Register for Conference: Equity in the College Classroom: Educating Ourselves as Educators (Oct. 1 & 15)

UW System, Wisconsin Technical College System, WAICU, College of the Menominee Nation, and Ojibwe College are sponsoring a two-day, virtual professional development conference for Wisconsin faculty & instructors as part of our state-wide 60 Forward Initiative. The theme this year is Equity in the College Classroom: Educating Ourselves as Educators. The two-day workshop will include student panels, faculty panels, small group discussions and two plenary sessions. The plenary session on October 1 features Elder Ada Deer and UW-Green Bay’s Dr. Lisa Poupart. The plenary session on October 15 features Chinese-American author, educator and filmmaker, Lee Mun Wah.

If interested please visit the event webpage to review the schedule and register for one or both days.

The conference will also serve as the kick-off event for UW-Green Bay’s 2021–2022 Equity in Gateway and Introductory Courses Community of Practice. Our first group meeting will be in November and will focus on what participants learned from the conference and how they might apply it to their own classes. If interested in joining our Community of Practice, please contact catl@uwgb.edu.

The Things We’ll Carry (May 14, 2021. 11 a.m– 12 noon)

The last year has changed the way we engage with students. A health crisis changed the means of classroom engagement while also putting a new onus on compassionate interactions with students. At the same time, social crises spurred many of us to engage students in conversations around how our disciplines could help them make sense of their world in new and more complicated ways. Many may have also helped students engage directly with bringing about a new and better world in response to the overlapping social/political/and health crises. CATL and the Center of Civic Engagement would like to engage with you in a discussion on what you will carry forward from this year and make a permanent part of your teaching. We will host a discussion on May 14 from 11am to noon (this link opens a Teams meeting). We hope to spend some time reflecting and engaging with you.

First Nations Students’ Perspectives of UW-Green Bay. Film premiere and panel discussion: Friday, April 30, 1-2 p.m. A film by Kelly House.

Film Showing and Panel: “First Nations Students’ Perspectives of UW-Green Bay” (Friday, April 30. 1–2 p.m.)

Though our university has made strides in how we serve students from historically underrepresented and underserved populations, there is still much work to be done. To shed some light on how we can improve the ways in which we support our First Nations students, UW–Green Bay student Kelly House (Oneida Nation), a graduating senior of the Psychology and First Nations Studies programs, was a member of a team that conducted compelling interviews on the subject with UWGB students, faculty, staff, and recent alumni. Since then, Kelly has stayed with the project and edited highlights of those interviews into a short film through her Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) internship through the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC).

Please join us Friday, Apr. 30, from 1–2 p.m. for the virtual premiere of Kelly’s film, followed by a facilitated discussion led by a panel of First Nations students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

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This event is a part of a larger series created in collaboration with the staff and faculty of the First Nations Studies program. View the series, titled Building Our Shared Stories Through First Nations Student Engagement, and a complete list of events here.

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.

Microaggressions in Higher Education: Definitions, Impacts, and Interventions. Wednesday, April 28, 12-1 p.m. UW-Green Bay CATL.

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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