Inclusive Pedagogy

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Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE)

BGSU’s Center for Faculty Excellence supports several initiatives that promote inclusive pedagogy at BGSU.  These initiatives are ongoing, intentional, and integrated in the approach to supporting faculty and students within learning environments at BGSU.  

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)
BGSU became institutional members of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) in spring 2016.  As a member of NCFDD, our faculty and students can access important professional development materials and resources to support faculty success.  In fall 2016, the CFE sponsored Dr. Rosemary Roberts from NCFDD to facilitate two on-campus workshops: “Solo Success: How to Thrive in the Academy When You’re the Only ______ in Your Department” and “Re-Thinking Mentoring: How to Build Communities of Inclusion, Support and Accountability”. The CFE continues to sponsor activities related to these workshops in our ongoing effort to create an inclusive environment for faculty and graduate students at BGSU.

Inclusive Excellence (AAC&U)
BGSU has long been affiliated with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)’s Inclusive Excellence initiative as indicative of our participation as a LEAP school and adoption of AACU’s VALUE rubrics.

Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE)
BGSU is interested in exploring involvement in the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Project, facilitated by Indiana University. BGSU is already an active participant in the Sense of Belonging Project, which also involves Indiana University and an included component of the CECE Project. The CFE is planning to host a workshop by the CECE on Culturally Relevant Curriculum & Pedagogy, spring 2017.

CFE Faculty Book Club
The CFE will be supporting a faculty book club spring semester (2017) for the book, Transforming Classroom Culture: Inclusive Pedagogical Practices (2011).  Book club members will meet approximately 4 times throughout the semester for discussion, dialog, and to share experiences with colleagues.

 

Events

Convene, Converse, Lunch & Learn (CFE)
The CFE sponsors meetings to provide a venue for faculty, graduate students, and instructional staff to informally meet with instructors and discuss the practiced and methods of teaching.  Each meeting has an overarching topic, but no fixed agenda.  These meetings are an opportunity to come together as a community to listen, discuss, and share experiences.

 

Resources for Civil Discourse

The CFE is working collaboratively with other units and departments across campus to provide resources and tools to assist faculty with civil discourse in the classroom. Here are some resources:

Facilitating Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom” presentation.  Tasha Souza, Faculty Associate for Inclusive Classrooms, Professor of Communication, Humboldt State University.

Difficult Conversations, Strategies for Civil Discourse”.  Tasha Souza, Faculty Associate for Inclusive Classrooms, Professor of Communication, Humboldt State University.

Inclusive Practices for Managing Controversial Issues”.   The University of Queensland Australia  

Teaching Controversial Issues”.  Center for Faculty Excellence at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

"Guidelines for Discussion of Racial Conflict and the Language of Hate, Bias, and Discrimination”. University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.  

Making the Most of Hot Moments in the Classroom".  University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.