Graduate Students and Postdocs Learn Inclusive Teaching Practices
March 25, 2019
Activity and discussion filled the ILR Conference Center on March 8 and 9 as 22 graduate students and postdocs developed skills for teaching in diverse classrooms. In its fourth year, the two-day Inclusive Teaching Institute featured a variety of sessions run by four co-facilitators, each challenging participants to expand their thinking and understanding to become better future educators.
“The Inclusive Teaching Institute provides a forum for graduate students and postdocs to work peer-to-peer, share knowledge, and build a shared community of practice around inclusive teaching,” said Melina Ivanchikova, co-facilitator and associate director of inclusive teaching in the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI). “An institute like this one provides an intensive course-like experience for participants to focus intentionally on self-development, explore how to create a sense of belonging, experience a variety of approaches to increasing engagement and inclusion, and make a plan for future teaching.”