Inclusive Teaching Toward Justice (ITTJ) – Program Overview
This three-part workshop series is a professional development opportunity aimed at preparing instructors to effectively teach UWM’s diverse student body. Instructors will learn principles and practices of inclusive course design, classroom facilitation, and assessment of student learning.
Registration is open to all UWM instructors — faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants, adjuncts — in all disciplines.
Each session is offered in both an in-person and a virtual format. Participants who attend all three sessions (in either format) and complete the post-session reflections can earn a digital badge of completion.
For registration-related FAQs, please see Inclusive Teaching Toward Justice.
ITTJ Session 2: Building Inclusive Classroom Communities
This session addresses why an inclusive classroom community (or its absence) matters to student learning. We will examine factors that contribute to classroom climate. Likely topics include:
- Proactive ways to build a sense of class community, in both face-to-face and online courses
- Why and how constructive engagement of conflict may actually strengthen classroom community
- Ways of responding productively to incidents of conflict or microaggressions
Location/format: In person, in Engelmann B73
This in-person lunch meeting will occur in CETL’s Innovation Teaching Lab, in the basement of Engelmann Hall. Some food will be provided; more details will be available closer to the workshop date.
If you prefer to attend ITTJ Session 2 virtually, that session will occur the same week on Wednesday and has its own registration. Please return to our workshop calendar to locate the registration page for that session.
Questions about the workshop? Needed accommodations?
Please contact CETL Teaching Consultant Sarah MacDonald [email@example.com] to request accommodations or ask any questions.