May Days Professional Development (5/10, 5/12, 5/16, 5/19)

May Days 2022

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion invite faculty, graduate students, and staff to attend May Days 2022, a professional development event.

This event will be online, but will include one in-person presentation on Monday, May 16th, at 11:30 - 3:00 PM. This live event will feature lunch, so please RSVP in advance. See more, including presenter bios, at the event webpage. If you plan on attending the in-person presentation on May 16th, please RSVP by Sunday, May 8.

You are invited to attend one, all, or as many sessions as you would like:

Tuesday, May 10th

Online Keynote: Dr. Milagros Castillo-Montoya
"Advancing Critical, Inclusive, and Equity-Minded Teaching: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?"
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Online: Critical and Inclusive Teaching as White Faculty
Caitlin Elaesser, School of Social Work
Margaret Lloyd-Sieger, School of Social Work
Chris Vials, Department of English; Director, American Studies
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Online: Critical and Inclusive Teaching as Faculty of Color
David Embrick, Department of Sociology
Saran Stewart, Department of Educational Leadership
Frank Tuitt, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
12:30 PM  - 1:45 PM

Thursday, May 12th

Online: Utilizing Student Feedback to Drive Equity Changes in the Classroom
Xinnian Chen, Department of Physiology & Neurobiology
Phoebe Godfrey, Department of Sociology
Micah Heumann, Academic Center for Exploratory Students
1o:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Online: Is it Possible to Decolonize the Classroom?
Chen Chen, Department of Educational Leadership
Shawn Salvant, Department of English and Institute for Africana Studies
Manuela Wagner, Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
12:30 PM  - 1:45 PM

Monday, May 16th

Online: Beyond Accommodations: Systems of Accessibility and Inclusion
Brenda Brueggemann, Department of English
Erin Scanlon, Department of Physics
Arash Esmaili Zaghi, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

In-Person (MCHU 102) and Streaming live: Decentering Grading as an Inclusive Assessment Strategy
11:30 - 12:15 -- Welcome, Networking Lunch Activities
12:15 - 12:45 -- Student Video Testimonials; Beginner Strategies to Decenter Grades
1:00 - 3:00 -- Panel Discussion, Audience Questions, Wrap-Up Activities
Clyde Cady, Jenn Pascal, John Redden, Amit Savkar, Diego Valente
11:30 AM  - 3:00 PM

Thursday, May 19th

Online: How does the University Support Me as an Inclusive teacher?
Michael Bradford, Vice Provost for faculty, Staff, and Student Development
Carl Lejuez, Provost
Frank Tuitt, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
1o:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Online: When Things Go Wrong, How Can I Still Learn from Them?
Thomas Long, School of Nursing; Department of English
Saran Stewart, Department of Educational Leadership
Ryan Talbert, Department of Sociology
12:30 PM  - 1:45 PM