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Inclusive Teaching Events

Please see below for two events taking place this month as part of an ongoing effort by Teaching and Learning Innovation to facilitate communication among faculty, staff, and graduate students about issues related to inclusion in the classroom.

Navigating Implicit Bias and Microaggressions Workshop
Thursday, October 18
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Fred Brown Residence Hall, Room 146 A/B

During this interactive workshop, the facilitators will share research about implicit bias and micro-aggressions, and how these phenomena impact student learning and engagement. Through discussion and role-play, participants will learn strategies for preventing and mitigating these issues in the classroom.


  • Ashlee Anderson, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
  • Sara Nasrollahian, Teaching and Learning Innovation


October Diversi-Tea: Managing incivility and difficult dialogues in online and traditional classroom contexts
Wednesday, October 24
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Hodges Library, Room 605

This panel discussion will focus on developing strategies for addressing spark moments both online and in traditional classrooms. Panelists will facilitate conversations with faculty and staff around the topic of incivility and difficult dialogues, while sharing some of their own experiences, expertise and strategies for navigating these areas. Tea and light refreshments will be served. This event will be webcasted and will also be available for viewing online. Links for online viewing will be available soon here.


  • James Williams, Assistant Professor, Retail, Hospitality and Hotel Management)
  • Kelly Rubin. Associate Dean of Students
  • Jennifer Gramling, Teaching and Learning Innovation