As stated in its strategic plan, Illinois State University "affirms and encourages community and a respect for differences." Nowhere is this more important than in our classrooms and online learning spaces. These resources can help instructors create safe and equitable environments in which our students can thrive.
“Hot moments” in the classroom are those times when a conversation can become unproductive and harmful to people in the classroom. Faculty are in position to manage those moments and must do so to ensure that our classrooms remain a safe environment for all people to learn.
There are a lot of ways that online/hybrid teaching can enhance or hinder classroom equity. Equitable teaching means that the outcomes of our teaching are “fair and just” regardless of the differences that the students bring to the classroom.
Reflect on teaching practices that may advantage or disadvantage particular students, especially minoritized students, and gain new insights and skills to create equitable learning environments.
How can we make our campus more inclusive, supporting, and affirming for our queer (LBTQIA2S+) students and colleagues? This group considers classroom praxis, course design, and broader university-wide initiatives, and welcomes all instructors and staff interested in growing as queer allies.
Shift your course design by intentionally reflecting on your teaching practices with student diversity in mind.
This seminar series tackles tough questions involving culture, identity, and responsive teaching in a friendly, non-threatening environment. Topics include: Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Privilege and Power. Participants who complete all three seminars in the series will receive a certificate of completion.