Upcoming Events

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Intergroup Dialogue in the Classroom

Kristin Kanthak
Facilitator: Kristin Kanthak, Dept. of Political Science
Tuesday, January 23
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Room B26, Alumni Hall
Kristin Kanthak, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, was the first Pitt faculty member to teach an IGD (Intergroup Dialogue) course. Come and hear what she learned in the process of preparing and teaching this course, how the students responded to the course, and what she might adjust in future IGD courses. Kris will present her work and take questions from the audience.
A light lunch will be provided.

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Understanding Our Students: Political Diversity in the Classroom

Andrew Lotz
Facilitator: Andrew Lotz, Dept. of Political Science
Thursday, February 8
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Room 211, David Lawrence Hall
The Understanding Our Students series focuses on understanding the intersection of various identities within the student experience. We hope this series will give faculty a chance to hear what students have to say about each important topic and to reflect on what it means for their teaching practice.

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Building Community by Understanding Power & Privilege

Anupama Jain
Facilitator: Anupama Jain of the Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Program
Tuesday, March 13
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Room 815, Alumni Hall
The demographics of our nation are changing dramatically due to the increased racial and ethnic make-up of American society. Come learn about matters of power and privilege through community building strategies for teaching and learning.
Light refreshments will be provided.

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How “Outsiders” Make History: Teaching Social Justice through History from Below

Marcus Rediker
Facilitator: Marcus Rediker, Dept. of History
Tuesday, March 20
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2nd fl. Ballroom, O’Hara Student Center
Description TBD
Light refreshments will be provided.

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Understanding Our Students: Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education

Shaun Eack
Facilitator: Shaun Eack, School of Social Work
Thursday, April 5
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Room 211, David Lawrence Hall
The Understanding Our Students series focuses on understanding the intersection of various identities within the student experience. We hope this series will give faculty a chance to hear what students have to say about each important topic and to reflect on what it means for their teaching practice.

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Understanding Our Students: Religious Diversity in the Classroom

Joel Brady
Facilitator: Joel Brady, University Center for Teaching & Learning and part-time faculty in the Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literature
Thursday, April 12
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Room 211, David Lawrence Hall
The Understanding Our Students series focuses on understanding the intersection of various identities within the student experience. We hope this series will give faculty a chance to hear what students have to say about each important topic and to reflect on what it means for their teaching practice.

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Other workshops offered through the Teaching Center every semester: