Advanced Teaching Institute: Getting Comfortable with Challenging Discussions

The semester-long institute comprises a series of seven workshop-style Zoom sessions. Due to the interactive design of this institute, cohort registration will be limited to 30 faculty. Advanced Teaching Institutes are intended for faculty who have completed a previous CET Faculty Teaching Institute or the Accelerated Online Teaching Institute.

Getting Comfortable with Challenging Discussions will provide a supportive and informative space for faculty to engage in discussions of controversial topics and manage discussion conflicts. Institute facilitators, guest speakers, and participants will engage in the following topics

  • Creating a classroom environment for productive discussions.
  • Policies and laws on academic freedom and speech.
  • Planning for challenging discussions in your course.
  • Addressing current societal events in class discussions.
  • Managing conflicts during class discussions.

Dates for Live Zoom Sessions in Spring 2023

Cohort A: Tuesdays from 10:30 am – Noon Pacific Time

  • January 10
  • January 24
  • February 7
  • February 21
  • March 7
  • March 21
  • April 4

Cohort B: Wednesdays from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Pacific Time

  • January 11
  • January 25
  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 8
  • March 22
  • April 5

Certificates of completion will be given to those who participate in at least six of the seven synchronous Zoom sessions.

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