Intercultural Workshops


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

Fall:  2014, 2013,  20122011

Spring: 2014,  2013,  2012,   2011

Fridays 1:00 - 2:00 PM, ATLAS 200

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Fall 2014 Schedule

September 19: Required Accommodations for Students with Disablities

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.

September 26: Embodied Teaching: What All Teachers Can Learn from Feminist Pedagogy

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.

October 3: Vets in the College Classroom

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.

October 10: Respecting Students with Disabilities

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.

October 17: GLBTQ Students in Undergraduate Courses

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.

October 24: How Does Study Abroad Relate to Your Discipline & Your Undergraduate Students?

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.

November 7: Helping International First-Year Students Succeed in Your Class

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.