Spring 2016

Teaching Circles on Inclusive Classrooms

The College of Human Sciences is holding a series of teaching circles on inclusivity, difficult dialogues, and empowering all students in the classroom this semester.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - A panel of CHS students will share their experiences and discuss what is going on in CHS, from 4:10-5:30 p.m. in W0282 Lagomarcino. Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to reflect on how to make educational environments more inclusive. Panel and program arranged by CHS Multicultural Programming. Refreshments will be served. More.

Monday, March 21, 2016 – Dan Carney, a doctoral student in education, and Amy Popillion, a senior lecturer in human development and family studies, will facilitate a discussion of real-life scenarios that will allow participants to practice Responses that Lead to a Strong Sense of Diversity and Inclusion within the Classroom, from  noon-1 p.m. in 0331 Palmer.  Please join with development and testing of the scenarios.  Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 – School of Education faculty members Natasha Croom, Ann Gansemer-Topf, and Katy Swalwell will facilitate discussion on Unpacking Microagressions, from 9-10 a.m. in 1660 Lagomarcino.  Please join in with examples, questions, and discussion.  Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – Lecturer Marcia Purdy and graduate student Paul Hengesteg in the School of Education will continue the discussion on Building Inclusive Classrooms, from 4-5 p.m. in 1009 LeBaron.  Please join in with examples, questions, and discussion.  Refreshments will be served.

Monday, February 1, 2016 – Amy Popillion, HDFS, will facilitate a discussion on Building Inclusive Classrooms, from noon-1 p.m. in 0333 Palmer.  Please join in with examples, questions, and discussion.  Refreshments will be served.

Monday, February 1, 2016 – Amy Popillion, HDFS, will facilitate a discussion on Building Inclusive Classrooms, from noon-1 p.m. in 0333 Palmer.  Please join in with examples, questions, and discussion.  Refreshments will be served.

Summary of February 1st Building Inclusive Classrooms Session

More dates and topics will be announced. 

The CHS Diversity, Equity, and Community Committee is organizing teaching circles based on the recommendation of the fall 2015 CHS Action Planning Groups and on the qualitative findings of the 2014 CHS diversity climate survey.  Student responses to the survey indicated that the faculty as a whole should work on inclusivity in the classroom, cultural competency, and social justice issues. 

We know that many of you are doing great things in your classrooms, but that others of you are not sure what else can be done.  The teaching circles provide a supportive atmosphere to share what we are doing and to learn new ideas.  All faculty and students involved in teaching now or in the future are encouraged to attend.