The Sixth Annual Innovations in Pedagogy Summit will bring together faculty, staff, and students from across UVA and beyond to explore the theme Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Shifting from Thinking to Doing. Inclusive teaching is crucially important in higher education as we seek to be equally welcoming and responsive to the needs of all students. It is also a complex and intellectually rigorous endeavor, one in which the majority of university faculty and graduate student instructors have not been specifically trained. It is therefore essential that we ensure instructors have opportunities to design, plan, and practice inclusive pedagogy.
At this year’s Summit, sessions will host a lively exchange of ideas around topics including:
- What does it mean to be an inclusive teacher?
- How do we acknowledge and respond to the differences among and needs of all of our students?
- What changes can instructors, departments, and schools make to create a climate of inclusive teaching?
Participants will leave with concrete, implementable strategies for creating more inclusive college classrooms.
The Innovations in Pedagogy Summit will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, in Newcomb Hall, University of Virginia. Click here to register.
We are currently accepting session proposals. Click here for the Call for Proposals.