This Week for Faculty: November 26, 2018

by | Nov 26, 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 (CUIMC)

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

Upcoming Events

The Teaching Hour: For LGBTQ+ Faculty

The Teaching Hour series aims to foster a teaching community among Columbia’s underrepresented and diverse faculty population. Each of the sessions will focus on questions and concerns participants bring to the forum and will be facilitated by the Center for Teaching and Learning. These conversations will cultivate a community of peer mentorship by providing space for faculty instructors to share their successes and concerns related to teaching at Columbia. Participants will be asked to read a short article ahead of each session as a way to anchor our discussions. All are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged. Wine and cheese reception to follow each session. Register.

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 203


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