The Center for Teaching & Learning will host two exciting sessions presented by Dr. Susan M. Pliner, associate dean for teaching, learning, and assessment, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and co-editor of Teaching, Learning, and Intersecting Identities in Higher Education.
Dr. Pliner is a nationally recognized scholar on teaching excellence and student accessibility. She works with faculty extensively on best practices for teaching all students with the perspective of keeping learning, physical, and cognitive differences in mind. She draws on social justice education and disability studies in her scholarship and teaching.
Accessible Design for the Good of All will take place Monday, Oct. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the AMU Henke Lounge. In this interactive session, Dr. Pliner will highlight how accessibility and teaching with universal design helps every student in class. Breakfast will be provided at 8:30 a.m. and the session will begin at 9 a.m.
Engaging in Dialogues Around Race, Gender, Sexuality, Religion, and Privilege on Campus will take place Monday, Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Center for Teaching and Learning. This interactive session is open to students and faculty members participating in our Civic Dialogue Project, and members of the Marquette community interested in promoting dialogue around social justice topics. Service Learning Faculty and those interested in submitting ESSV courses are also highly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided.
Both presentations will focus on facilitating difficult dialogues on social justice on campus and on accessibility and academic excellence. Registration for both events can be done online.