Building the Pedagogically Inclusive Classroom
The University’s renewed energy surrounding enhanced teaching and student learning efforts comes at an opportune time. Data reveals that retention and graduation rates, particularly for first generation students and students of color, have been in decline for several years. One way to address that trend is to develop and to integrate the innovative teaching strategies and the pedagogical assignments reflective of your classroom demographics.
In this forum you will learn how to build an inclusive atmosphere in your classes for all students, and particularly for first generation students and students of color. Presenters will discuss the critical elements to consider, whether in a large lecture or small seminar-sized class, to create an active, engaged, and collaborative learning environment.
Workshop Facilitators: Dr. Felipe Hinojosa (Dept. of History) and Dr. Leroy Dorsey (College of Liberal Arts)
Dr. Felipe Hinojosa is associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of History. His teaching and research interests include Latina/o and Chicana/o Studies, American Religion, Social Movements, Gender, and Comparative Race and Ethnicity.
Dr. Leroy Dorsey is a professor of Communication, and the Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives and Graduate Instruction in the College of Liberal Arts. He teaches courses in political communication, as well as rhetoric and popular culture.