Inclusive Teaching, Jesuit/Ignatian

Jesuit Universities as Sanctuaries for Truth and Justice

by Debra Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Although the spring issue of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education is already out, I find myself still thinking about the fall issue, which focused on Jesuit universities as “sanctuaries for truth and justice.” (You can read the full issue here: LINK.) From cover to cover, the Fall 2017 issue… Continue reading Jesuit Universities as Sanctuaries for Truth and Justice

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Resources to Support LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum and Classroom Climate

The Center for Ethics Education at Fordham University hosted a discussion in October 2013 with faculty and teaching fellows on creating LGBTQ inclusive classroom experiences. As a result of that discussion, the center maintains a website with regularly updated information and resources to support course-, department-, and institution-level efforts towards LGBTQ inclusion at Fordham. You… Continue reading Resources to Support LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum and Classroom Climate

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Resources to help facilitate difficult dialogues in the classroom

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center With the recent events surrounding the Stockley verdict, renewed conversations related to race, privilege, class and equity can make their way into the classroom.  Facilitating dialogue and creating an equitable learning environment can be a challenging task even for the most seasoned faculty member. Last year, the Reinert… Continue reading Resources to help facilitate difficult dialogues in the classroom

From the Director, Inclusive Teaching

A Year on Inclusive Teaching: Closing Reflections

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center As the academic year comes to a close, the Reinert Center team is wrapping up a year-long focus on inclusive teaching.  Since August, we’ve hosted more than 10 events explicitly focused on different aspects of inclusive teaching, curated or created more than 40 web-based resources to promote inclusive teaching,… Continue reading A Year on Inclusive Teaching: Closing Reflections

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Strategies to Enhance Empathy Development in College Teaching

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center The ability to practice empathy has become a popular topic lately.  As an important component for inclusive teaching and a crucial interpersonal skill necessary for a the 21st Century job market (Markham, 2016; National Research Council, 2013), empathy is often defined as a combination of behaviors that include… Continue reading Strategies to Enhance Empathy Development in College Teaching

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Learning Styles Mini-Literature Review

by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center The idea that individuals learn in different ways has been around for centuries. “As early as 334 BC, Aristotle said that “each child possessed specific talents and skills” and he noticed “individual differences in young children.” (Reiff, 92.) Research on learning styles in the 1970s (Kolb’s Experiential… Continue reading Learning Styles Mini-Literature Review