This Week for Faculty: November 12, 2018

by | Nov 12, 2018

Wondering how to foster an inclusive environment in your classroom? In this week’s featured workshop, we explore the impact of implicit bias and microaggressions and discuss practical strategies to address them.

Featured Workshop

Managing Classroom Climate: Responding to Microaggressions

This workshop will familiarize instructors with the concepts of implicit bias and microaggressions, how they occur in the classroom, and the impact they have on students and instructors. Participants will discuss and apply practical strategies to address microaggressions and bias when they occur in the classroom, whether committed by or against a student or instructor. The workshop will conclude by discussing how instructors can foster an inclusive environment, and give them practice responding to microaggressions in the classroom. Moderate level session; some familiarity with inclusive teaching concepts recommended.

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Define and recognize microaggressions and bias.
  • Describe the impact of microaggressions and bias in the classroom.
  • Develop language to respond to incidents that may occur in their classroom.
  • Identify prevention strategies to implement in their own courses.



Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Butler Library 203



Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
LocationArmory, Hospitality Rm (4th Fl)

Upcoming Events

Facilitating Discussions in CourseWorks (Canvas): Effective Strategies for Engaging Classroom Conversation (CUIMC)

During this 30-minute workshop, we will explore uses for discussion in the classroom with a primary focus on using the CourseWorks (Canvas) discussion tool to enrich face-to-face and online discussion. All participants will reflect on their use of online discussion and the potential applications for their teaching context. This session is intended for faculty who have used the Canvas discussion tool or have participated in the CTL’s Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas) in-person or online training course. You are encouraged to bring your computer to participate in workshop activities that will take place in CourseWorks. Register.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
LocationArmory, Hospitality Rm (4th Fl)


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