantage for the people who work and learn in them. When individuals move through these systems--as administrators, instructors, or learners--they make choices to…

Access-Questioning: A Critical Reflective Practice for Equity-focused Teaching Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Disability Studies teach us that accessibility is not a finite “checklist” but an ongoing critical practice. In this interactive remote workshop, participants will learn conceptual tools for practicing critical reflection in…

Exploring Alternative Grading Strategies Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Methods of assessing student performance have a profound effect on students’ learning experience and instructors’ time commitments. This interactive remote workshop will begin with critical reflection on grading strategies and…

Questioning Classroom Routines to Develop Equity-Minded Practice: Using Student Data and Feedback for Equitable Course Design Faculty

This session will help participants understand how to interpret student data from an anti-racist mindset and use those data to inform course design. Using case studies from FCI courses, we will think through how to gather and utilize student…

From Course Design to Assessment: Bridging Theory and Practice Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

How do we best revise existing courses and design new ones with anti-racist, equity-focused values and strategies at their core? How do we effectively communicate these values to students through course content, policies, assessment, and…

You Don’t Belong Here: The Stories Our Systems Tell (And Why We Have to Disrupt Them) Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Many universities message extensively around their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. These institutional assertions are often called into question, though, by the stories of members of the higher education community who continue to…

An Introduction to Equity-focused Assessment Everyone

How do we make decisions about our programs and courses? What information do we use to make these decisions? What assumptions do we make about that information and the ways that information is collected? In this interactive synchronous…