Students will be experiencing a range of emotions as the semester comes to an end. Many have been impacted by the act of violence at the Table Mesa King Soopers in Boulder, the anti-Asian racism evidenced by the shootings in Atlanta, and the pending verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, which will decide whether the former police officer is guilty of murdering George Floyd in Minneapolis last May. The CU Boulder Center for Teaching & Learning has gathered resources to help your classroom preparations.
If you would like to discuss the resources mentioned here or the recent events, please join the Inclusive Community of Practice meeting hosted by the Center for Teaching & Learning on Wednesday, April 21st from 12:00-1:15pm.
If you or your students need assistance
- CU experts are available for discussion about the Derek Chauvin trial.
- The Center for Inclusion and Social Change offers resources to engage with the Black Lives Matter movement.
- Counseling and Psychiatric Services offers E-Let’s Talk sessions, where CU Boulder students can check in via telehealth for an informal and confidential consultation with a counselor:
- CU students, staff and faculty may contact the Office of Victim Assistance for free and confidential support, as well as AAPI resources.
- The Faculty & Staff Assistance Program is offering telehealth videoconferencing.
- Violations of campus policies and acts of harassment should be reported to the CU Boulder Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance.
- Confidential assistance for all CU Boulder students, staff, and faculty with any university-related dispute or concern is available from the CU Boulder Ombuds.
- Our campus offers a consultation to explore options for reporting at Don't Ignore It. If you are considering reporting a concern, we encourage you to report:
- Even if you don’t know the identity of the person who caused the harm
- Even if you are unsure whether it’s something the university could address
- Even if you don’t know what you want to have happen
- Even if you think it’s not serious enough
- CU Boulder’s Red Folder website can support you responding to students in distress.
- The Center for Resilience & Well-being in Schools has created a guide to support college students through adversity, stress, and trauma
For classroom discussions
Many instructors seek support handling polarizing topics that may arise in the classroom. In response to a tumultuous election season and racial and political unrest, the CTL has compiled a series of considerations to support conversations in the classroom.