The Role of Empathy in the Equity-focused Engineering Classroom

Session Format: In-person

Intended Audience: Graduate Students, Faculty, Postdocs, Admin/Staff

Facilitator(s): Linjue “Jade” Wang

Session Abstract: Engineering education research that shows empathy is crucial to building positive faculty/GSI-student relationships both inside the classroom and beyond. Participants will learn about empathy as a vehicle to promote equity-focused teaching in engineering. They will engage in faculty/GSI role-playing scenarios, self-reflection, and discussions that will include concrete examples of how an instructor can foster empathy in a classroom.

GTC eligible? Yes, B2-DEI

Event Information
Date(s):
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Location (Room):
Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center (North Campus)
Audience:
Faculty
Graduate Students
Postdocs
U-M Graduate Teacher Certificate:
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching