This learning community serves graduate students who are interested in exploring issues related to college teaching, ranging from bread-and-butter pedagogical techniques, to strategies for making teaching more equitable, diverse, and inclusive, to classroom management and course organization tips and tricks. This circle is appropriate for any graduate student, whether currently teaching as an instructor of record, serving as a teaching assistant, or considering college teaching as a career path. Discussions are framed around the content of a scholarly text concerning teaching in higher education, but no pre-reading is expected or required.
In Fall 2022, we will be basing our discussions on What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching by T. M. Addy, D. Dube, K. A. Mitchell, and M. E. SoRelle (Stylus, 2021). This text discusses inclusive teaching in three areas: the evidence supporting inclusion, developing inclusive practices, and sustaining an institutional culture of inclusion. Our discussions will connect this text to Illinois State’s signature pedagogy, the Framework for Inclusive Teaching Excellence.
This circle is open to all graduate students, with meetings scheduled on alternating weeks in the Fall semester. This is a hybrid offering, and participants will be able to meet in person at the Center for Integrated Professional Development (WIH 326) or participate via Zoom.
All meetings are from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on their respective days.
Friday, September 2
Friday, September 16
Friday, September 30
Friday, October 14
Friday, October 28
Williams 326 with the option to attend via Zoom
David Giovagnoli, Center for Integrated Professional Development
If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in a Center event or service, please contact the Center at ProDev@ilstu.edu.