Inclusive Teaching at Lane
How can faculty members welcome, engage, and support all our students? This year, FPD is sponsoring a series of brown bags, panel discussions, and workshops so that we as faculty may engage with definitions of inclusive teaching; learn about, consider, and implement new strategies for creating inclusive classrooms; and share ideas with our colleagues.
Student Panel/ Q/A Session and Follow-up Brown Bag: "The Hidden Curriculum"
Panel: Monday, February 10, at 2 p.m. in CEN 308
Brown Bag: Friday, February 21 at 9 a.m., also in CEN 308
Students new to higher education, and especially first-generation students, can face the barrier of what's called the "hidden curriculum": those practices or expectations that can help students to succeed, but which are often left unspoken. In this student panel, hosted by FPD and facilitated by Spanish faculty member Rachel Knighten, we will hear from students at Lane about their experiences with the "hidden curriculum," and get their feedback about the ways faculty can better support them inside and outside of the classroom. We will discuss the panel as well as strategies we as faculty can use to effectively guide our students through the hidden curriculum further at the follow-up brown bag, facilitated by Political Science faculty member Erika Masaki. Light refreshments will be served at both events.
Dr. Lisa Nunn Talk ("College Belonging") and Workshop ("33 Simple Strategies for Faculty")
Talk: Friday, April 17, 10-11 a.m., Bldg 4, rm 106
Faculty Workshop : Friday, April 17, 1-3 p.m., Bldg 19, rm 243
With the help of a grant from the Oregon Education Association, Faculty Professional Development and the Office of Equity and Inclusion are partnering to bring Dr. Lisa Nunn to Lane. Dr. Nunn is an educational sociologist whose research focuses on the experiences of first-year and first-generation college students. She is also the Director of the Center for Educational Excellence at the University of San Diego. In her talk, "College Belonging," Dr. Nunn will focus on the critical importance of students feeling a sense of belonging on campus. She will address the differences between "academic belonging" and "social belonging," the particular challenges first-generation students and students of color face when developing a sense of belonging, and the "belonging paradox" of institutional efforts to support diversity. The talk will include a list of new and innovative ways colleges and universities can improve the dynamics of student belonging. In a subsequent faculty workshop, Dr. Nunn will share more of her research into the experiences of first-generation students along with a series of straightforward strategies faculty can use in the classroom and in office hours to better support students.
If you plan to attend the Faculty Workshop, please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. FPD has limited funds to support part-time faculty participation in the workshop; the earlier you RSVP, the more likely you will be able to receive support for attendance. Attendance at either event will fulfill professional development requirements in diversity, social justice, and cultural competency.
Resources for Inclusive Teaching
- Faculty Professional Development Resources Moodle Site (Please enroll here for access to recordings of sessions/workshops. You will want to click the "Enroll Me" button. The site will enroll you as a "student," but that won't impact your ability to access resources.)
- Lane Community College Library's Resources for Cultural Competency
- Inclusive Teaching Strategies (University of Washington)
- Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom (Vanderbilt)
- Inclusive Teaching Strategies (University of Michigan)
- "Want to Reach All of Your Students? Here's How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive" (Chronicle of Higher Ed)
- "From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces"
- Center for Accessible Resources at Lane
- Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges (including stress, anxiety, and depression)
- Supporting Trans and Non-binary Students