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‘Inclusive Teaching’

Teaching in the context of hate speech

Aug. 21, 2018—By Joe Bandy, CFT Assistant Director Many institutions of higher education aspire to encourage the liberal arts ideals of free speech, critical thought, and diverse perspectives so as to empower students to lead meaningful and purposeful lives, and to engage in our society as responsible citizens. This – in addition to growing campus diversification, student...

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Newly Revised CFT Guide on Creating Accessible Learning Environments

Jul. 19, 2018—Graduate Teaching Fellow, Amie Thurber, along with Assistant Director Joe Bandy, have prepared a newly updated teaching guide for creating inclusive and accessible higher education classrooms. While it is first and foremost designed to help instructors in their efforts to create inclusive equality for disabled students, it has content that will help all students access,...

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Writing a Diversity Statement Workshop April 12th

Apr. 4, 2018—The CFT has partnered with The Office of Inclusive Excellence and The Office for Career Development at The Graduate School to provide an introductory workshop on developing a written diversity statement. Increasingly, universities and colleges are requesting that faculty job applicants provide a statement addressing how they plan to contribute to inclusive excellence in their...

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The Office for Inclusive Excellence announces two new faculty workshops for January

Jan. 8, 2018—On Thursday, January 18th, two workshops featuring the Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble (CITE) will be offered as part of the Faculty Insights Series. It Depends on the Lens This workshop presents a complex, realistic interaction of a search committee evaluating candidates during a review of submitted materials in order to stimulate discussion about the behaviors,...

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Learning Community on Disability and Learning

Oct. 19, 2017—This group will address a variety of principles of inclusive teaching, universal design for learning, instructional accommodations, as well as legal and cultural issues relevant to students and faculty with disabilities—inclusive of all disability sub-groups such as physical, sensory, learning, intellectual and mental health.  We also will address ableism, the history of disability rights endeavors,...

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Teaching Difference, and Power Symposium: Class Matters

Apr. 5, 2017—This year, the Center for Teaching hosted a learning community of faculty and graduate students focused on social class, particularly the challenges faced by lower income and first generation students in the classroom, and class-conscious methods of teaching. On April 25th, join the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching for an end-of-year symposium in which we’ll share...

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Assessment, Implicit Bias, and the Impact on Student Learning, Grad Student & Postdoc Workshop

Mar. 20, 2017—Implicit bias, in its simplest form, describes prejudicial judgment that affects social behavior. Despite its relatively unconscious nature, it is still possible to identify specific attitudes that reflect our predispositions toward socially marginalized groups. In this workshop, we will discuss the ways in which implicit bias, when left unchecked, can adversely affect our teaching and...

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Microaggression Teaching Workshop March 16

Mar. 8, 2017—When teaching, it is almost guaranteed that microaggressions will take place. These seemingly small, ostensibly singular manifestations of oppression can deleteriously effect the teaching-learning environment, our students, and ourselves. As common as microaggressions are, it is equally common that educators are at times unsure of the best way to intervene, particularly in ways that maintain...

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Gender Awareness and Inclusion Forums

Apr. 5, 2016—The Faculty Senate is hosting two Gender Awareness and Inclusion Forums, April 1st in Sarratt Student Center 112, and April 6th in Mayborn 204, both from 4-5pm.  The purpose of the forums is to help faculty, students, and staff become more aware of the ways to create a more civil and inclusive campus — but...

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Upcoming Graduate Student & Postdoc Teaching Workshop: Inclusive Teaching, Wednesday, October 28th

Oct. 18, 2015—Inclusive Teaching Facilitators: Richard Coble & Dani Picard, Graduate Teaching Fellows, Center for Teaching Date & Time: Wednesday, Oct 28th, 3:30-5:00pm Location: CFT Classroom, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd floor What is an inclusive classroom? What practices and plans can instructors learn to promote classroom inclusivity? Together, we will examine issues of power and identity...

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