Social Justice Series Digest

An important part of CATL’s programming is professional development opportunities that delve into the issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. From workshops on HIPSmicroaggressions, 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.

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.

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Inclusive Teaching Workshop (Feb. 19, 3-4:30 p.m.)

Teaching strategies that emphasize structured active learning can create more equitable classrooms and improve learning for all students. As an introduction to inclusive teaching techniques, Professors Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy of the University of North Carolina will ask participants to reflect on inequities and diversity in their classrooms through interactive activities in this webinar. After providing a framework for inclusive design and their own research results, Hogan and Sathy will lead participants through active learning exercises and case studies that explore inclusive techniques. Drawing upon their own teaching experiences and educational research, they will model approaches online that can be readily implemented with any discipline or class size to help all students achieve their potential in both online and face to face formats.

When?

Feb. 19, 2021. 3–4:30 p.m.

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Workshop Objectives:

  • Explain the inequities that arise in an unstructured learning environment.
  • Describe techniques that add structure and equity to a classroom.
  • Brainstorm ways to reduce the inequities in your own courses.

Looking for pre-workshop reading? This Advice piece from the Chronicle is a great summary of Drs. Sathy and Hogan’s philosophy combined with tips. See other pieces they have written together or individually at our site here (scroll to bottom).

Presentation: Creating A More Welcoming Classroom (Feb. 22)

Join presenters Miriam Brabham, Cindy L. Johnson, and Mai J. Lo Lee Monday, February 22, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. to learn about “Creating A More Welcoming Classroom” from the staff of the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) who advise and aid in the academic success of undergraduate students of multi-ethnic backgrounds and multicultural students.

Register here by Feb. 19, 2021.