Inclusive Teaching Toward Justice

Program Overview

This three-part workshop series is a professional development opportunity aimed at preparing instructors to effectively teach UWM’s diverse student body. These workshops are an updated version of the “Teaching for Multicultural Inclusion and Equity” program offered in 2019–2020. “Inclusive Teaching Toward Justice” (ITTJ) builds on UWM’s Racial Justice and Equity Program by focusing 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 design and classroom management. They will be prepared to:

  • explain how their own and their students’ identities impact teaching and learning
  • facilitate classroom activities that promote equitable participation and a sense of belonging among students
  • write an inclusive course syllabus
  • design assignments that effectively support and assess student learning

Registration is open to all UWM instructors — faculty, academic staff, graduate TAs, and adjuncts — in all disciplines.

This event is partially funded via Academic Staff Group Professional Development Awards.

Fall 2022 schedule — in-person or virtual attendance options

The three sessions will occur every other week from early October to early November. Participants may choose to attend the in-person lunch meetings on Wednesdays or the virtual meetings (via Zoom) on Thursdays.

Note that this program is run through a Canvas course site, so there will be some materials and online activities available to attendees prior to each session. Reviewing these beforehand will help you gain more from the workshop session itself.

Session 1: Teaching and Learning through the lens of Social Identities

October 5, 12 – 2 pm (Engelmann B73) In person
October 6, 10am – 12 pm (Zoom) Virtual

Session 2: Building Inclusive Classroom Communities

October 19, 12 – 2 pm (Engelmann B73) In person
October 20, 10am – 12 pm (Zoom) Virtual

Session 3: Inclusive Course and Assignment Design

November 2, 12 – 2 pm (Engelmann B73) In person
November 3, 10am – 12 pm (Zoom) Virtual

Register Here

Frequently Asked Questions

If I register for one session, am I automatically registered for the other two?
No. Each session has its own registration form. When you register, you’ll also need to choose whether to attend the in-person or the virtual session.
Do I need to attend all three sessions?
Not necessarily; since each session has its own registration, you may choose to attend only one or two that are of interest to you. However, the three sessions are designed to build on and complement each other, so you’ll receive the most benefit from attending them all. In addition, participants who attend all three sessions (in either format) and complete the post-session reflections can earn a digital badge of completion.
Is it okay to attend some weeks in person and others virtually?
If possible, it’s recommended that you choose one of the formats to attend consistently, which will help to build community and deepening conversations from one week to the next. However, it’s also fine to mix and match if scheduling needs require this!
What if I have a last-minute emergency and can’t attend?
If you were planning to attend the in-person meeting and can’t make it, it’s fine to come to the virtual session on Thursday instead (and helpful if you can alert us to your change in plans). The virtual meetings will be recorded, so if you miss a week altogether, you will be able to watch the recording — although note that breakout-room activities will be missing from that, and watching a recording isn’t nearly as rich an experience as participating in discussions.
Is food provided for the in-person meetings?
Yes! Thanks to an Academic Staff Group Professional Development Award, we will be providing food for lunch. More details about this will be available to those who register for these meetings.
Will I receive resources, handouts, or other takeaways?
Absolutely! When you register for one or more of the sessions, you’ll also be enrolled in a Canvas site containing additional resources and readings, as well as optional online activities to help you prepare for each session. The digital badge of completion will be administered through this site. Earning that badge requires attending all three sessions and submitting each of the post-session reflections.