In this course, faculty members will
- Examine evidence-based approaches for constructing an inclusive, welcoming learning community for all students.
Faculty cohorts will reflect on and share strategies with colleagues for creating a community of learners and inclusive classrooms.
Anchored in the ACC Faculty Values, the Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA) will contribute to student success by expanding faculty teaching practices. The Academy is designed to support faculty based on evidence-based teaching strategies, reflective practice, and teaching innovation. Essential to the Teaching and Learning Academy is the creation of a group of faculty who will learn from each other. The Academy cohort begins with a retreat, to establish a community of learners that explores the scholarship, art and passion of teaching and continues over fall and spring semesters through hybrid coursework.
Module 1: Setting the Tone of the Classroom: Techniques that Promote an Inclusive Classroom
Module 2: Developing Inclusive Course Materials: Using Universal Design Principles
Dr. Shih-Ting Lee: Adjunct Professor, Student Development
Module 3: Recognizing the Importance of Students’ Cultural References: Culturally Responsive Teaching
Charlotte Gullick: Associate Professor and Department Chair, Creative Writing
Module 4: Teaching with an Equity Lens: Examining Bias, Conflict and Micro-Aggressions in the Classroom
Dr. Shirin Catterson Khosropour: Department Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies; Director, Center for Peace & Conflict Studies; Professor, Psychology
Dr. Grant Potts: Department Chair, Philosophy, Religion, and Humanities; Associate Professor, Religion and Philosophy