This course will be offered virtually in two 2-hour sessions on the following dates:
Each session will meet 11 AM - 1 PM Eastern Time.
During and after this session, faculty attendees will have an opportunity to richly engage in discussion about how common classroom structures may inadvertently exclude students. Starting with an examination of their own identity and teaching practices, we will lead faculty on a journey through their courses to identify opportunities for building a more welcoming community. We operationalize this community through three arms: written communication, assessment practices including rubrics, and class participation and engagement. Faculty will learn from demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on critique of their own syllabus, rubrics, and other documents. Attendees will leave the session with practical, actionable steps that they can bake into the fabric of a new course or implement immediately in an existing course. In sum, the techniques and approaches in the proposal above will help faculty create more inclusive, sustainable learning environments in any field and at any academic level that they may teach.