Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan: Registration Open for May Workshop Series
As an instructor at U-M, how can you contribute to a campus climate where all students feel valued and fully supported as members of our academic community? This is the key question behind the upcoming Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan workshop series, which will be held for the first time this May.
U-M instructors in all disciplines are invited to register for one or more of these workshops focused on concrete strategies for inclusive teaching, through classroom practices, course design, and both formal and informal interactions with students. Held during the first three weeks of May, and led by staff and faculty from CRLT, IGR, and LSA, this series of workshops will include opportunities to:
- Learn from faculty and students in U-M's Intergroup Relations (IGR) program about productive ways to facilitate students' engagement with one another across their different social identities
- See videos produced by the LSA Inclusive Pedagogies Committee featuring activities to engage students in productive discussion of social identities
- Apply research-based tools for designing courses that effectively support the learning of all students
- Practice responding to classroom "hot moments" in ways that advance student learning
This is just a sampling of topics featured in the series, which is free to U-M faculty and GSIs. Detailed information for all sessions and registration links are available here.
The May events will kick off with the new CRLT Players sketch A Thousand Cuts: Responding to Student Climate Concerns, which explores student experiences of climate challenges include racism and Islamophobia and sparks dialogue about ways instructors can supportively engage with students who have encountered biased treatment or microaggressions in academic settings. Anyone who registers for two or more events in the series is also invited to join a closing luncheon where participants can reflect together on what they have learned and think further about ways to apply those lessons in their teaching as well as share them with colleagues.
Please join us!