If you weren't able to make it to the first offering of this workshop in February, please join us on March 25th for a repeat offering of Advanced Practices for Inclusive Teaching.
Using teaching methods that effectively engage all students within a classroom is of ongoing interest to GSIs in any discipline. Instructors often ask: What does inclusive teaching really look like in practice? How do I know if the methods I am using are inclusive or exclusive? What evidenced-based active learning strategies can I incorporate into my classroom? Participants who attend this interdisciplinary workshop will explore answers to these questions through discussion and participation in a variety of inclusive active learning strategies.
What's It Like to Work at an Institution with Teaching-Research Balance
This panel spotlights faculty worklife at master's institutions, where work expectations include a relatively even mix of teaching and research. Faculty will discuss faculty worklife at their institutions, strategies for getting hired at a master's institution, and tenure expectations.
This session focuses on ways faculty, through their classroom teaching, can contribute to a welcoming campus climate for a diverse range of students at U-M. Specifically, participants will develop their skills for preventing, identifying, and responding to identity-based microaggressions among students in undergraduate classrooms. The workshop will also introduce faculty to a new U-M Student Life initiative called Change It Up, a bystander intervention program (offered to all first-year students in Fall of 2014) that teaches students specific strategies for intervening when they witness behaviors that might lead to a hostile climate for students based on their social identities. The program suggests that faculty are important allies in addressing behaviors that can create a hostile climate. This workshop is designed to prepare faculty to play such an ally role.
We want to incorporate some real examples from your teaching experience into this workshop. Please use this google form to provide an example of a time in your teaching when a student said something marginalizing or invalidating of other students' experience or perspectives. We will only share these anonymously during the workshop.
In this online workshop, you will explore technologies that can be used to help check student understanding and provide feedback on student learning. You will have the option to explore these tools in the context of teaching concept based material, such as problem solving, or in the context of teaching with writing assignments. Participants will reflect on how these techniques could be applied in their own classrooms, and engage with fellow participants to address any obstacles to integrating these technologies. Specifically, you will:
Learn about the technologies and ways of using them in courses through a variety of materials, including websites, videos, and readings. (This should take about 45-60 minutes total)
Write a reflective response to the technologies and pedagogies you engaged with. (suggested length: 400-800 words)
Read and comment on at least two responses written by other participants. These comments will respond to questions raised by your colleagues.
Complete an online survey about your experience as a participant.
It should take about 90-120 minutes to complete all of the activities.
Steps 1 and 2 must be completed between Wed., Feb 25 and Wed., Mar 4
Step 3 must be completed between Wed., Mar 4 and Mon., Mar 9
Step 4 must be completed between Tues., Mar 10 and Fri., Mar 13
Promoting Excellence & Innovation in Teaching & Learning at U-M
CRLT is dedicated to the support and advancement of evidence-based learning and teaching practices and the professional development of all members of the campus teaching community. CRLT partners with faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and administrators to develop and sustain a University culture that values and rewards teaching, respects and supports individual differences among learners, and creates learning environments in which diverse students and instructors can excel.