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.
The Solidarity Café is back for the spring and summer with live events! Check out these social events. Register for any number of these events to receive the calendar invites or drop in via the Teams links in the Solidarity Café Canvas course.
- Solidarity Café: Coffee Chat (Monday, May 10. 10–11 a.m.)Bring a cup of coffee, tea, or other café-adjacent beverage and come hang out for some informal conversation among colleagues!
- Solidarity Café: Pet Show ‘n Tell (Wednesday, May 12. 1–2 p.m.)Back by popular demand, it’s another Pet Show ‘n Tell session! Show off your furry, scaly, or feathered friend, or just stop by for your daily dose of cuteness.
With so many of us working remotely, we may struggle to find ways to discuss our experiences this election week, so CATL teamed up with Drs. David Voelker (History and Humanities) and Alison Staudinger (Democracy and Justice Studies, Political Science, and Women and Gender Studies) to offer an informal pop-up event.
David and Alison, who organized a “Dialogue Fellows” program a few years back, will co-facilitate a conversation this Friday, Nov. 6 on Microsoft Teams. The tentative time is 12 p.m.–1 p.m., but please stay tuned for updates on this post.
Click here to join the session via Microsoft Teams (UWGB login strongly encouraged)
While supporting students is one possible topic, participants will help direct our conversation.
Looking for a place to talk with colleagues and get some work done? The solidarity cafe is a place for you.
Participants in our summer cohorts asked for a place to talk about teaching this fall and share stories about what’s working at the cafe is our response
This cafe will be a virtual place, open to anyone who wants to drop in and chat with colleagues, work on assignments, share in successes, and swap tricks of the trade for teaching in these new environments. There won’t be live music, but there might be some live discussions. If you are looking for a place where we can support, learn from, and connect with each other in a semi-structured environment, the solidarity cafe is for you.
Those with UW-Green Bay credentials can Self-Register here.
Someday, this semester will end, and we’ll look around, dazed, and start thinking about what it all means. The work of reflection is made richer when it is done with others— so that our own perspectives are contextualized and the possibilities for future action open up.
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) invite you to join on a week-long intellectual journey that focuses on trying to understand what COVID-19 has meant and will mean for our community at UWGB. We also seek ways to move forward individually and collectively to create the institution we need, while also questioning who is included in the “we.” CCE and CATL invite members of the UWGB community who wish to explore these questions with us so that we can get a sense of where we’ve just been and how we might orient our campus community towards a just future.
Please read the call for instructions on how to sign-up and more about the “rules of the road.”
A few of the topics we’ll explore collectively are:
- Ways incorporate discussions of the pandemic into courses through disciplinary lenses/contexts
- Ways to incorporate a framework – such as Universal Design, Community of Inquiry, or Open Pedagogy – into courses/curriculum, which will enhance instruction in all modalities and make the pivot between modalities easier.
- Ways to connect across disciplinary, staff/faculty and other divides to consider how to best support and build sustainable and meaningful community
- Other ideas suggested by our fellow travelers
There’s room for 40 on this journey and participants will receive a $100 stipend.
Apply by May 8.