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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

FBH Faculty Lounge

Professor Ania Loomba, English
Tuesday, February 28 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Convener: Najnin Islam, CTL Graduate Fellow, English

Location: Fisher Bennett, Faculty Lounge

Summary: How has the current political climate affected our classrooms? How has it changed or inflected our responsibilities as instructors? As individuals who are also coming to terms with the social and political changes around us, how do we decide what to prioritize in our classrooms? In this workshop Prof. Ania Loomba will reflect on the changes brought by the recent U.S elections in our pedagogic practice and lead a discussion on how we might help our students navigate some of the challenges they may be facing at the moment. Participants are encouraged to reflect on and share their observations about the post-election classroom, and also express their thoughts and concerns about teaching at this time. : How can we work with students who may have concerns for their acceptance and safety? How can we handle potential confrontations between students of different perspectives? What concerns so graduate students’ have about how their own identities will be received? How can the classroom atmosphere differ across different institutions? Please bring your ideas and about such issues and anything else that you are concerned about or think should be discussed in the workshop. All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the English department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

  *   Registration is not necessary but if you could send me a quick RSVP that'd be great!