2020-2021 Sharing Communities
Teaching in 2020: Applied Ethics on Campus/Canvas
It might be hard to remember that we had a few months of normalcy at the start of 2020. But before we knew it, not only did all faculty have to quickly adjust to teaching all of our courses online we also had many other uncertainties surrounding our lives. This Sharing Community will start out by taking a look back at issues that arose in spring and we will discuss what we would have done differently. We will use some ethical decision-making processes to frame our conversations. At the start of fall, the group will talk about some specific online teaching concerns, such as academic misconduct, course/program integrity and related topics. Later in fall we’ll start to take a closer look at present day situations we and our students are facing. We will start to tackle larger issues that delve into faculty and student interactions and processes. Participants will start thinking about ways we can address timely, yet controversial, topics, such as protests and elections, in our classrooms.
Kate Edenborg, interim director of the Center for Applied Ethics, will facilitate this Sharing Community. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 12:20-1:15 p.m. in Microsoft Teams. We will plan to meet at least once a month after that. Times and dates will be determined at the first meeting. Contact Kate at email@example.com or ext. 1483 if you want to know more.
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“Me” and White Supremacy Discussions – Sharing Community
This group will use discussion, self-reflection, and the first 83 pages of Layla Saad’s book, me and white supremacy, to explore topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. With this sharing community as a safe space, we will examine ideas of white privilege, white fragility, tone policing, color blindness, and more. These discussions support Stout’s goals of recruitment and retention of more diverse employees, as well as individuals’ personal and professional goals of improving teaching effectiveness and interactions with students and colleagues outside of the classroom. Books will be provided by NTLC. Space is limited so please register early at:
Meeting schedule: Thursdays: 2:30 - 3:25
- September 24 - My identities & white privilege presentation
- October 8 - My identities & white privilege discussion
- October 22 - White fragility presentation
- November 5 - White fragility discussion
- November 19 - Tone policing presentation
- December 3 - Tone policing discussion
- December 17 - White silence
- January 14 - White silence discussion
- January 28 - White superiority presentation
- February 11 - White superiority discussion
- February 25 - White exceptionalism
- March 11 - White exceptionalism discussion
- March 25 - Color blindness
- April 8 - Color blindness discussion
- April 22 - IDI (tentative) & reflection
- May 13 - Debriefing & Next Steps
Note: the content of some sessions and discussions can be difficult to consider, such as white privilege, paradigms about race, and identity-based discrimination and harassment. This sharing community is designed to be a place where people engage bravely, honestly, and thoughtfully with challenging ideas.
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Small Teaching Online – Sharing Community
As a group, we will share ideas, expertise and questions related to enhancing our knowledge and skills for effectively teaching courses with a full or partially distance-delivered model. We will use Darby’s book Small Teaching Online as a guide for applying learning science in online environments. The book will be provided by NTLC.
Sylvia Tiala of the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center will facilitate this Sharing Community/Community of Practice. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 9:05 - 10:00 a.m. in Microsoft Teams. We will plan to meet twice a month after that. Times and dates will be determined at the first meeting. Contact Sylvia Tiala at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5196 for more information.
Sharing Community Topics:
- October - Designing for Learning
- Backward Design
- Media & Technology Tools
- November - Teaching Humans
- Building Community
- Giving Feedback
- Fostering Student Success
- Creating Autonomy
- Making Connections
- Developing as an Online Instructor
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