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2020 January Faculty Development Day

Breakfast (Faculty/Staff): 8:00am-8:30am

Morning Workshop (Faculty/Staff ): 8:30am-11:30am
Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces - Kevin Gannon
What does it mean to teach and learn inclusively? How do we create an environment where all of our students have an equitable opportunity to succeed academically? This interactive session will explore these and other questions, ranging from student motivation to structural inequalities. Participants will be introduced to the research basis for inclusive pedagogy, and learn strategies they can employ in their own classes and other learning spaces.

Lunch (Faculty): 11:30am-12:30pm

Breakout Session I: 12:30pm-1:50pm
Climate Matters - Kevin Gannon
Teaching and learning are not one-size-fits-all, but rather one size fits one, over and over again. What kind of climate can we put in place to make sure those processes can occur successfully? This interactive session will examine evidence-based strategies to create equitable and inclusive classroom climates. In particular, we will examine class discussions, especially those that touch on controversial or emotional topics.

Teaching and Advising Gen Z - Barb Ramos
Our students are changing with the times! Who is Gen Z and what makes them different from previous generations? Learn how to meet their unique needs when teaching and advising. Practical ideas will be shared that you can implement this spring. Also, share what you do to meet the needs of Gen Z.

Breakout Session II: 2:00pm-3:20pm

Inclusive Design - Kevin Gannon
In this session, we will examine design principles to gain insights on how we might create learning spaces that promote success for all of our students. We will also examine and workshop our syllabi--which are, for better or for worse, often the first formal point of contact our students have with us and with our courses. Participants are asked to bring a copy of one of their current syllabi.

Using the MVP Model to Address Bias - Heidi LevineThe MVP (Masters in Violence Prevention) model has become well-integrated into Simpson’sapproach to sexual violence prevention and response. The same principles of fostering leadership and empowering bystander intervention can be applied to reducing and responding to bias. This session presented by Heidi Levine, will provide an application of the MVP model to a workshop, which explores the topics of implicit bias, understanding micro aggressions, and identifying response options.

*** Please email Jodi Eubank by December 20th to register for sessions and lunch.

Friday, January 10 at 8:00am to 3:30pm

Simpson College

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