In a time of increased political polarization and tension on the local, national, and global levels, how do we create a classroom environment that facilitates student comfort and intellectual development, while remaining mindful of external stressors affecting both our students, us as instructors, and the university at large? This workshop will reflect on our position and seek to help us anticipate tensions that may arise within the classroom. We will work together to arrive at inclusive teaching practices that can be implemented across courses. Though questions of student identity, background, and values may seem indirectly related to the material at first glance, they are often at the core of a student’s ability to succeed at the university. By the end of the workshop, you will be equipped with resources and methods for dealing with the current political climate’s impact on your classrooms.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.