Application 2013-14 For TAs/GPTIs: Exploring Diversity & Inclusion in College Cl...

Application 2013-14 For TAs/GPTIs: Exploring Diversity & Inclusion in College Classrooms

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Exploring Diversity and Inclusion
in College Classrooms
July 9–12, 2013
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
In Gold (MCDB) A120

Working experience with diversity issues in higher education is essential to effective and appropriate classroom teaching and invaluable on the academic job market.

The Graduate Teacher Program (GTP) is hosting a free four-day interactive diversity training in July 2013. The training is designed to help CU Boulder graduate teachers (TAs and GPTIs) incorporate diversity and inclusion into their classroom environments regardless of discipline. Participation is limited to 25 registered participants and satisfies 16 workshop credits toward the GTP workshop requirement of the Certificate in College Teaching and/or the workshop or project portion of the Professional Development Certificate for Preparing Future Faculty. There is no fee for the training, only a required commitment to participate and complete all four sessions.
Deadline to apply is June 28th. Participants will be notified by July 1st regarding their acceptance.
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Topics covered will include:

  • A range of diversity topics presented by experts in their fields
  • Managing difficult conversations with students
  • Integrating multiple perspectives into arts, humanities, social science, and STEM classrooms
  • Creating and accessing materials in your field inclusive of different populations and multiple perspectives
  • Approaching classroom discussions and issues when the teacher and students are from dissimilar backgrounds
  • Creating teaching and learning objectives that reflect content representative of multiple perspectives and knowledge of students from diverse backgrounds
  • Reflection on teachers’ positionality and its impact in the classroom

Requirements for Participation:

  • You must be a graduate student in a graduate program at CU Boulder.
  • You must commit to attend and participate in all four days of training. (If you have a conflict, please email your concerns.
  • You must be interested in incorporating diversity and inclusion effectively into your classroom work.
  • You must have the intent to contribute to the understanding and growth of all program participants.
  • You must apply to reserve your place in the workshop.

Methods used during the training include
expert content presentations, small group work, role-playing, written self-reflections, application of research to practice and personal project, exercises on understanding and incorporating multiple perspectives into one’s own practice.


Participants will reflect on their own relationship to diversity and how it informs their incorporation of diversity into the classroom. Participants will learn multiple perspectives from presenters and participants and share their own. Participants will work on a product of their own choice—a series of exercises or activities, strategies, assignments, lessons, a module, or a syllabus that incorporates diversity and inclusion. Attendees may also voluntarily contribute their insights to a research study throughout the training.

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