Spring Workshop Series for Faculty

    February 18, 2020

    The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence along with the Office of Equity and Diversity are excited to offer four pedagogy development workshops for faculty. The series, Examining Pedagogy Through an Inclusive Lens, will highlight strategies and best practices to foster an inclusive classroom environment for a diverse student population. Topics include racial diversity, gender expression/identity, disability accommodations, and working with veteran students.

    On Friday, Feb. 21, Dr. Tiffany Bordonada will present Racial Diversity. Dr. Bordonada is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services and co-director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program. Dr. Bordonada will expand on the importance of a productive and equal learning environment for all. She will also speak about teaching strategies and reflective student assignments that celebrate diversity and increase racial awareness.

    On Thursday, Feb. 27, Dr. Paul Datti will present All About Gender. Dr. Datti is an associate professor at the University of Scranton where he directs the Counseling and Human Services program. Dr. Datti will discuss the terms related to gender identity, reducing sexism and cisgenderism, adopting inclusive language and actions, and reducing bias and avoiding misgendering. 

    On Thursday, March 26, Dr. Rebecca Dalgin will present Accommodations & Beyond: Inclusive Strategies in the Classroom. Dr. Dalgin is a professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services and the Rehabilitation Counseling Masters Degree program director. Dr. Dalgin will discuss classroom accommodations for students with disabilities, disability-inclusive language, eliminating stigma, confidentiality, universal design, and available resources.

    On Friday, May 1, Dr. Mary Troy will present Veteran Student Issues. Dr. Troy is an assistant professor in the Counseling and Human Services department. Dr. Troy will discuss veteran student challenges in starting and finishing college, and strategies for veteran student retention and success.

    All workshops will be held in the DeNaples Center, room 406. Registration is required. Please click here to register.  Light fare will be served at each session. 

    For more information, please contact Amy Simolo, CTLE faculty development specialist, at amy.simolo@scranton.edu or call 570-941-7498.

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