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Inclusivity & Diversity

We are so glad that you are interested in topics related to Inclusivity & Diversity.  Below you will find information regarding the sessions available specific to this topic.  We look forward to seeing you at one of these sessions.

If your department is interested in making arrangements to host a workshop on the topics of implicit bias or microaggressions to be delivered directly to graduate students or faculty, please email Erika Brooks-Hurst at erika.d.brooks@ttu.edu to make these arrangements. It is important to note that these workshops have a focus on teaching, and the target audience is faculty and graduate students who are teaching or have plans to teach.

Please click on the session title to see a description and to register for the event.

  1. Nov
    2
    Mon

    Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom – (November 2, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 290

    “Microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color.” (D.W. Sue et al., American Psychologist, 2007, p. 271) In this workshop, we will explore the concept and the common occurrence of microaggressions and discuss the effects on students and the classroom climate. Participants will have an opportunity to consider and practice a communication framework as one strategy to respond to microaggressions in the classroom. Our goal is to leave this session better prepared to respond to these situations and increase the likelihood of maintaining a supportive classroom climate for all students. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95903506756?pwd=Nk1HdkdwVUR0bkhGZmRtZkJ6Nzc4UT09 Meeting ID: 959 0350 6756 Passcode: 917770

  2. Nov
    9
    Mon

    Understanding Assumptions: The Effect of Bias on The Classroom – (November 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 288

    In this introductory workshop, you will begin to gain an awareness and understanding of how our assumptions, bias, and stereotypes form and function in the classroom, and what effects bias can have on students’ learning. We will consider the implications of bias on student learning in the classroom and their experiences at Texas Tech University. Most importantly, we will discuss specific strategies for the classroom that can help to mitigate the effects of implicit bias on students’ learning.

    Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96759781269?pwd=WW1GTWtHYjhBUDVRVkMrekw2RTc0UT09 Meeting ID: 967 5978 1269 Passcode: 605044

  3. Dec
    3
    Thu

    Understanding Assumptions: The Effect of Bias on The Classroom – (December 3, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 295

    In this introductory workshop, you will begin to gain an awareness and understanding of how our assumptions, bias, and stereotypes form and function in the classroom, and what effects bias can have on students’ learning. We will consider the implications of bias on student learning in the classroom and their experiences at Texas Tech University. Most importantly, we will discuss specific strategies for the classroom that can help to mitigate the effects of implicit bias on students’ learning.

    Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96759781269?pwd=WW1GTWtHYjhBUDVRVkMrekw2RTc0UT09 Meeting ID: 967 5978 1269 Passcode: 605044

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