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Designing and Delivering Inclusive Courses


This workshop consists of 2 interactive modules offered via Zoom at 11:00 am-1:00 pm CST on March 2, 2021, and 11:00 am-1:00 pm CST on March 9, 2021. Participants earn a digital badge and certificate upon completing both modules and a post-workshop evaluation.

Workshop Description

Inclusive courses require intentionality during planning and teaching. During Module One of this Virtual Workshop, participants explore integrated course design to create inclusive syllabi and assessments that center on course learning outcomes. Participants are encouraged to bring a current syllabus and assessment to revise. During Module Two, participants examine a variety of inclusive pedagogical practices and assess their own teaching using research on building community and validation. This workshop models interactive learning in the remote environment with an emphasis on practice and application.

Module One: Design

  • Designing an inclusive syllabus.
  • Creating inclusive assessments.

Module Two: Delivery

  • Establishing a community where students feel known, acknowledged, accepted, and are able to contribute and feel comfortable doing so.
  • Assessing the use of validating practices.
  • Managing hot moments.
  • Developing an action plan.

Location

Registrants will be provided with the login credentials via email prior to the start of the event.

Registration

Registration Type
Early Registration Fee
on or before
February 9, 2021
Registration Fee
after
February 9, 2021
Complete Workshop Registration (Member)$200$300
Complete Workshop Registration (Non-Member)$250$350

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing prior to February 16, 2021. A refund of the workshop fee, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by February 16, 2021. Refunds will not be given after February 16, 2021 or for no-shows. Registrants who have an outstanding balance and do not attend the workshop are responsible for the $25 administrative fee. Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to the workshop by submitting a written request to Kelley Berley. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

By registering for one or more of these modules, you consent to being recorded for any purpose whatsoever, and you release NISOD and The University of Texas at Austin and their officers and representatives from any liability for infringement of any rights, and you expressively authorize and permit the use of your name, voice, and likeness and all reproductions thereof, for any purpose whatsoever, in perpetuity in any media now known or hereafter devised, without limitation and without compensation.

About the Facilitator

Gena Merliss is Coordinator of Monroe Community College’s Teaching and Creativity Center. Gena works with faculty to develop critical reflection in order to improve instruction and student learning. Prior to her current role, Gena taught developmental math and integrated reading and writing as an Assistant Professor. In that position, Gena experimented with many different strategies to help students develop non-cognitive skills and self-awareness. Gena earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Biological Anthropology from Swarthmore College.

Renee Dimino, associate professor and SUNY Guided Pathways project director, works with community colleges across SUNY to support their work implementing guided pathways. In her faculty role, she has worked to redesign developmental education, teaches College Success (COS) courses, oversees the COS program, and coordinates COS adjunct faculty. She values reflective practice and has a passion for student success and faculty development. Renee holds a bachelor’s degree in education from SUNY Geneseo and a master’s degree in education from SUNY Brockport.

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