VCU’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and the Division for Inclusive Excellence (DFIE) are pleased to announce VCU’s 2014 Summer Institute on Inclusive Teaching, to be held from Monday 19 May 2014, through Friday 23 May 2014, at VCU Globe (830 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23284) on the Monroe Park Campus.
The institute will feature conversations on a variety of topics designed to help professors create an inclusive climate in their classrooms, courses, and curricula. The week-long experience will include daily presentations from experts in classroom inclusivity, including two keynote presentations – from student persistence expert, Dr. Christine Johnston, and from legal and educational historian and civil rights veteran, Clarence Dunnaville – that will be open to the public. The workshop series will run daily from 9:00Am to 4:00PM, and will include ample time for discussion of and reflection on various presentations, and for application of new knowledge to course and curricular materials.
VCU’s Institute on Inclusive Teaching provides an intensive, sustained environment for VCU faculty members, staff members, and graduate students to:
- Reflect on multiple and intersecting dimensions of their students’ and colleagues’ identities and the rich opportunities for learning that these afford;
- Align one or more of their upcoming courses with diversity-related learning outcomes in their disciplines (such as culturally-informed deliberation or holistic-critical thinking);
- Transform course content, structure, classroom dynamics and climate, and/or teaching methods to address the learning needs and life experiences of a diverse population of students;
- Design systems for documenting course-, program-, or service-level changes and student success in their course(s), program(s), or service(s);
- Develop skills to become effective leaders for curricular change within academic units by anticipating barriers and navigating unexpected challenges to enrichment;
- Explore possibilities for a more ongoing partnership with the CTE and DFIE to share knowledge about inclusive classrooms with the larger campus community.
Learn more or register here.