Inclusive Teaching

Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Resources for Getting Started

by Christopher Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center “The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify it and describe it–and then dismantle it.” –Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist (2019)   As a part of our ongoing commitment to providing equitable and inclusive educational structures for teaching and learning, the Reinert Center… Continue reading Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Resources for Getting Started

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Don’t Forget: Breakout Rooms Require Community, Too

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning In our push to accommodate the needs of students participating in online, hybrid, and remote learning formats, Zoom breakout rooms are consistently promoted as a viable tool to engage and connect students with content, each other, and course activities. The format has even… Continue reading Don’t Forget: Breakout Rooms Require Community, Too

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Three resources to help reflect on anti-racist teaching and course design

by Christopher Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As we continue to strive to create ways to be a more equitable learning community, a growing number of educational resources to support anti-racism are available.  Admittingly the volumes of resources, guides, and books available can be a bit daunting; however, listed below are three brief resources to… Continue reading Three resources to help reflect on anti-racist teaching and course design

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Shocking the System: Why Talk about Race in the Classroom?

by Elisabeth Hedrick-Moser, Instructional Consultant, Reinert Center Recent waves of violence against black lives and a rising tide of protest have raised cultural awareness of the depth of systemic racism. Many educators are pondering whether or how to acknowledge this cultural upheaval in the classroom. Some may feel that, although racism is a problem in… Continue reading Shocking the System: Why Talk about Race in the Classroom?

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Course Design for the Inclusive Eye

by Elisabeth Hedrick-Moser, Instructional Consultant, Reinert Center Over the years the Reinert Center has been developing an arsenal of resources for helping educators cultivate inclusive practices. There are so many resources, in fact, that it can be difficult to sift through all of them. The following is a list that highlights the resources available, with… Continue reading Course Design for the Inclusive Eye

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A Model for Pandemic Era Course Design

by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As we face the uncertainty of the fall semester, it is hard to see how our instructional time with students won’t change.  We may go through the entire semester without transitioning to remote learning, as we were forced to in the spring. Even if that proves to… Continue reading A Model for Pandemic Era Course Design

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College Student Mental Health: The New Normal

by Christina Tisher, Coordinator of Clinical Research, Graduate Student Wellness, and Disability Outreach,University Counseling Center  Mental health challenges are real and tangible forces in the lives of college students today. According to a national survey of nearly 20,000 undergraduate students, the three most frequently reported factors that negatively impacted students’ academic success were anxiety (27.4%), sleep difficulties… Continue reading College Student Mental Health: The New Normal

Inclusive Teaching

Speaking the Language of Inclusion

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Many of us who are committed to inclusion are careful about the language we use. As we learn more about representing difference in our learning communities we find that language shifts over time, sometimes very quickly. Although we may recognize that the cultural weight our language carries can lend either… Continue reading Speaking the Language of Inclusion

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy Begins Fifth Year

This June, the Reinert Center welcomed its fifth cohort of faculty and graduate students in the Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy with the summer institute of the same name. The Culturally Responsive Teaching Institute is a four-day, intensive workshop that includes a combination of informational presentations, interactive workshops and discussions, and individual work time. The summer… Continue reading Culturally Responsive Teaching Academy Begins Fifth Year

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Inclusive Teaching Creates Just Learning Environments

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center In keeping with the Reinert Center’s theme of teaching and justice, I’ve been thinking about the ways in which a commitment to inclusive teaching is a commitment to creating just learning environments for students. Earlier this semester, the Ignatian Pedagogy Institute explored two layers to be considered when teaching… Continue reading Inclusive Teaching Creates Just Learning Environments