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    Duration and time

    • Fall semester

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    Time commitment

    • 5-7 hours per month

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    Format

    • In-person and asynchronous

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    Audience

    • UM faculty, staff, and graduate students

Registration

Description

Participants will connect with a cohort of UM instructors at the start and end of the semester, and work closely with a small group of 2-3 others, to learn from each other and evidence-based research as they design and redesign aspects of their courses and teaching practices to address topics in equity, diversity, and inclusion.

How it works

After an initial kick-off meeting with the full group and the program facilitator, participants will meet monthly in their small groups to explore research on a particular subtopic in inclusive pedagogies and to provide supportive feedback on each others’ teaching interventions. Guided by the program facilitator as well as each other, participants can expect to enact meaningful change towards a more just teaching practice that addresses the needs of all learners equitably.

Who can join

This program is open to any UM instructor (both permanent and sessional, UMFA and CUPE, graduate student and faculty) who is lead-teaching a course during the semester the program is offered.

Prerequisites

Participants should have taken the Centre workshop “Inclusive Pedagogies: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Principles in Practice” or can contact the program facilitator (robin.attas@umanitoba.ca) to discuss equivalent prior learning experiences.

Schedule and format

Microsoft Teams asynchronous content

All participants will be added to a Microsoft Team with resource packages and guiding questions on six areas of focus:

  • course content
  • syllabus
  • assessment and feedback
  • grading
  • instructional strategies
  • classroom climate

Late August kick-off meeting

August 31, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Held in person but if this presents a barrier to you, contact robin.attas@umanitoba.ca for assistance 

Fall peer group meetings

September, October, November, individually scheduled

September

Each peer group will choose readings and activities on either course content or syllabus, and will meet for approximately 2 hours to discuss.

October

Each peer group will choose readings and activities on either assessment and feedback or grading, and will meet for approximately 2 hours to discuss.

November

Each peer group will choose readings and activities on either course content 
or syllabus. Peers will observe each others’ teaching and use the observation for self-reflection on their own practices.

Early December concluding meeting

December 9, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Held in person but if this presents a barrier to you, contact robin.attas@umanitoba.ca for assistance 

Recognition

Participants can list the Inclusive Pedagogies FLC on their CVs upon completion. All participants will receive a letter of recognition for inclusion in their teaching dossiers, and can request additional recognition if needed (e.g., certificate of participation, badge in UM Learn).

The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
65 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg, MB
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-8708
204-474-7514