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Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA): The signature course, The Humanity of Inclusive Practices: Keep Walking

Please join Gardner Institute's Teaching and Learning Academy signature course entitled, "The Humanity of Inclusive Practices: Keep Walking," This course is held between June 14-23, 2021. All faculty (full-time and adjunct; credit, dual-credit, and non-credit), graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants, and faculty developers are all welcome to register!

Synchronous Sessions:

  • June 14, 12-2:30 p.m. CST
  • June 16, 12-2:30 p.m. CST
  • June 18, 12-2:30 p.m. CST
  • June 21, 12-2:30 p.m. CST
  • June 23, 12-2:30 p.m. CST

About the Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA)

TLA is a course redesign community that helps participants develop and apply evidence-based and anti-racist teaching practices to improve student learning in gateway courses. It is designed to be an inclusive experience, providing multiple points of entry and opportunities for synchronous and asynchronous engagement. Their signature course, "The Humanity of Inclusive Practices: Keep Walking," is offered annualy and is focused on anti-racist and inclusive practices.

Signature Course:  The Humanity of Inclusive Practices: Keep Walking

John Dewey states that education is not ‘preparation for life’, it is ‘life itself’. Our work as practitioners calls us to teach beyond content, and instead centralize the cultivation of humanity as the lifeblood of education. The Gardner Institute hopes that you can join them on this journey, acknowledge the work that you are doing, and continuing to do, in ensuring equity within the academic space, and using the academic space to ensure social equity. They encourage you to ‘keep walking’. They will focus on four critical areas of the academic ecosystem in the context of curriculum design, necessary for everyone to keep walking towards cultural humility. This course will focus on a) Self-care and sustainable approaches to inclusive teaching, b) design and measurement for long-term impact of equity-based approaches, c) constructing and sustaining faculty learning communities and d) embarking on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). 

About the Course Instructors

Bryan Dewsbury, Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Rhode Island and a Gardner Institute Fellow

Mays Imad, a professor of Genetics, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Pima Community College as well as the founding coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Center and a Gardner Institute Fellow

Josh Caulkins, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Gardner Institute Fellow

Stephanie M. Foote, Associate Vice President for Teaching, Learning, and Evidence-Based Practices at the Gardner Institute Brad Weutherick, Associate Provost, Academic Programs, Teaching and Learning at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus and a Gardner Institute Fellow 

Wednesday, June 23

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