Graduate Teacher Program Intercultural and Diversity Workshop Series
All workshops count toward GTP certificate requirements.
All graduate students, undergraduate teaching & learning assistants, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff are welcome at GTP events and activities.
For further information, please call 303-492-4902.
Intercultural and Diversity Workshop Archives
Brittany Otter, Disability Access Coordinator, Disability Services
This workshop addresses what accommodations are, why students receive them, and your responsibilities as TAs/Grad students to provide the accommodations. Questions like, "Why do I have to give students an unfair advantage over others?" and "Are you telling me how to teach my course?" are welcome and will be answered. You will work hands-on with real-life, everyday scenarios that will prepare you for your work with students with disabilities.
Michaele Ferguson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Faculty Associate in the Women and Gender Studies Program
Many of us have a tendency to teach “from the neck up” – to focus on thinking andreasoning. Feminist pedagogy invites us to think about how our bodies appear to ourselves and others as gendered, raced, classed, and so on; how our bodies occupy and interact with the space of the classroom; and how our embodied – and not merely reasoned – responses can give us a great deal of information about what is working and what is not in our teaching.
Mike Burtis, Doctoral Student, Sociology
Because of the GI Bill, many veterans are returning to college or beginning as freshmen. Mr. Burtis discusses the benefits that veterans bring to a class as well as some of the personal issues faced by veterans returning to civilian campuses.
Joseph Andenmatten, Disability Access Coordinator, Disability Services
This interactive session allows instructors to explore various aspects of disabilities in the classroom setting. Mr. Andenmatten will provide different perspectives on disabilities and make suggestions on how best to acknowledge and integrate all students into your classrooms.
Scarlet Bowen, Director, and Morgan Seamont, Associate Director, LBGTQ Resource Center
This session introduces instructors to global issues of gender and sexuality and how they play out in the classroom.
Liza Hensleigh, Coordinator for Diversity & Access, Office of International Education
Have you studied abroad? Have you considered how your discipline relates to Study Abroad? Ms. Hensleigh shares her ideas on the importance of study abroad, regardless of discipline, for your undergraduates and for you as an instructor.
Paige Progar, Coordinator for Diversity & Access, Office of International Education
Have you observed international students having difficulty with taking tests, studying, participating in class? Do they seem reluctant to ask for help? Have you observed cheating or found plagiarism? We will discuss why and explore strategies to help these students succeed in your class.