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Faculty Workshop Offers Peer to Peer Conversations on Classroom “Hot” Moments
Faculty are invited to participate in the workshop Making the Most of Hot Moments in the Classroom on Friday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. Offered by the division of Faculty Affairs within the Office of Academic Affairs, the fast-paced workshop will offer a series of responses that participants choose and practice, peer to peer. It is available to those who have already completed Workshop One. Interested faculty may register here.
The intermediate session gives faculty ways to frame the intimate conversations that happen in classrooms when discussing race, ethnicity and identity. “We want people to continually engage in these learning opportunities around diversity and inclusion,” says Marie Garland, assistant provost for faculty affairs. “We want people to practice interactions and to practice responding to interactions that decrease equity and inclusion in a learning environment.”
Developed by School of Education Professors Jeff Mangram and Melissa Luke, this professional development opportunity focuses on responding to “hot moments.”
“Hot moments are when someone says or does or something that creates inequity or communicates less than full inclusion of all students in the learning space,” says Mangram. “This workshop empowers faculty members, as leaders in the learning space, to respond to these moments so they can right the ship and help students learn.”
The workshop is part of a series of professional development opportunities related to diversity and inclusion that will be offered throughout the fall. Additional online training will also be offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.