Working with colleagues is one of the best ways to explore, develop, and refine teaching approaches. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion and its partners offer various opportunities to learn and discuss approaches, strategies, and skills within the Adler community. Find opportunities below.
Working with Diversity Learning Outcomes
August 17, 2022 11am-1pm PT/1-3pm CT Register Here
September 1, 2022 1-3pm PT/3-5pm CT Register Here
Faculty will work together on how to use the Diversity Learning Outcomes Guide developed by Diversity Faculty Fellow, Erica Wade-Ball.
Understanding the ADA: Accommodations & Higher Ed
September 15, 2022 2-3pm CT
Rachel Weisberg of Equip for Equality
Join Rachel Weisberg as she unpacks the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 requirements from a faculty-perspective. Rachel will provide an overview of these disability rights laws, as well share recent court cases to underscore why honoring students’ accommodations is a requirement for all faculty. Providing accommodations for students with disabilities is central for legal compliance, and, beyond that, is a vital way that Adler supports and welcomes students with disabilities. Such an approach is in keeping with the spirit of the ADA that, “the ADA is the floor, not the ceiling.”
Jewish Identity and Antisemitism
October 24, 2022 12- 1:30pm CT
Naomi Greenspan of Academic Engagement Network
Naomi Greenspan will lead a session Jewish identity and help us identify antisemitism in society and at Adler. Faculty and student-facing staff are welcome.
(Chicago Campus Session)
Conversations about Teaching
Monthly sessions designed to engage faculty in conversations about socially just teaching practices. An optional article will be distributed to focus the discussion, but most of the time is reserved for faculty to share, explore, and seek solutions to teaching challenges.
Fall 2022 Theme: Identifying Oppression in Classroom Practices
10-11am PT/ Noon - 1pm CT All sessions
|September 13||Racism (Attend via Zoom Link)|
|October 25||Heteronormativity (Attend via Zoom Link)|
|November 22||Ableism (Attend via Zoom Link)|
Social Justice Pedagogy
Required webinars designed to build knowledge and skills related to social justice pedagogy. All faculty are invited; core faculty are required to attend (or view the recording) and complete a self-assessed quiz.
October 12, 2022
12-1:30pm PT/2-3:30pm CT
|Pillars of Social Justice Pedagogy (Register Here)|
January 26, 2023
10-11:30am PT/12-1:30pm CT
|Conducting Effective Classroom Conversations about Justice (Register Here)|
March 29, 2023
1-2:30pm PT/3-4:30pm CT
|Social Justice Curriculum and Assessment (Register Here)|
For more information, contact Cheryl R. Richardson, Director of Inclusive Teaching Excellence | email@example.com
January 25, 2022 at 2pm PDT/4pm CDT
Promoting Challenging Conversations
Cheryl R. Richardson
February 22, 2022 at 1pm PDT/3pm CDT
Universal Design for Learning Pedagogy Workshop
Luis Perez of CAST
March 22, 2022 at 12pm PDT/2pm CDT
Understanding and Addressing Racism in the Classroom
June 7, 2022
September 14, 2021 at 5pm PDT/7pm CDT
Social Justice and the Syllabus - Action Planning with Syllabus Auditors
Becky Linderholm & Jackson Bartlett
September 28, 2021 at 9am and 2pm PDT/11am and 4pm CDT (1.5 hours)
Decolonial and Antiracist Approaches to Syllabus Design
Aisha Haque, Director of Center for Teaching and Learning at Western University in London, Ontario, CN
October 26, 2021 at 9am and 2pm PDT/11am and 4pm CDT (1hour)
Teaching Students with Disabilities
Christena Gunther, Assistant Director of Disabilities Services, Adler University
Workshop Series: Inclusive and Equitable Teaching October 12, November 9, December 14, 2021 at 2pm PST/4pmCST (1.5 hours/session)
Cheryl Richardson, Director of Inclusive Teaching Excellence, Adler University
Creating a learning environment that embraces diversity - October 12, 2021
Mitigating Bias and Addressing Aggressions - November 9, 2021
Promoting challenging conversations - January 25, 2022
Start a Teaching Circle
Teaching circles provide an opportunity for a group of faculty to learn, adopt, and refine specific pedagogical practices among a community of peers. Drop into our Inclusive Pedagogy Teaching Circle.
Community of Practice
Faculty are invited to join our first Community of Practice (CoP), which will be focused on developing, sharing, and leveraging equity-minded teaching strategies. A CoP is an active, collaborative group that is designed to foster connections and mutual learning. It also provides encouragement and support for each community member who develops a personal project that uses what they have learned to improve a specific course, program, or learning experience.
Six - eight faculty members can participate, and each will receive $200 at the conclusion
Diversity Faculty Fellowship
The intent of the DFF program is to provide administrative and leadership opportunities for faculty invested in ameliorating racial injustice, exclusion and inequity. The Fellow, under the primary direction of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion will lead the development and implementation of one major project focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. The selected DFF will be awarded two 3-credit course releases for their participation in a one-year appointment with the program, from October 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.
Applications must include the following, as a single PDF document:
Please send your completed application to Maria Fritz at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 23, 2022.
Create or join an existing group of Adler faculty and staff members who share a minoritized social identity and want to improve the experiences of its members through support, advocacy, and celebration.
If you're interested, please complete this form to create a group.
Email email@example.com to join the Latinx-Hispanic Affinity Group or Disability Awareness & Action Group