DEIA Workshop Series

This series of workshops designed for faculty will heighten awareness of and provide worthwhile practice with issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as they relate to the college classroom. Faculty who complete the three face-to-face workshops and two online modules will earn certificates of completion.

Problematizing Identity and Intersectionality on the College Campus

Explore the topics of identity and intersectionality as they relate to college teaching and learning. Please register online to attend.

No sessions currently scheduled

Transparent Teaching: An Evidence-Based Inclusive Practice

Evidence shows that making assignments transparent can positively impact students’ course performance and remove barriers to student success. Transparent teaching practices help to make classrooms inclusive and to create equitable learning experiences. Please register online to attend.

March 5 or March 25
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Bird 114 (Peter Graham Scholarly Commons)

Navigating Challenges of Diversity in the Classroom

Work through reality-based classroom scenarios dealing with issues of diversity and inclusion using a framework designed to build equity literacy. Please register online to attend.

April 8, 2020
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Bird 114 (Peter Graham Scholarly Commons)

Reimagining Student Writers Series #suwrites

Writing Across the Curriculum: Developing Strategies to Teach Writing in the Disciplines

Learn more about the Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Fellows Program and join the 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows in a panel moderated by Genevieve García de Müeller.

What are some effective writing assignments? What are some best practices for responding to student work? How can writing be used to help students learn in the disciplines? The Faculty Fellows will provide some suggestions for answering these questions and more.

Wednesday, February 26
12:45-2:05 p.m.
Tolley 304

  • Genevieve García de Müeller, Assistant Professor and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Katie Becklin, Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Theodore Cateforis Associate Professor, Music Histories and Cultures
  • Nicole Fonger, Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Light lunch provided. Space is limited; please RSVP to by February 18. Include requests for accessibility accommodations.

The event is presented by Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition and is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

Focus on Teaching and Learning: Lunch and Learn Series

This series is a collaborative effort with Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and aims to build your skills and knowledge while engaging in conversation and discussion with colleagues during a lunch and learn format. Connect your work with the workshop topic and leave with concrete ideas for incorporating it into your classroom experience. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

Participants who attend all three sessions this semester will receive a FREE teaching/learning resource!

Please register at least one week prior to the workshop.

Dialogues on Diversity: A Panel Discussion on Inclusive Classroom Practices

Hear from your colleagues about what they have tried, what worked, and what they will try next. Come to this session to ask questions, share your practices, and learn from each other.

March 6, 2020
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Hall of Languages 500

Creative Assignments and Alternative Assessments

Featuring Shannon Houck, Assistant Professor, Psychology

Shannon will share how she engages in creative design and how she considers the needs of all the students in the classroom. Come learn about strategies to welcome all students to the classroom and make a big class feel small.

April 7, 2020
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Falk 335 (White Hall)

Small Teaching Workshop

At this workshop, learn small, powerful, concrete, positive, research-based changes to course design and teaching practices that can be implemented in classes right away. Based on the work of James M. Lang. Please register online to attend.

March 18, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Link 331

Other professional development opportunities

Visit the Best Teachers Institute website for information on their Summer Institute.