How do instructors decide if/when to discuss their politics or values with students? How do they successfully manage any subsequent dialogue?
This workshop is designed to help faculty members reflect upon how they negotiate the intersections of their personal and professional identities in their classrooms. As background for this conversation, participants are encourage to read the brief article, "Encouraging Difficult Classroom Discussions in Complicated Times." We will begin our lunchtime discussion by unpacking a case study together. Near the end of the session, discussants Tori Ekstrand (School of Media and Journalism) and Ariana Vigil (Department of Women's and Gender Studies) will respond to themes emerging from our earlier conversation and share strategies that have been effective for them in their teaching.
Registration is limited to 25 faculty members; additional registrants will be added to a wait-list and contacted as space becomes available.
Lunch will be served starting at 11:45am, and our discussion will begin promptly at 12:00pm.