Aida Tomeh Distinguished Service Award

NCSA and AKD Pre-conference Teaching and Learning Workshop


Thursday April 5, 2018
12pm to 5pm 

(In) Justice and Equity in the Classroom:
Foundations and Strategies for Inclusive Pedagogy

Sociologists have long been champions of justice and equity in the classroom. We are well aware of how stratification is perpetuated in the academic setting and the role that faculty play in breaking down barriers. The challenge before us if how can we do more without exhausting ourselves in the process?  Using a comprehensive five facet approach, this workshop will help faculty of all experience levels find inspiration and develop strategies for creating their most inclusive classroom.  Topics include: barriers in our classrooms, effective syllabus audits, choosing resources, discussing difficult topics, implicit biases in grading and assessment practices, universal design in learning, confronting our professorial privilege, inclusivity in large classes, and more.

Workshop attendees will participate in roundtable discussions as well as individual and group activities over the course of the afternoon.  At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will leave with ideas they can immediately implement in their courses along with strategies for creating a more inclusive classroom over time.

Deadline to apply for workshop is March 1, 2018.

Advance Application Required.  Workshop fee: $20

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This workshop is sponsored by the NCSA Section on Teaching and Learning and Alpha Kappa Delta in service to its members and to the discipline as a whole. We accept applications on a rolling basis but appreciate receiving them no later than March 1st in order to confirm space and food needs. Early submission ensures space for you and space is limited. A waiting list will be maintained. Workshop fee is non-refundable.

Questions about the workshop should be directed to Melinda Messineo: Please feel free to call as well 765-285-5530.