UWM to hold Capacity-Building Circles for instructors and support staff

With tensions rising on college campuses and communities around the world as the Middle East conflict progresses, many on UWM’s campuses are seeking ways to support students and colleagues as they navigate how to engage in conversations that acknowledge the human aspects of a deeply contentious crisis.

On Nov. 28 and Dec. 4, UWM will host Capacity-Building Circles, which are spaces for instructors and student support staff (such as academic advisors, success coaches, etc.) to learn how to discuss contentious topics in and outside of the classroom.

Circles will be in person and co-facilitated by Sarah MacDonald, DEI training and dispute resolution specialist, and Liz Drame, special assistant to the Vice Chancellor for DEI and professor of teaching and learning. Register at this webpage.

All in-person sessions are in Bolton Hall, Room 196.

Tuesday, Nov. 28:

  • 11 a.m.-Noon (student support staff)
  • 2-3 p.m. (instructors)

Monday, Dec. 4:

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (instructors)
  • 2-3 p.m. (student support staff)

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