Inclusive Pedagogy Seminars

Beginning Fall 2019, the Dean of Inclusive Excellence began facilitating semester-long Inclusive Pedagogy Seminars.

While participating in the seminar, faculty will:

  • continue to develop self-awareness of their social and professional identities and how they impact their role as instructor by engaging in reflective activities,
  • gain an increased understanding of inclusive pedagogical approaches and practices by reading short articles and participating in conversations with colleagues about them, and 
  • apply the lessons they have learned and/or skills they have developed by assessing and making revisions to a course they teach.

Each semester, the curriculum for the seminar will be determined, in part, by the participating faculty members’ interests, experiences, and needs. Faculty will be invited to indicate their level of interest in the following topics, and the syllabus for the term will be constructed with these preferences in mind:

  • Class
  • Ability and Ableism
  • Disciplinary Genealogies and Epistemologies
  • Equity vs. Equality
  • Free Speech
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Institutional Racism
  • Intersectionality
  • Pedagogies
  • Whiteness and Privilege
  • Environmental Justice
  • Interfaith

More information about these topics and a sampling of readings for each can be viewed here

Who can participate?

  • Any faculty member may apply to be a part of the Inclusive Pedagogy Seminar.
  • Each seminar cohort can have up to six participants.

When are seminars offered?

  • One seminar will be offered each semester, as well as during J-Term and summer.

What is the time commitment?

  • The seminar will meet six times for approximately one hour during the semester/term.

Ready to Sign-Up?

Join an Inclusive Pedagogy Seminar!

If you are interested in joining an Inclusive Pedagogy Seminar during  J-Term or Spring 2021, please complete the form linked below by Monday, December 14th.

Inclusive Pedagogy Seminar Alumni

The following instructors have participated in the Inclusive Pedagogy Seminar.

Division of Humanities

  • Sarah Robinson-Bertoni, Humanities
    • Spring 2020 Cohort
  • Nathalie op de Beeck, Department of English
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Bruce Kadden, Department of Religion
    • Fall 2020 Cohort
  • Rona Kaufman, Department of English
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • *Weiwei Liu, Humanities
    • Fall 2019 Cohort
  • *Yingchun Song, Humanities
    • Fall 2019 Cohort
  • Marit Trelstad, Department of Religion
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Giovanna Urdangarain, Department of Languages and Literatures
    • Fall 2019 Cohort
  • Bridget Yaden, Department of Languages and Literatures
    • Fall 2019 Cohort
  • Rebecca Wilkin, Department of Languages
    • Fall 2020 Cohort

 

*Faculty no longer at university

Division of Natural Sciences

  • Jeff Caley, Department of Computer Science
    • Spring 2020 Cohort
  • Jacob Egge, Department of Biology
    • Spring 2020 Cohort
  • Mary Ellard-Ivey, Department of Biology
    • Fall 2019 Cohort
  • Romey Haberle, Department of Biology
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Andrea Munro, Department of Chemistry
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Lathiena Nervo, Department of Biology
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Nick Paterno, Department of Economics and Department of Mathematics
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Tina Saxowsky, Department of Chemistry
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Heidi Schutz, Department of Biology
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Shannon Seidel, Department of Biology
    • Fall 2019 Cohort
  • Ksenija Simic-Muller, Department of Mathematics
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Claire Todd, Department of Geosciences and Environmental Studies Program
    • Fall 2019 Cohort
  • Neal Yakelis, Department of Chemistry
    • Summer 2020 Cohort

Division of Social Sciences

  • Michael Artime, Department of Political Science
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Galen Ciscell, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
    • Spring 2020 Cohort
  • Corey Cook, Department of Psychology
    • Fall 2020 Cohort
  • Lynn Hunnicutt, Department of Economics
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Jordan Levy, Department of Anthropology
    • Fall 2020 Cohort
  • Nick Paterno, Department of Economics and Department of Mathematics
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • *Brian Pitman, Social Sciences
    • Spring 2020 Cohort
  • Ami V Shah, Department of Anthropology and Global Studies Program
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • David Simpson, Department of Social Work
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Katherine Wiley, Department of Anthropology
    • Fall 2020 Cohort

 

*Faculty no longer at university

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Ami V Shah, Department of Anthropology and Global Studies Program
    • Summer 2020 Cohort
  • Claire Todd, Department of Geosciences and Environmental Studies Program
    • Fall 2019 Cohort

Library

  • Roberto Arteaga, Library
    • Spring 2020 Cohort
  • *Christine Moeller, Library
    • Fall 2019 Cohort

 

*Faculty no longer at university

School of Arts and Communication

  • Kate Hoyt, Department of Communication
    • Spring 2020 Cohort
  • Marnie Ritchie, Department of Communication
    • Spring 2020 Cohort
  • Amanda Sweger, Arts and Communication
    • Fall 2019 Cohort
  • Greg Youtz, Department of Music
    • Summer 2020 Cohort

School of Business

  • Somaye Nargesi, School of Business
    • Summer 2020 Cohort

School of Education and Kinesiology

  • Charlie Katica, Department of Kinesiology
    • Spring 2020 Cohort

School of Nursing

What do alumni have to say about their experience in the seminar?

“Being able to participate in this seminar, to make time for these conversations, and to be in a space where we could talk about our teaching and learn from one another was invaluable to me.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading what my fellow participants were thinking about and learning from the connections they were seeing between our life as faculty at PLU and the issues raised by the readings.”

“The reading has been really relevant and has forced me to re-evaluate some of my thinking about teaching. Reading my group member’s reflections are also really interesting. It’s a great way to get a different view point on a subject or problem. It also makes me feel connected to my colleague.”

Questions? Please contact the Dean of Inclusive Excellence Jen Smith (jennifer.smith@plu.edu).