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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

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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

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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