March 29 - 30, 2012 | The University of Vermont, Dudley H. Davis Center | Burlington, Vermont

Professional Development Series

Open to UVM Faculty, Staff and Administrators Only

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Higher Education Classroom

Monday, April 2, 2012 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Location: Jost Foundation Room - Davis Center
*Limit 30 participants

All campus environments are inherently intercultural but this workshop will explore how you can design a culturally responsive pedagogy so that your trainings/workshops can more efficiently infuse intercultural competence and more effectively address the complex cultural variables in both teaching and learning.

Dr. Lee Knefelkamp

Registration Fee:
Workshop registration fee includes lunch.
$20.00 - UVM Employees
$40.00 - General Public

Registration for this workshop is required. Please send an e-mail to with the workshop title in the subject line. Registration deadline is March 19th. If you are have any questions, please call 656-8833.


Designing Assignments that Work For All

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Location: Bailey/Howe Library Room 303
*Limit 25 participants

This workshop addresses principles of universal design for learning, by looking at ways assignments can be created for the diverse student population. Join with colleagues to explore the ways writing assignments can be constructed to enhance the learning of all students. Looking at some basic principles of curriculum and assignment design, we will identify ways that writing assignments can be supported with a range of flexible activities. Participants will have the chance to explore how writing assignments help students learn material as well as how writing assignments ask students to represent what they have already learned.

Holly Parker, Susanmarie Harrington

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Writing Across Borders: Writing and Culture at UVM

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library
*Limit 15 participants

Join us for a brownbag lunch (tea, coffee, and cookies provided) and lively discussion of the relationship between culture, writing, and faculty expectations. We’ll view Writing Across Borders, a short film featuring international student writers and faculty across campus. Our conversation will explore how cultural expectations frame our writing expectations, and how assignments and assessments are also shaped by culture.

Susanmarie Harrington

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Service-Learning and Social Justice: A Participatory Workshop

Thursday, April 12, 2012 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Location: Billings Library Marsh Lounge
*Limit 25 participants

Service-learning can be a powerful tool for crossing divides, of education, class, age, and other social categories. It brings students out of the academy and into “the community.” It challenges them to encounter challenges and complexity there, and yet it can fall dramatically short of our hopes. Can service-learning be done in a way which supports broader goals for social justice? This participatory workshop engages with the challenge of preparing service-learning courses that grapple directly with questions of how social change occurs and how social justice might be sought. Specific tools, assignments, sample syllabi, and light snacks will be provided as springboards for conversation. Please send an e-mail to to register for this workshop.

Dr. Susan Munkres

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