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
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