An important part of CATL’s programming is professional development opportunities that delve into the issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. From workshops on HIPS, microaggressions, and holiday observances, to a collaborative series with First Nations Studies faculty, our programming schedule has some exciting opportunities coming up. You can find a list of our current Social Justice Series programming below. Check back as we update it throughout the spring and summer as events develop.
- Film: Supporting Our First Nations Students (Friday, April 30. 1-2 p.m.)Please join us for a showing of a short film, created by UWGB student Kelly House, about how we as a university can improve the ways in which we support our First Nations Students. After the film, we will continue the conversation with a facilitated discussion led by a panel of First Nations students, faculty, and staff.
- Workshop: Microaggressions in Higher Education - Definitions, Impacts, and Interventions (Apr. 28, 2021. 12–1 p.m.)What are microaggressions, and how might they affect our campuses and classrooms? Research tells us that microaggressions can affect individual students, staff, and faculty, as well as campus climate. In this presentation we will explore all of these issues together and consider potential strategies for coping with and/or addressing microaggressions in the classroom and beyond.
- Workshop: "'Tis the Season?" (April 1, 2–3 p.m.)Please join this facilitated discussion Apr. 1 from 2-3 p.m. as we explore the diverse array of holidays celebrated throughout the year. Our objectives are to develop ideas for creating a more welcoming, inclusive learning and working environment at our university; improve communication among faculty, staff and students surrounding the subject of holidays; and build…
- High-Impact Practices Workshop SeriesResearchers have identified eight characteristics of high-impact practices (Kuh & O’Donnell, 2013). This Spring the Center will run workshops on four of them, with a particular focus on how these characteristics may enhance equity and inclusion in your courses.
- Postponed - Reading Group: Me and White Supremacy (Dates TBD)CATL will be hosting reading group of Layla F. Saad's Me and White Supremacy.
- Reading Group: "Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education" (Mar. 29–Apr. 16) (Live Session: Apr. 22)Our next CATL “Tough Talk” will be around the book Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education by editors Heather J. Shotton, Shelly C. Lowe, and Stephanie J. Waterman. This book will help us lead discussions about how to better support our First Nations students and support those who are trying to remove the asterisk as a signaling tool for First Nations peoples in research and practice.