Pandemic Informed Teaching

A Supportive Faculty Working Group

The pandemic has impacted every aspect of our campus, but its effects on each of us, and our students, have varied. It has become evident that students of color, first generation students, and students from other historically marginalized groups have been enduring more pandemic-related stressors that have been likely to serve as barriers to their learning and success. The purpose of this working group is to reflect on this differential impact through the lens of inclusive pedagogy.  

Designed especially for faculty teaching large courses, GE courses, or courses that are typically challenging for students, this working group will examine how to best support students, especially those most vulnerable, in the midst and wake of the pandemic. Participants will consider how this impact shows up in the classroom, what kinds of course policies and standards best support students, and will explore new ways to support students in their own classrooms.

Project participants agree to:

  • Attend six, 1 hour meetings every Friday from February 25, 2022-April 8, 2022 (with the exception of Spring Break). Time and location TBD

  • Complete one short reading per week and engage in reflective exercises on inclusive pedagogy

  • Reflect on and submit revised course policies, assignments, or syllabi that integrate the workshop materials and discussions

Space will be limited to 12 faculty. Participants will receive a $1,000 stipend.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the brief application form below. Applications are due by Friday, February 11th, and notifications will go out by Friday, February 18th.

Application to Participate in the Pandemic Informed Teaching Working Group