In September 2016, CTL hosted an Inclusive Teaching event led by Suzanne Ashworth, Julie Saker, Kathy Ryan, and James Prysock. The link above is to a very useful handout that Suzanne Ashworth created for the event. We hope this, and the rest of the resources on this page, can help you explore this complex topic.
In the Eye of the Storm: Students’ Perceptions of Helpful Faculty Actions Following a Collective Tragedy
Huston & DiPietro, 2007
Abstract: On occasion, our campus communities are shaken by national tragedies such as hurricane Katrina and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, or by local tragedies such as the murder of a faculty member or student. Because these are unusual circumstances, faculty are often initially confused about how to respond, and later have little or no sense of how effective their actions have been (DiPietro, 2003). This paper investigates the most common instructor responses following a tragedy and which of those responses students find most helpful. Implications for faculty and faculty developers are discussed.
Listen to a Podcast on Trigger Warnings
Warning! This episode may trigger debate (from NPR, Code Switch) http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510312/codeswitch
A Recent Trigger Warning Controversy in the News
Autumn 2016 letter to first-year students at University of Chicago: