Changing Practice; Engaging Intellectual & Inclusive Teaching
Sponsored by: the Metropolitan Community College
Creating academic environments and educational practices that evolve with today’s increasingly diverse student populations requires an institution-wide commitment to address pedagogies that engage intellectual and inclusive teaching as a core value.
Addressing issues of persistence requires a continuous pursuit of institutional excellence in order to ensure that all students benefit from engaged and inclusive education.
This professional development day will ask the hard questions like; how can we design teaching and learning environments that are cognitively rich and active, that truly help people learn, that engage all students with the value of diversity, and that promote inclusion and opportunity for all? How can MCC reshape institutional dialogues, language, practices, and policies that are equity-minded and boundary crossing? How do we design quality high-impact practices that help students at MCC demonstrate achievement of intended learning outcomes?
The Metropolitan Community College invites faculty, administrators, student affairs educators, to participate in our second annual faculty development day, “Changing Practice; Engaging Intellectual & Inclusive Teaching” Friday,March 31, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This professional development opportunity is designed to promote educational strategies that ensure all students have access to high-quality learning throughout their varied educational journeys.
Participants will explore critical questions and formulate action-oriented strategies to make excellence inclusive for all students through sustainable and measurable best practices from faculty and staff. Through intentional workshops participants will explore student learning through high-impact practices that are meaningful and a deliberate part of the teaching and learning experiences.
This conference will provide an engaging experience that encourages the preparation of all students to be innovators, leaders, and problem-solvers in an increasingly complex global society. Participants at this event will examine both distinct and integrative approaches for assessing and advancing inclusive excellence and student learning.