Inclusive Teaching and Learning: Fostering Civil Discourse in “Uncivil” Times

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 • 3:00 pm
  • Eads Hall, Room 217

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Eads Hall, Room 217

While topics related to identity, inequality, power, and politics have always been challenging to discuss in the classroom, teaching these topics has become increasingly complex during this time of division and conflict. This workshop will provide an opportunity for faculty to discuss these challenges and to develop concrete strategies for fostering civil, respectful discussions in order to advance understanding across differences. Topics will include i) establishing ground-rules and expectations, ii) teaching through tense moments, and iii) addressing bias in the classroom.

Presenters: Beth Fisher, PhD, Director of Academic Services (The Teaching Center); Denise Leonard PhD, Associate Director for Graduate-Student and Postdoc Programs (The Teaching Center); and Christi Smith, PhD, Assistant Dean and Senior Scholar (Center for Diversity and Inclusion)

Registration is required and limited to 15 participants. Refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions  about the workshops, or if you are unable to attend but would like to discuss either topic as it relates to your course, please contact Beth Fisher at

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