Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Inclusive Practitioners Program, a continuing education and development program.

The program is founded on three overarching goals:

  • To provide ongoing opportunities for faculty and staff to engage in critical conversations about campus learning environments and how to intentionally structure those environments in ways that increase equity, inclusion, access and full participation.
  • To foster a community of engaged educators committed to creating and maintaining inclusive learning environments who embrace the opportunity to collectively explore ways to reduce barriers, to individually apply strategies for inclusion, and to process and debrief with colleagues the relative effectiveness and impact of varying approaches.
  • To positively impact the experience of students on campus by applying strategies for inclusion in ways that improve the actual and perceived campus climate across living and learning environments.

Overview and Structure

The program is designed to promote individual and collective learning, collective support and problem solving, and relationship building across disciplines and institutional divisions.

  • Faculty and staff who wish to participate in the Program agree to complete at least three workshops (60, 75, or 90 minutes each) over the course of each academic year.
  • Program participants will also be invited to attend one or more Practitioner Conversations during the academic year to discuss ways they are applying inclusive practices in their respective campus learning environments and to explore ways to address any challenges they are experiencing.
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Workshops for Summer 2020

The Summer 2020 workshop schedule will focus on Anti-Racism as Everyday Practice and will feature a lineup of eight 90-minute workshops. Each workshop in the series will be offered during both July and August. (These workshops will also be included as part of the broader IPP schedule of offerings during the 2020-2021 academic year.)

Anti-Racism as Everyday Practice

Manifestations of Racism on Campus: Recognizing Microaggressions (part 1 of 2)

This 90-minute workshop will explore microaggressions and their impact on students, including common examples that faculty and staff should avoid.

Tuesday, July 14 from 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Tuesday, August 4 from 2:00-3:30 pm EDT

Manifestations of Racism on Campus: Responding to Microaggressions (part 2 of 2)

This 90-minute workshop will explore strategies for engaging effectively when students make comments that cause harm, with a focus on helping students develop the capacity for critical self-reflection and perspective taking.

Wednesday, July 15 from 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Wednesday, August 5 from 2:00-3:30 pm EDT

Unpacking What’s Happening: Engaging with Call-Out Culture

This 90-minute workshop will explore the dynamics of call-out (or cancel) culture, including how those dynamics are influenced by who is calling out, who is being called out, and why. The workshop will also address ways to help students critically reflect on those dynamics and their impact and how to help students frame their engagement with others in ways that increase understanding while centering social justice.

Monday, July 20 from 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Tuesday, August 11 from 2:00-3:30 pm EDT

Who’s in the Room: Managing Power and Privilege Dynamics

This 90-minute workshop will explore the ways power and privilege manifest in interpersonal dynamics and how to increase students’ self-awareness of the way their behavior impacts others in order to promote greater equity, inclusion, access and full participation.

Wednesday, July 22 from 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Wednesday, August 12 from 2:00-3:30 pm EDT

Setting the Tone: Establishing Expectations for Learning Environments on Day 1

This 90-minute workshop will explore strategies for increasing clarity and transparency with respect to how students are expected to engage with each other in learning environments and the rationale behind those expectations with respect to student learning and campus climate.

Thursday, July 23 from 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Wednesday, August 19 from 2:00-3:30 pm EDT

Framing Difficult Discussions: Acknowledging Impact, Using Trigger Warnings, and Fostering Engagement

This 90-minute workshop will explore strategies to foster engaged discussion related to difficult topics (such as systemic racism and violence) while being mindful of the impact those topics/discussions might have on students.

Tuesday, July 28 from 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Thursday, August 20 from 2:00-3:30 pm EDT

Navigating Flash Points: Facilitating Difficult Dialogues in Response to Campus and Cultural Tensions

This 90-minute workshop will explore strategies for facilitating difficult dialogues when flash points arise due to campus events, cultural tensions, or critical national/international incidents.

Wednesday, July 29 from 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Tuesday, August 25 from 2:00-3:30 pm EDT

A Critical Conversation about Students’ Perceptions of Classroom Climate and What that Means for Faculty

This 90-minute workshop will explore some of the factors that impact students’ perceptions of classroom climate, ways faculty can periodically assess how students are experiencing the class, and how intentional outreach and transparency can increase equity, inclusion, access and full participation.

Thursday, July 30 from 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Thursday, August 27 from 2:00-3:30 pm EDT

Registration

Click the button below to register for workshops. You will receive an Outlook invitation for the session(s) you register for. If you need to update your registration for a session at any point, you can do so by updating your Outlook calendar response.

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Education for Equity and Inclusion
209 Carr Hall
Middlebury, VT 05753

rwells@middlebury.edu
(802) 443-5797 (Tel)