education, teaching

Creating Inclusivity: An Approach to Sensitive Subjects in the Classroom

Last month, I had the honor of leading a workshop at my university’s Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence First Friday’s event. My presentation wasn’t recorded, so I’m sharing a PDF of my slideshow. It contains many resources fellow professors might find useful. There are some University of South Florida-specific slides, but feel free to scroll past those.

Click here or on the image below to download the PDF.

Here’s the description of my presentation:

Broaching controversial or difficult subjects such as race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, political affiliation, bias, discrimination, and more in the classroom is increasingly common, if not necessary, as student bodies become more diverse and universities place more emphasis on inclusivity. This workshop will focus on how to tie diversity-related issues to course material and student learning outcomes, and how to manage productive, engaging classroom conversations on sensitive subjects. It will also include a discussion on best practices in learning students’ pronouns.

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