Faculty Development Workshops

Inclusive Teaching Workshop Series

As our classrooms become increasingly diverse, faculty can work to create welcoming environments that support the learning and success of all students. In these workshops, we will focus on specific inclusive teaching strategies and how to implement them in our teaching. These workshops can be taken individually or as a series.

To register for a workshop, go to the SLCC Registration System found under the Employee Tab in your MySLCC portal. In the registration system you will select Faculty Development as the department. Then choose the professional development opportunity title you are interested in.

Our inclusive teaching workshops are hybrid this semester - in person and zoom participation is available.

Bias & Microaggressions in the Classroom

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 2:30-4 p.m., This workshop will be held virtually only - zoom link will be provided after registration.

In this workshop, faculty will explore what bias and microaggressions are, how to recognize them in ourselves and in the classroom, and how to respond with curiosity and compassion when microaggressions occur.

Creating an Inclusive Classroom Climate

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 2:30-4 p.m., Professional Development Center

Research shows us that when students feel a sense of belonging in class, their learning outcomes improve. In this workshop, faculty will discuss strategies for setting an inclusive and respectful tone as well as how to respond when challenging situations arise in the classroom.

Developing an Inclusive Syllabus

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 2:30-4 p.m., Professional Development Center

While the syllabus is a familiar feature in an academic course, we often overlook strategies to design a syllabus that is inclusive. Whether you are an experienced or new faculty member, participants will have the opportunity to develop or assess a syllabus for inclusive components such as tone, policies, statements, and transparency. If possible, please bring a syllabus with you.

Antiracism Workshops (Session Full)

Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12 pm over Zoom, September 15, October 13, November 10, December 10

This workshop series is open to all full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and staff.

The intention of these four workshops is to co-create a space where participants do the often hard work of examining our own bias and privileges. We begin our work with the awareness that we participate, often unconsciously, in racially biased actions. Participants will be asked to register for and commit to attending all four workshops. Each workshop will be interactive starting with a check in, a short didactic segment related to the literature, an experiential learning segment, and a check out.

Register for the four fall sessions of the Faculty Learning Community in the SLCC Registration System found under the Employee Tab in your MySLCC portal. In the registration system you will select Staff Development as the department