The Summer Symposium is an annual skill-building event for members of the Gillings School community to create more inclusive classroom experiences. Join us for the following sessions:
June 14 ( Tuesday) - Creating Inclusive Classroom Discussions
Participants will learn effective teaching strategies that foster open and honest communication between faculty and students to build an inclusive learning environment.
June 15 ( Wednesday) - Promoting Inclusivity in Classroom Discussions
Participants will learn about avenues students can use to share feedback about their experiences in the classroom, structures in place to address issues raised, and creative ways to incorporate student input into teaching practices. Participants will also hear from student panelists and faculty about strategies for harm reduction when instances of bias, racism or other challenges arise in the classroom.
June 16 (Thursday) - Facilitating Critical Conversations in the Classroom
Participants will learn how to engage students in critical conversations through interactive practice facilitated by an instructor.
This nine-hour event counts toward the Gillings School’s annual inclusive excellence training requirement.