SET Spring 2023 – Teaching Every Student
From Craig Clarkson
Thursday, March 16, 3:30-4:30 pm
The dominant protocols, practices, and environments of higher education were established in an era of a fairly homogeneous student body. Today’s students, however, are shaped by myriad backgrounds, experiences, and identities that interact with learning processes. This session will consider the ways our instruction may unintentionally exclude or bypass our students, offering evidence-based suggestions for how we can better teach every student through intentional course design, classroom environment, and interactions with students. In the process, we will interrogate shibboleths like accommodation and inclusion as well as pedagogical practices like lecture, discussion, and exams. Envisioning an evolving journey rather than checking off boxes, we will finally explore ways faculty can share ideas both simple and systemic and promote magnanimous teaching in departmental culture.