Call for Application Due June 16, 2014: Diversity in the Classroom and on the Job Market

May 16, 2014

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TIGER DOC training is designed to help CU Boulder graduate teachers (TAs, RAs, and GPTIs) incorporate diversity and inclusion into their classroom environments and be prepared to enter a diverse teaching and workforce environment. 

TIGER DOC training is designed to help CU Boulder graduate teachers (TAs, RAs, and GPTIs) incorporate diversity and inclusion into their classroom environments and be prepared to enter a diverse teaching and workforce environment. Because TIGER DOC is supported currently on an NSF grant and subcontract from the Center for the Integration of Research Teaching Learning (CIRTL), the focus of the training will be on teaching in the STEM disciplines. Thus, CU Boulder science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), sociology and anthropology graduate students are invited to participate.  Graduate students from other departments may participate, and are welcome, if space allows. Participation is limited to 20 graduate students.

GTP Workshop Credit

Students who complete all four days will receive 16 GTP workshop credits toward the Certificate in College Teaching or the Professional Development Certificate for Preparing Future Faculty.

Topics covered will include:

  • Problem-oriented framework for approaching diversity
  • Creating teaching and learning goals that reflect content representative of multiple perspectives and knowledge of students from diverse backgrounds
  • Creating and accessing materials in your field inclusive of different populations and multiple perspectives
  • Reflection on your own positionality and its impact in the classroom
  • Intentional teaching
  • Approaching classroom discussions and issues when the teacher and students are from dissimilar backgrounds
  • Creating a problem-oriented diversity statement for your job interview 

Methods:

  • Problem-oriented framework
  • Expert content presentations
  • Pair and small group work
  • Role-playing
  • Reflective free writes
  • Application of research to practice and personal statement
  • Exercises on understanding and incorporating multiple perspectives into one’s own practice. 

Outcomes:

  • Participants will reflect on their own relationship to diversity and how it informs their incorporation of diversity into the classroom.
  • Participants will learn to apply a problem-oriented framework to their own understanding of and implementation of diversity in the classroom and in the workplace
  • Participants will create a problem-oriented diversity statement for their job applications in academe or beyond

APPLICATION

Participation is free, however, applicants should commit to participate in and complete all four days of training. The application process is online. Applications are due at 5:00 PM on June 10, 2014. Applicants will be notified by June 13, 2014 as to whether or not they have been accepted.

Requirements for Application:

  • You must be a graduate student in good standing in a graduate program at CU Boulder. Your student number and EID will be requested.
  • You must commit to attend and participate in all four days of training.
  • You must be interested in incorporating diversity and inclusion effectively into your classroom work.
  • You must have the intent to contribute to the understanding and growth of all program participants.
  • You must apply to reserve your place in the workshop.

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