Upcoming Events with the OTL
UDL Coffeehouse Sessions
As we prepare for the upcoming fall term, join colleagues from across campus to discuss Universal Design for Learning (UDL). These coffeehouse sessions will provide time and space to learn UDL principles and strategies together. Register for one or both sessions using the links above.
Planning Your Quarter: Teaching, Grading, and Writing
Thursday, September 3, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Do you want to start the fall quarter with your personal and professional lives coordinated in the best way possible? We offer this planning webinar so that you can take time out of your schedule to identify your personal and professional goals, create a strategic plan to accomplish them, and identify the types of community, support, and accountability you need to make this your most productive and balanced quarter ever! (NCFDD, 2020)
White Fragility Faculty Learning Community
This Faculty Learning Community is centered around Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility book. DiAngelo brings "language to the emotional structures that make true discussions about racial attitudes difficult [and] in doing so, [she] moves our national discussion forward with new rules of engagement."
We will explore how the phenomenon of white fragility impacts how we show up in the classroom, and how we make space for all our students to grow and thrive. Our goal is to unpack "how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively" to increase our intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness and enact Inclusive Excellence.
Co-facilitated by OTL Directors Dr. Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave and Dr. Karen Swanson. This is a collaborative Faculty Learning Community structured around book chapters. Participants will take turns leading the discussion, and will receive a copy of DiAngelo's book once registration is closed.
We will meet every other week on Tuesdays from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., beginning September 15.