Inclusive Teaching in the Virtual Environment

Note that some of the sessions were offered in a ‘flipped’ format, meaning that participants were asked to watch or read some content before coming to the live session.

Being identity-conscious: Developing an equity-minded approach (Wed, July 15th Recording)

In this session with Associate Chief Diversity Officer Jennifer Imazeki, we will reflect on our own identities and discuss how and why identity matters when establishing supportive connections with students, particularly in the present moment. We will explore what it means to be equity-minded and review strategies for identity-conscious teaching, including increasing representation in curriculum and course materials.

Being Relational: The Trauma-Informed Classroom [flipped; please watch this video on trauma informed teaching prior to the synchronous session] (Mon July 27 recording)

This session with staff from Counseling and Psychological Services will prepare faculty to support students using a trauma-informed lens. As we continue to live through the global pandemic, this topic is more important than ever. An overview of the impact of trauma, as well as effective ways to work with students, will be provided.

Being identity-conscious: Preventing and addressing microaggressions, (Wed Aug 5 recording)

Microaggressions are the "...brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color (Sue et al, 2007).” In this session with Professor Frank Harris III, we will review examples of microaggressions in virtual teaching environments and discuss (and practice!) how to respond when they occur. Participants should already be familiar with the concepts of implicit bias and microaggressions, and their impact.

Being Relational: Building a Learner-Centered Syllabus, (Tues Aug 11 recording, materials)

Your syllabus is often the first introduction students have to you and your course and is an opportunity to set a positive tone for everything that follows. In this workshop with Associate Chief Diversity Officer Jennifer Imazeki, we will discuss the characteristics of a learner-centered syllabus, one that not only invites students into the learning experience but can serve as a tool to support learning itself.

Also check out Counseling and Psychological Services’ I CAN HELP program!

The I CAN HELP training aims to provide faculty and staff practical tools for suicide prevention, supporting students in distress, and connecting them with resources. The interactive training combines theory and practice to effectively build participants' skills. Contact [email protected] for more information and to sign up!