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Teaching in Tumultuous Times: A Faculty Panel
October 28, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree
This year, we’ve faced—and continue to face—events that have a great effect on all of us: the upcoming election, the pandemic, racialized police violence, social justice protests, and the Supreme Court transition, to name just a few. For faculty, it’s not always clear how to navigate teaching in the midst of these tumultuous events. For instance, should stressful or controversial topics be acknowledged or discussed in class? If so, when and how? Does it depend on the class?
This faculty panel will focus on ways to support both our students and ourselves in the context of these current events. Professors Pablo Bose, Rachael Montesano, Jane Okech, and Cynthia Reyes will share how they’ve handled the “days after significant events” in their classes in the past. They’ll discuss considerations for acknowledging and addressing a diverse range of student (and faculty) responses to these events and strategies for engaging in the ensuing discussions, if the conditions are right.
There will be opportunities for participants to join in the dialogue.
Facilitated by Annie Murray-Close and co-sponsored by the Center for Cultural Pluralism.