The School of Education, the Provost's Office, and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring are pleased to offer an August Summer Institute on Zoom called "Redesigning Your Syllabus for Inclusive Excellence."
We invite all full and part-time faculty and teaching staff to join us for four half-days during the first week of August (August 2 to 5, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and a final day on August 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,* to explore ways to transform a course for inclusive excellence.
Each participant should bring a Fall 2021 syllabus with them to the Institute — we will address all syllabus elements and focus on assessments, assignments, pedagogical choices, classroom routines, as well as faculty-student and student-student relationships to support the learning of all students and ways to create dynamic and diverse learning communities. The focus will include discussion of differentiating instruction and assessment, universal design for learning, growth vs. fixed mindset, and anti-racist teaching practices.
Participants will have opportunities to share ideas with each other and engage with up-to-date resources during the first week of August, identifying possible changes. Participants will come back together on August 24th to discuss changes, share revised syllabi, and provide feedback and support. The sessions will be organized by Graciela Slesaransky-Poe and Ellen Skilton with additional presenters/facilitators to be announced.
*Participants who are unable to come for the full institute are welcome to come on Monday, August 2nd, Thursday, August 5th and Tuesday August 24th as part-time participants. You can indicate your preference when you register on Zoom.