During the 2020-21 academic year, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, in collaboration with the Unit Diversity Officers at UB, will present a series of programs on inclusive pedagogy to further UB’s efforts to cultivate inclusive classrooms and curriculums.
Date & Time: Thursday, October 29, 11:30am-1:00pm (click here to register)
Intended Audience: UB Faculty and Instructors
Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, inclusive pedagogy consists of a variety of approaches depending on the course content and the students in the class. To help guide instructors seeking to make their pedagogy more inclusive, panelists from various disciplines at UB will discuss the philosophy that guides their approach to inclusive teaching and course design.
Presented by the Office of Inclusive Excellence
Dr. Rajan Batta is a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Diversity for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr. Batta provides school-wide support for faculty recruitment, diversity, mentoring, promotion, tenure, and honors and awards.
Dr. Luis A. Colón is the A. Conger Goodyear Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Colón has been widely recognized for his successful efforts to increase diversity in STEM, particularly in the chemical sciences. In 2015, Colón was named by President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring — one of many awards Colón has received for his work to advance diversity, and for his research.
Dr. Namsook Kim is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. Dr. Kim has more than 20 years of professional experience in training educators and education leaders in the transformative intersections of culture, language, and education in the context of inclusion, multiculturalism, multilingualism, and globalization, and teaching language and culture to multicultural/multilingual users.
Dr. Theresa McCarthy is an Associate Professor of Native American Studies and Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence for the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. McCarthy is an Onondaga nation, Beaver clan citizen of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario. For over 20 years, Dr. McCarthy has worked on addressing the campus climate and retention-based concerns of Indigenous students in higher education. She has also been instrumental in launching the new Department of Indigenous Studies at UB
Dr. Raechele L. Pope is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, and Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer for the Graduate School of Education. Dr. Pope’s scholarship interests, research, and publications generally focus on a social and organizational analysis of equity, access, inclusion, and engagement, examining the components of multicultural environments and the concrete strategies, competencies, evaluation, and practices to create and maintain such campus environments.
Dates: Monday October 19 - Friday, October 23
Intended Audience: Faculty and those working in faculty development roles
This free virtual conference brings together educational professional development staff and faculty throughout SUNY, with a particular emphasis on teaching and learning. This group creates opportunities for staff and faculty to learn about available SUNY resources to support teaching and learning and strengthen their professional networks. For more information or to register, visit the SUNY Center for Professional Development. Some of the sessions focused on inclusion are:
Sponsored by the SUNY Faculty Development Community of Practice,
Date & Time: Wednesdays, November 2020-December 2020, 4:30-6:00pm
Intended Audience: UB Instructors
This series will prepare participants to be effective, reflective, and curious educators. Attendees will develop foundational knowledge of adult learning principles and curriculum design along with strategies for promoting critical thinking. Specific approaches for engaging all learners while creating and supporting inclusiveness in small and large group settings will be explored. Best practices for effective presentations and learner assessment techniques will also be discussed. The workshops will be interactive, and participants will have opportunities to apply learning to their own teaching with attention to cultural competency and intersectionality in evolving environments. Click here for more information and to register.
Sponsored by UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Intended Audience: Higher Education Instructors
Throughout the series, featured faculty will share practical inclusive teaching approaches that can be immediately put to use to create a more equitable learning environment for their students. Visit the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) website for more information about upcoming sessions.
Sponsored by ACUE and partners
Date & Time: Thursday, September 3 and Friday, September 4
Intended Audience: Graduate School of Education Faculty, Staff, and Students (closed event)
Guided by sessions themed around internal, interpersonal, institutional, and systemic forms of racism, the goal of the teach-in was to critically examine a variety of issues and range of perspectives so that all participants have a better understanding of the root causes and effects of racial injustice within and across educational and community contexts. For more information visit the GSE website.
Presented by the Graduate School of Education, and co-sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 30, 12:00-1:00pm
Intended Audience: UB Faculty
Microaggressions are everyday verbal and nonverbal slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. In this workshop, participants learned about the three types of microaggressions, the effects they have on students, microaggressions that are common in the classroom, and ways to respond to them.
Presented by the Office of Inclusive Excellence
Date & Time: Thursday, October 1, 4:00-5:15pm
Intended Audience: Open Event
This first of three conversations revolved around a place-based discussion on meaningful acknowledgements in Hodinöhsö:ni′ traditional territories. How might we use land introductions to follow through with a responsibility and commitment to nurturing healthy communities? How is the research and teaching in land grant institutions often in tension with Hodinöhsö:ni′ concepts of land and sovereignty? What process and protocols should be undertaken to engage respectfully, responsibly and with care? Most of all, how might an understanding of Hodinöhsö:ni′ geographies and anti-colonial practices create possibilities for future generations and relationships?
Presented by The UB Center for Diversity and Innovation, UB Humanities Institute, the College of Arts and Sciences at UB, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence