A longstanding reading and discussion group, VITAL (Vitality in Teaching and Learning) offers an opportunity to gather with peers across the disciplines to talk about teaching.
Diversity and Inclusion in the College Classroom
A longstanding faculty discussion group, VITAL (Vitality in Teaching and Learning) offers an opportunity to gather with faculty peers across the disciplines to discuss readings about teaching. Incidents of racism and hate speech are occurring with increasing aggression and frequency on college campuses, including our own. Faculty are uniquely situated to encourage authentic reflection, dialogue, and learning on these issues. But we come at these topics from many disciplines and with varied degrees of experience, expertise and awareness. Join us as we continue our focus on readings & web resources that address issues of diversity and inclusion in the college classroom, including such questions as:
- How can faculty effectively handle hot moments that erupt around issues of difference, identity, and disrespect?
- How can faculty take an active approach toward inclusive and anti-racist teaching?
- How can faculty effectively reflect on our own positions and perspectives in our teaching, including implicit bias?
- What resources (research, materials, training and organizations) exist to support faculty in these areas?
Wednesday Feb 15, 11:45-12:45
Tuesday March 7, 12:15-1:15