In order to develop a course that is truly mindful of equity, it is essential to consider how the course syllabus may impact the way that students of differing backgrounds might interpret what is written.
Tue-17-Aug This interactive workshop is designed to help you examine your courses from before and during the pandemic to identify the strongest aspects of each. You will reflect on elements such as your syllabus policies, assignments, and student interactions to ensure that your fall courses incorporate the ‘best of both worlds.'
The Difficult Conversations CASNR Community of Practice, the CASNR Teaching and Learning Improvement Council (TLIC), and the CASNR Dean’s office have come together to create a 6-week summer discussion series (held via Zoom) around inclusive classrooms in our College
You are on a flight back from a conference where you presented your latest work. Your partner calls and tells you that a pipe burst in the basement. They are trying to save what they can, but need your help as soon as you arrive. Unfortunately, you have a report due to your department chair the next morning. You diligently blocked out time to complete it after returning home. As your flight prepares for departure, you grip your phone and send a last-minute email asking for an extension. Upon landing, you check your email.
Bryan Dewsbury, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Rhode Island and the principal investigator of the Science Education and Society (SEAS) research program, discusses the unassailable connection between inclusive teaching practices and education as a general practice of freedom.
First-generation students often lack the parental guidance and prior knowledge about how to succeed in college that many of their peers enjoy. This video explains steps you can take as an instructor to help our first-generation students succeed.