Campus talks focus on introducing the topics necessary for building your institution’s capacity to support diverse faculty, diverse students, and inclusive teaching. They allow members of your campus community to gain shared knowledge and terminology they can use to further conversations and identify next steps towards its diversity, inclusion and teaching goals.
Effective & Efficient Faculty campus talks are:
Informed by research
Conducted in an interactive manner
Focused on efficient (rather than time intensive) evidence-based practices
Designed such that participants leave knowing the next individual and/or institutional step
Faculty might need or want to teach topics that are marginalized, controversial, or otherwise new scholarly perspectives for students. Yet, many faculty are unsure of how to teach these topics in general and are additionally fearful of creating a negative learning environment for diverse students. Participants will learn how to lay an evidence-based foundation for teaching difficult or controversial topics. At the end, participants will have a detailed strategy for choosing, planning and teaching these topics that is suited for their teaching style, discipline, campus, and students.
Preparing for Difficult or Controversial Classroom Topics
Understanding the Challenging Classroom Experiences of Diverse Faculty and Students
Supporting the retention and success of diverse faculty and students begins with knowing more about their campus experiences. At the end of the talk, participants will know the highlights of research on the challenging classroom experiences of diverse faculty and diverse students and the related faculty, student and institutional costs.
Teaching Excellence: Developing Effective Practices for Inclusive Classrooms
Inclusive teaching is important to the retention and success of all students but especially for diverse students. Participants will learn about the research basis for inclusive teaching. Participants will engage and begin to apply the four main components of inclusive teaching to their own practice. At the end of this talk, participants will know what they can immediately do to improve their inclusive teaching and/or have a plan for future improvements.
Developing Effective Strategies for Classroom Disruptions & Incivility
Student incivility and disruptions can derail faculty effectiveness and student learning-- especially for diverse faculty and students. Participants will learn about diverse faculty & students’ experiences with classroom incivility and the potential consequences of unchecked classroom incivilities. At the end of this talk, participants will have an introductory understanding of the range of strategies faculty can use to address student classroom incivility.
Teaching in No Time (TINT): Preparing for a Stress-Free Efficient and Effective Semester
In order to implement new classroom practices faculty need to create “space” in their teaching time and energy. This talk will introduce tips on how faculty can teach effectively with less time and stress while using efficient evidence-based teaching practices. At the end, participants will have ideas on how to adjust their teaching to reduce time while also increasing student learning.