Preparing for Day One

This is the required workshop for Inclusive Classroom Institute certification and is open to all faculty whether or not you are intending to pursue certification.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM



STELAR Active Learning Classroom, LIB LL21

In the Preparing for Day One workshop led by Dr. Ann Johnson (Faculty Advancement, Department of Psychology) participants will explore ways to increase self-knowledge in order to become more mindful of diversity in the classroom and its complexity. In addition, participants will develop strategies for preparing an inclusive excellence syllabus statement, monitoring classroom climate, and minimizing personal bias. This is a flipped workshop – which means that participants will be expected to complete homework before the workshop and come prepared to apply and discuss it.

To complete before the workshop: 1) Register for and complete one or more of the Implicit Association Tests, note results and your response. 2) Read this Faculty Focus article on gender diversity and view the short video there; note your responses and questions and bring to the workshop.

 Workshop Agenda:

  • Implicit bias: what is it and what are implications for teaching?
  • Identifying our implicit biases and making and action plan for addressing them
  • Related concept of stereotype threat and strategies for avoiding
  • Strategies for monitoring climate throughout the semester
  • Student names: accuracy and pronunciation
  • Syllabus statement: draft an inclusive excellence syllabus statement and discuss in groups how to introduce it on day one
  • Question & Answer: Your experiences with difficult classroom situations

 Application Activity

Participants intending to pursue certification will need to complete one of the following application activities for certification: 

  1. Develop your own inclusive excellence syllabus statement and outline briefly in writing a plan to discuss it on day one; submit to Faculty Development.
  2. Use the Devine et. al. article on breaking habits related to implicit bias and come up with 1-3 strategies to implement for yourself. Keep a journal during Fall semester and write up your results in a brief report that you submit to Faculty Development at the end of the semester.

This workshop is part of the Inclusive Classroom Institute and is open to all faculty whether or not you are intending to pursue certification.


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