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Classroom Inclusivity Series

The Classroom Inclusivity Series is a collaboration between various units across Rutgers University, organized and facilitated by The Office of Teaching Evaluation and Assessment Research and the University Equity and Inclusion Office. The purpose of the program is to promote Inclusive Scholarship and Teaching (as identified by the Rutgers University Diversity Priorities) and in particular to support a more well-rounded understanding of Classroom Inclusivity.

Throughout the 2022-2023 academic semester, Rutgers University faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, post-docs and staff are invited to attend workshops provided by different units across the university. Workshops or training sessions included within the series will address the following competencies:

A listing of the workshops included in this series for Fall 2022 is provided below. Additional sessions are still being added. Some workshops limit participation to a specific subset of the university, as identified in the description. If your unit or department is offering a session that you believe would fit into the series, please reach out at ctaar@docs.rutgers.edu for more information about how it can be included.

Badge for Lifelong Learning in Inclusive & Equitable Teaching

For those who did not earn the certificate/badge last year, participants have the opportunity to earn this badge issued by The Office of Teaching Evaluation and Assessment Research and the University Equity and Inclusion Office. Requirements for the certificate include:

Use the toggle buttons under the workshops listing to ensure you have the required session in each competency. We suggest keeping a log that includes the sessions you attended, notes, and initial ideas. This will help you develop the required reflections for the certificate, which should be formatted using this template. Submission for the badge will be completed on this Canvas site (you do need to log into Canvas with your netID). You can submit your reflections individually as you complete them and with a final survey to be completed after all reflections have been submitted.

Badge for Implementation of Inclusive & Equitable Teaching Practices

Participants who have already earned the Certificate/Badge for Lifelong Learning in Inclusive & Equitable Teaching can continue on their journey and earn this level 2 certificate. This is a semester-long process during which participants will engage in the work of implementing changes to a course they teach to make it more inclusive and equitable. The badge will be awarded for one competency. Participants need to:

More information and submission details for each of the steps above is available on the Canvas site. 


Workshops

Offerings are listed in chronological order and can be filtered by competency by toggling between buttons.  If you are in need of accommodations for a workshop or have any questions about individual sessions, please contact the presenting unit.

Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Teaching Strategies

This workshop will introduce you to the principles of inclusive teaching and Universal Design, frameworks which focus on designing learning spaces and experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners. You will leave this workshop with practical strategies, tips, and ideas to make your classroom a place where all students are welcomed and empowered to succeed. Addresses Competency 2.

August 2, 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 am EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu


Culturally Responsive Course Design and Teaching Strategies

What does it mean to teach in a culturally responsive way? In this workshop we will discuss the origins and implications of culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining pedagogies, as well as, how to implement their principles in various subject matter areas. We will also look at course design teaching strategies for incorporating student cultures as assets to their learning. Finally, we will discuss the strategies for critical self-reflection and understanding how your positionality intersects with your presence as the instructor in your course. Addresses Competency 1.

August 4, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu


How to Use Ally to Improve Canvas Course Accessibility

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Ally in Canvas to help you make your courses more inclusive. We'll explore key features of Ally, including the Instructor Feedback Tool, the Course Accessibility Report, and the Alternative Formats tool, as well as practical strategies and resources for improving your accessibility scores. Addresses Competency 3.

August 10, 2022, 9:00 - 10:00 am EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu


Strategies for Creating an Inclusive Classroom

This workshop will provide actionable strategies to develop and support an inclusive learning environment for your students. Topics will include getting to know your students, diversifying the course content, developing classroom norms, incorporating flexibility in course design, making accessible courses. The session will provide opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in the creation of various tools and individual reflection about what to incorporate into your classroom. Addresses Competency 2.

August 16, 2022, 10 - 11:30 am EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available here after workshop
Presenter(s): Office of Teaching Evaluation and Assessment Research (formally CTAAR)
Contact: ctaar@docs.rutgers.edu


Creating Accessible Online Content: Text, Documents, Images, and Video

This workshop is designed to explore how to design courses and materials that are accessible to all students. We will cover the basics of online accessibility, focusing on best practices for creating accessible course materials such as text documents (Word/PDF), images, and videos with captions. We’ll also go over key accessibility features in the Canvas LMS. Addresses Competency 3.

August 16, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu


How to Use Ally to Improve Canvas Course Accessibility

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Ally in Canvas to help you make your courses more inclusive. We'll explore key features of Ally, including the Instructor Feedback Tool, the Course Accessibility Report, and the Alternative Formats tool, as well as practical strategies and resources for improving your accessibility scores. Addresses Competency 3.

August 22, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu


Tea and Teaching with Jenevieve: Inclusive Strategies to Start the Semester with Eliza Blau and Pauline Carpenter

Join us Friday, August 26th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am via Zoom, for a conversation with Eliza Blau and Pauline Carpenter, Instructional Design and Technology Specialists, SAS Office of Undergraduate Education, about how we can implement some inclusive teaching strategies in the first few weeks of the semester for both in-person and online courses. Fostering a sense of belonging supports student learning and can be implemented even before the semester starts. Eliza and Pauline will share strategies to develop an inclusive classroom community, including personalizing the Canvas space, engaging students with the syllabus in meaningful ways, and facilitating welcoming course introductions. Together, we will explore a variety of ways to get the semester started on the right foot, including developing a pre-course survey, using Canvas tools like gradebook and Shout-Out, and using announcements and videos to create a welcoming space for course interactions. Please join us for this lively discussion; bring your questions, ideas, and your tea!

Tea & Teaching is an informal conversation around all things teaching hosted by Jenevieve DeLosSantos, Director of Special Pedagogic Projects in the Office of Undergraduate Education. This is a casual space, meeting monthly for discussion and Q&A with guests. Addresses Competency 2.

August 26, 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 am EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; This session will not be recorded
Presenter(s): SAS Office of Undergraduate Education
Contact: Nicole Gangino, ndallara@sas.rutgers.edu


Creating Accessible Online Content: Text, Documents, Images, and Video

This workshop is designed to explore how to design courses and materials that are accessible to all students. We will cover the basics of online accessibility, focusing on best practices for creating accessible course materials such as text documents (Word/PDF), images, and videos with captions. We’ll also go over key accessibility features in the Canvas LMS. Addresses Competency 3.

August 30, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu


Introduction to CLARA: A Tool for Navigating Contentious Conversations

The CLARA method is a communications framework designed to help one model empathetic listening and communication to de-escalate tense conversations, which has been used in conflict zones globally to protect citizens. Participants will have the opportunity to practice each step and practice the full method. Addresses Competency 2.

August 31, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; This session will not be recorded
Presenter(s): Tyler Clementi Center for Diversity Education and Bias Prevention
Contact: Crystal Bedley, crystal.bedley@rutgers.edu


How to Use Ally to Improve Canvas Course Accessibility

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Ally in Canvas to help you make your courses more inclusive. We'll explore key features of Ally, including the Instructor Feedback Tool, the Course Accessibility Report, and the Alternative Formats tool, as well as practical strategies and resources for improving your accessibility scores. Addresses Competency 3.

September 12, 2022, 9:00 - 10:00 am EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu


Creating Accessible Online Content: Text, Documents, Images, and Video

This workshop is designed to explore how to design courses and materials that are accessible to all students. We will cover the basics of online accessibility, focusing on best practices for creating accessible course materials such as text documents (Word/PDF), images, and videos with captions. We’ll also go over key accessibility features in the Canvas LMS. Addresses Competency 3.

September 13, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu


Competency 1 Discussion

After attending a Competency 1 Workshop, participants may attend a Competency 1 Discussion for an opportunity to talk with other instructors about the impact of our identities, biases, and prejudices on learning. Participation in one discussion session is a requirement for the Level 1 Badge.

September 14, 2022, 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; This session will not be recorded
Facilitator(s): Mary Labrada (TLT)
Contact: ctaar@docs.rutgers.edu


Adopting an Equity Mindset

Modeled after the AACU’s Understanding Equity-Mindedness, this workshop illustrates the distinction between practitioners who use a deficit-minded framework—where students’ struggles are attributed to ways in which those students are not “ideal”—and those who use an equity-minded framework—where the responsibility for student success is intrinsically tied to the power of the institution, holistic support for students, and our faculty and staff to effect change. Participants will explore how to advance an equity-minded, student-centered framework in teaching and course design. Addresses Competency 1.

September 19, 2022, 11:30am - 12:50pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available here after workshop
Presenter(s): P3 Collaboratory
Contact: p3colab@newark.rutgers.edu

Register


Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Teaching Strategies

This workshop will introduce you to the principles of inclusive teaching and Universal Design, frameworks which focus on designing learning spaces and experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners. You will leave this workshop with practical strategies, tips, and ideas to make your classroom a place where all students are welcomed and empowered to succeed. Addresses Competency 2.

September 20, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Storying dis/ability and transformative justice: The emergence of critical disability studies at Rutgers-Newark

How does disability studies matter in our everyday lives? Where and how do we learn about ability and dis/ability-- and what can that teach us? How do we enact coalition building across educational and community spaces?

Note: This session will NOT be about the accommodations process or UDL. It will focus on the work being done in critical disability studies as a field (and new minor at RU-N) and how that work has bearing on higher ed classrooms. Addresses Competency 1.

September 21, 2022, 2:30 - 3:45 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session
Presenter(s): P3 Collaboratory
Contact: Catherine Clepper, cc1819@rutgers.edu

Register


Culturally Responsive Course Design and Teaching Strategies

What does it mean to teach in a culturally responsive way? In this workshop we will discuss the origins and implications of culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining pedagogies, as well as, how to implement their principles in various subject matter areas. We will also look at course design teaching strategies for incorporating student cultures as assets to their learning. Finally, we will discuss the strategies for critical self-reflection and understanding how your positionality intersects with your presence as the instructor in your course. Addresses Competency 1.

September 23, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Developing a Culturally Responsive Curriculum

Culturally competent courses can provide instructors and students with the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors to engage in positive relationships, and effectively work in cross cultural situations. This workshop will encourage teaching assistants to review their course materials, and consider whether readings, media, lectures, or assignments can be adjusted to be more inclusive and representative of the diversity of the university. Themes will include integrating cultural relevance and diverse role models and confronting and revising stereotypes. Addresses Competency 2.

September 27, 2022, 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST
Audience: Graduate Students
Mode: Virtual, this session will not be recorded
Presenter(s): TA Project
Contact: tapweb@grad.rutgers.edu

If you are a graduate student, you can register through the TAP website


Introduction to CLARA: A Tool for Navigating Contentious Conversations

The CLARA method is a communications framework designed to help one model empathetic listening and communication to de-escalate tense conversations, which has been used in conflict zones globally to protect citizens. Participants will have the opportunity to practice each step and practice the full method. Addresses Competency 2.

October 4, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; This session will not be recorded
Presenter(s): Tyler Clementi Center for Diversity Education and Bias Prevention
Contact: Crystal Bedley, crystal.bedley@rutgers.edu

Register


Competency 1 Discussion

After attending a Competency 1 Workshop, participants may attend a Competency 1 Discussion for an opportunity to talk with other instructors about the impact of our identities, biases, and prejudices on learning. Participation in one discussion session is a requirement for the Level 1 Badge.

October 4, 2022, 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; This session will not be recorded
Facilitator(s): Mary Labrada (TLT)
Contact: ctaar@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Supporting Neurodiverse Students in Your Courses

This session led by Dr. Judith Harrison, an Associate Professor at Rutgers Graduate School of Education, will provide some background and actionable strategies to assist your neurodiverse students achieve success in your courses. Participants will have an opportunity to engage and discuss with each other and consider the implementation of these practices within their classes. Addresses Competency 1.

October 6, 2022, 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available here after workshop
Presenter(s): Office of Teaching Evaluation and Assessment Research (formally CTAAR)
Contact: ctaar@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Voices of Diversity: Students with Disabilities at Rutgers

"Voices of Diversity: Rutgers Student Stories" is a student panel series designed by students from the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers - New Brunswick, for an audience of faculty and staff. Panels are offered twice a semester with different topics and are designed to give students the space to share their experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Participants will hear directly from students and have the opportunity to pose questions to the panelists. This panel is focused on the experience of students with disabilities at Rutgers. Please join us to learn about ways to make your classroom more inclusive from the perspective of students themselves. Addresses Competency 1.

October 7, 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 am EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; This session will not be recorded
Presenter(s): SAS Office of Undergraduate Education
Contact: Nicole Gangino, ndallara@sas.rutgers.edu

Register


Fostering an Inclusive Classroom

This workshop will provide suggestions for creating an inclusive classroom environment. During this session, we will review the benefits of inclusive, equitable teaching practices and discuss specific, actionable ways that instructors and TAs can foster a welcoming environment for all students. Addresses Competency 2.

October 14, 2022, 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST
Audience: Graduate Students
Mode: Virtual
Presenter(s): TA Project
Contact: Maggie Albright-Pierce (mra141@rutgers.edu)

If you are a graduate student, you can register through the TAP website


TAP: Universal Design for Learning

This workshop will introduce you to the principles of inclusive teaching and Universal Design, frameworks which focus on designing learning spaces and experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners. You will leave this workshop with practical strategies, tips, and ideas to make your classroom a place where all students are welcomed and empowered to succeed. Addresses Competency 2.

October 12, 2022, 10:00 - 11:20 am EST
Audience: Graduate Students
Mode: Virtual
Presenter(s): TA Project
Contact: tapweb@grad.rutgers.edu

If you are a graduate student, you can register through the TAP website


How to Use Ally to Improve Canvas Course Accessibility

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Ally in Canvas to help you make your courses more inclusive. We'll explore key features of Ally, including the Instructor Feedback Tool, the Course Accessibility Report, and the Alternative Formats tool, as well as practical strategies and resources for improving your accessibility scores. Addresses Competency 3.

October 14, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Competency 1 Discussion

After attending a Competency 1 Workshop, participants may attend a Competency 1 Discussion for an opportunity to talk with other instructors about the impact of our identities, biases, and prejudices on learning. Participation in one discussion session is a requirement for the Level 1 Badge.

October 14, 2022, 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; This session will not be recorded
Facilitator(s): Dr. Hebatalla Elkhateeb, Department of English
Contact: ctaar@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Teaching Strategies

This workshop will introduce you to the principles of inclusive teaching and Universal Design, frameworks which focus on designing learning spaces and experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners. You will leave this workshop with practical strategies, tips, and ideas to make your classroom a place where all students are welcomed and empowered to succeed. Addresses Competency 2.

October 18, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Green Zone: Military Cultural Competency Education Session

In studies conducted at colleges and universities nationwide, military-affiliated students reported feeling that other members of their campus community did not appreciate, understand, or respect their service. With only seven percent of Americans having served in the military and only half of one percent having served since September 11, 2001, a wide gap exists between those who have served and civilians. By understanding military culture and considering their own attitudes and assumptions, higher education professionals and students gain valuable insight into the experience and transition of military affiliated students. Green Zone Military Cultural Competency Education Sessions provide the Rutgers community with a general overview of military culture, structure and norms that govern those who serve and impact their transition from the military to college. Participants will walk away with the knowledge to more easily communicate with military affiliated students. Addresses Competency 1.

October 19, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual
Presenter(s): Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services
Contact: ann.treadaway@rutgers.edu

Register


Creating Accessible Online Content: Text, Documents, Images, and Video

This workshop is designed to explore how to design courses and materials that are accessible to all students. We will cover the basics of online accessibility, focusing on best practices for creating accessible course materials such as text documents (Word/PDF), images, and videos with captions. We’ll also go over key accessibility features in the Canvas LMS. Addresses Competency 3.

October 19, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Competency 1 Discussion

After attending a Competency 1 Workshop, participants may attend a Competency 1 Discussion for an opportunity to talk with other instructors about the impact of our identities, biases, and prejudices on learning. Participation in one discussion session is a requirement for the Level 1 Badge.

October 21, 2022, 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; This session will not be recorded
Facilitator(s): School of Management and Labor Relations
Contact: ctaar@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Culturally Responsive Course Design and Teaching Strategies

What does it mean to teach in a culturally responsive way? In this workshop we will discuss the origins and implications of culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining pedagogies, as well as, how to implement their principles in various subject matter areas. We will also look at course design teaching strategies for incorporating student cultures as assets to their learning. Finally, we will discuss the strategies for critical self-reflection and understanding how your positionality intersects with your presence as the instructor in your course. Addresses Competency 1.

October 25, 2022, 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


TAP: Accessibility Tools for Teaching

This workshop is designed to explore how to design courses and materials that are accessible to all students. We will cover the basics of online accessibility, focusing on best practices for creating accessible course materials such as text documents (Word/PDF), images, and videos with captions. We’ll also go over key accessibility features in the Canvas LMS. Addresses Competency 3.

October 26, 2022, 10:00 - 11:20 am EST
Audience: Graduate Students
Mode: Virtual
Presenter(s): TA Project
Contact: tapweb@grad.rutgers.edu

If you are a graduate student, you can register through the TAP website


Designing equitable and inclusive courses with Design Justice

How can we design courses that are equitable and inclusive? Design Justice, an equity-based framework, can guide us as we make course design decisions to center learners who are traditionally marginalized and historically minoritized in higher education. This workshop will review the Design Justice framework and its guiding principles and provide a space to explore the potential of applying it to course design practices. Addresses Competency 2.

November 2, 2022, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Video recording link sent to registrants after the meeting
Presenter(s): SAS Office of Undergraduate Education
Contact: teachinglearning@sas.rutgers.edu

Register


Competency 1 Discussion

After attending a Competency 1 Workshop, participants may attend a Competency 1 Discussion for an opportunity to talk with other instructors about the impact of our identities, biases, and prejudices on learning. Participation in one discussion session is a requirement for the Level 1 Badge.

November 1, 2022, 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; This session will not be recorded
Facilitator(s): Dr. Hebatalla Elkhateeb, Department of English
Contact: ctaar@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Strategies for Creating an Inclusive Classroom

This workshop will provide actionable strategies to develop and support an inclusive learning environment for your students. Topics will include getting to know your students, diversifying the course content, developing classroom norms, incorporating flexibility in course design, making accessible courses. The session will provide opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in the creation of various tools and individual reflection about what to incorporate into your classroom. Addresses Competency 2.

November 4, 2022, 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available here after workshop
Presenter(s): Office of Teaching Evaluation and Assessment Research (formally CTAAR)
Contact: bifulco@rutgers.edu

Register


Green Zone: Military Cultural Competency Education Session

In studies conducted at colleges and universities nationwide, military-affiliated students reported feeling that other members of their campus community did not appreciate, understand, or respect their service. With only seven percent of Americans having served in the military and only half of one percent having served since September 11, 2001, a wide gap exists between those who have served and civilians. By understanding military culture and considering their own attitudes and assumptions, higher education professionals and students gain valuable insight into the experience and transition of military affiliated students. Green Zone Military Cultural Competency Education Sessions provide the Rutgers community with a general overview of military culture, structure and norms that govern those who serve and impact their transition from the military to college. Participants will walk away with the knowledge to more easily communicate with military affiliated students. Addresses Competency 1.

November 9, 2022, 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: In-Person at Academic Building, Room 2400 on NB campus
Presenter(s): Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services
Contact: ann.treadaway@rutgers.edu

Register


Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Teaching Strategies

This workshop will introduce you to the principles of inclusive teaching and Universal Design, frameworks which focus on designing learning spaces and experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners. You will leave this workshop with practical strategies, tips, and ideas to make your classroom a place where all students are welcomed and empowered to succeed. Addresses Competency 2.

November 10, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Competency 1 Discussion

After attending a Competency 1 Workshop, participants may attend a Competency 1 Discussion for an opportunity to talk with other instructors about the impact of our identities, biases, and prejudices on learning. Participation in one discussion session is a requirement for the Level 1 Badge.

November 11, 2022, 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; This session will not be recorded
Facilitator(s): Chris Drue
Contact: ctaar@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


How to Use Ally to Improve Canvas Course Accessibility

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Ally in Canvas to help you make your courses more inclusive. We'll explore key features of Ally, including the Instructor Feedback Tool, the Course Accessibility Report, and the Alternative Formats tool, as well as practical strategies and resources for improving your accessibility scores. Addresses Competency 3.

November 14, 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 am EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Creating Accessible Online Content: Text, Documents, Images, and Video

This workshop is designed to explore how to design courses and materials that are accessible to all students. We will cover the basics of online accessibility, focusing on best practices for creating accessible course materials such as text documents (Word/PDF), images, and videos with captions. We’ll also go over key accessibility features in the Canvas LMS. Addresses Competency 3.

November 16, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Culturally Responsive Course Design and Teaching Strategies

What does it mean to teach in a culturally responsive way? In this workshop we will discuss the origins and implications of culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining pedagogies, as well as, how to implement their principles in various subject matter areas. We will also look at course design teaching strategies for incorporating student cultures as assets to their learning. Finally, we will discuss the strategies for critical self-reflection and understanding how your positionality intersects with your presence as the instructor in your course. Addresses Competency 1.

November 17, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Voices of Diversity: Rutgers Student Stories (Topic TBD)

"Voices of Diversity: Rutgers Student Stories" is a student panel series designed by students from the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers - New Brunswick, for an audience of faculty and staff. Panels are offered twice a semester with different topics and are designed to give students the space to share their experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Participants will hear directly from students and have the opportunity to pose questions to the panelists. This panel is focused on the experience of students with disabilities at Rutgers. Please join us to learn about ways to make your classroom more inclusive from the perspective of students themselves. Addresses Competency 1.

December 2, 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 am EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; This session will not be recorded
Presenter(s): SAS Office of Undergraduate Education
Contact: Nicole Gangino, ndallara@sas.rutgers.edu

Register


Equity-Minded Syllabus Revision Workshop

This workshop will discuss the purpose of a syllabus and how it can be a tool for equity-minded practice. Instructors will be introduced to different elements of equity-minded practice and then, in the hands-on portion of the workshop, examine their own draft syllabus for equity. Instructors will walk away from the workshop with practical revisions made to their syllabus for the start of the next semester. Addresses Competency 2.

December 6, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: In-person (New Brunswick - exact location TBD)
Presenter(s): SAS Office of Undergraduate Education
Contact: teachinglearning@sas.rutgers.edu

Register


How to Use Ally to Improve Canvas Course Accessibility

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Ally in Canvas to help you make your courses more inclusive. We'll explore key features of Ally, including the Instructor Feedback Tool, the Course Accessibility Report, and the Alternative Formats tool, as well as practical strategies and resources for improving your accessibility scores. Addresses Competency 3.

December 12, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

Register


Creating Accessible Online Content: Text, Documents, Images, and Video

This workshop is designed to explore how to design courses and materials that are accessible to all students. We will cover the basics of online accessibility, focusing on best practices for creating accessible course materials such as text documents (Word/PDF), images, and videos with captions. We’ll also go over key accessibility features in the Canvas LMS. Addresses Competency 3.

December 13, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

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How to Use Ally to Improve Canvas Course Accessibility

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Ally in Canvas to help you make your courses more inclusive. We'll explore key features of Ally, including the Instructor Feedback Tool, the Course Accessibility Report, and the Alternative Formats tool, as well as practical strategies and resources for improving your accessibility scores. Addresses Competency 3.

January 9, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

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Creating Accessible Online Content: Text, Documents, Images, and Video

This workshop is designed to explore how to design courses and materials that are accessible to all students. We will cover the basics of online accessibility, focusing on best practices for creating accessible course materials such as text documents (Word/PDF), images, and videos with captions. We’ll also go over key accessibility features in the Canvas LMS. Addresses Competency 3.

January 12, 2023, 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

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Culturally Responsive Course Design and Teaching Strategies

What does it mean to teach in a culturally responsive way? In this workshop we will discuss the origins and implications of culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining pedagogies, as well as, how to implement their principles in various subject matter areas. We will also look at course design teaching strategies for incorporating student cultures as assets to their learning. Finally, we will discuss the strategies for critical self-reflection and understanding how your positionality intersects with your presence as the instructor in your course. Addresses Competency 1.

January 13, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording available after session through this link
Presenter(s): Teaching and Learning with Technology
Contact: oid@docs.rutgers.edu

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"Not Your Inspiration": Dehumanizing Disabled People Through Misguided Praise

You've likely seen headlines of "inspiring" stories about a disabled person or child scoring the winning basket or becoming Homecoming Queen. Disabled students are often subjected to infantilizing praise in their personal lives or in the media. In this presentation, faculty will learn about how excessive admiration often reinforces the stereotypes society has assigned to disabled students, and how we can normalize disability through representation. Addresses Competency 1.

March 23, 2023, 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST
Audience: University-wide
Mode: Virtual; Recording will be sent following the presentation
Presenter(s): RBHS Office of Disability Services
Contact: cp803@rbhs.rutgers.edu

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