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Fostering Student Belonging through Inclusive Language
October 11, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Understand how language shapes student belonging, and explore resources and identify practices that center inclusive language in your teaching practice in this two-part workshop. Participants will engage in discussions, co-creation of a vocabulary related to DEIJ, a case study, and activities that highlight the impact of both inclusive and non-inclusive language on students. The workshop will cover topics such as avoiding microaggressive language, using person-centered language, promoting gender and cultural sensitivity, and fostering a sense of belonging for students from diverse backgrounds. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- List examples of commonly used words and expressions language that can be improved to be more inclusive and make suggestions.
- Explain how language can drive behaviors and perceptions (in teaching and learning environments).
- Reflect on what prior experiences are creating/affirming your sense of belonging. Connect how language, identity, and bias impact belonging.
- Propose actions for using your power, privilege and agency to support inclusive language.
This workshop is part of CIRTL’s fall programming on evidence-based teaching fundamentals.
April Dukes, University of Pittsburgh
Martina Rosenberg, University of Connecticut
Jordan Vinikoor, University of Connecticut
This workshop meets in Zoom on Wednesday, October 11 and 25 at 1-2:30PM AT / 12-1:30PM ET / 11AM-12:30PM CT / 10-11:30AM MT / 9-10:30AM PT.
This workshop is designed first and foremost for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, instructional staff, and other staff in STEM/SBE disciplines, and is generally relevant to anyone looking to explore how language can shape an inclusive learning environment at the college level.
Registration & Enrollment
* At capacity and registration is closed as of Wednesday, October 4 *
Cap: 40. Registration opens Monday, August 14 and closes when capacity is reached. Enrollment will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis; registrants who are from CIRTL member institutions or CIRTL alumni will receive priority.
If you have a disability, please let us know your learning needs. Contact Kate Diamond (email@example.com), who is supporting this workshop, to let us know how we can help you have a successful experience. In addition to meeting individualized needs, we will also take measures throughout the workshop to support accessibility for all our students:
- Using alt-text on images in reading materials
- Sending pre-session reminders with upcoming assignments to all students
- Sharing materials for synchronous sessions with students (slides, activity instructions, etc.)
- Enabling live captioning in synchronous sessions
- Incorporating multiple modes of interaction into synchronous sessions
Associate: Evidence-based teaching
- Describe several known high-impact, evidence-based effective instructional practices and materials and recognize their alignment with particular types of learning goals.