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. ITTJ focuses on how inclusive teaching can contribute to UWM’s goal of becoming a more radically welcoming and equitable campus. Instructors who complete the workshop series will further their understanding of how to apply inclusive teaching practices in their course planning and 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.
Note that this program is run through a Canvas course site, so there will be some materials and online activities available to registered attendees prior to each session. Reviewing these beforehand will help you gain more from the workshop session itself.
This event is partially funded via Academic Staff Group Professional Development Awards.
For registration-related FAQs, please see Inclusive Teaching Toward Justice.
ITTJ Session 3: Inclusive Course and Assignment Design
This session will focus on practical ways of designing both courses and specific assignments through an inclusive teaching lens. How do we provide students with, on the one hand, the structure and transparency they need to meet expectations, and on the other hand, enough flexibility to support their own agency and growth in learning? Likely topics include:
- Features of an inclusive course syllabus
- Growth mindset — why this matters, and how to promote it in our assessment plans
- Basic principles and applications of Universal Design for Learning
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. Food will be provided.
If you prefer to attend ITTJ Session 3 virtually, that session will occur on Thursday, November 3, 10am–12noon. 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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] to request accommodations or ask any questions.
Registration is closed for this workshop.