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Inclusive Teaching

CTL Inclusive Teaching Sponsored Events

Since the fall of 2016, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has sponsored over 16 different workshop/conversation sessions as part of their “Inclusive Teaching Series.” Attendance is open to anyone at Otterbein interested in participating. 

Two online resources were created to house materials from events, one on  Inclusive Teaching and another on Faculty Resources for Supporting Students in the Classroom to provide just in time information focusing around Advising, Disability Services, and Mental Health. 

Topics and dates were: 

  • Teaching in a Tense Political Climate; September 19, 2016 

  • Trigger Controversies and the Inclusive Classroom; September 28, 2016 

  • Teaching, Learning, and Disability: A Collaborative Discussion; October 13, 2016 

  • Do I Really Belong Here? Engaging and Educating African American Males for Success on Campus; November 3, 2016 

  • Teaching, Learning, and Learning Differences: A Collaborative Discussion about Learning Disabilities and ADHD; November 4, 2016 

  • Revisiting…Teaching in a Tense Political Climate; November 15, 2016 

  • Making Otterbein a Welcoming Community for Students from Immigrant and Refugee Populations; October 13, 2017 

  • Teaching, Learning, and Academic Fairness: A Collaborative Discussion; October 17, 2017 

  • The Inclusive Classroom; November 2, 2017 

  • Accessible Documents Workshop; March 26, 2018 

  • Lynching in America; April 17, 2018 

  • Teaching, Learning, and Disability: A Collaborative Discussion; October 23, 2018 

  • Back by Popular Demand: The Inclusive Classroom; November 27, 2018 

  • Tug of War: Empathy and Accountability; February 6, 2019 

  • Accessible Course Materials – More Than an Afterthought; March 21, 2019 

  • How the Growing Population of Students with Mental Health Difficulties Impacts on Our Programs --- and Our Institutions (online course presented by Disability Access Information and Support, DAIS); April 22, 2019 

DAIS, Disability Access Information & Support Articles/Blog Posts by Jane Jarrow, Ph.D.

Digital Divide

The new year began with additional campus conversations sharing awareness of the digital divide, the imbalance of resources dealing with internet access, affordability, and digital literacy.  The January 9, 2019 common hour with guest speaker, Angela Siefer, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, which was an approved INST event provided insight into seeing and understanding the historical relevance and efforts to address the need. Whereas, the second session delved deeper identifying specific impacts on the Otterbein students, faculty, and staff, and suggestions were made to help assist students.  

  • Common Hour, Digital Divide; January 9, 2019 

  • Info Session, Digital Divide to – Digital Inclusion; March 21, 2019