BD Book Club Update!
Greetings! Here’s the latest update from The Business Department Book Club
We successfully presented our Spring 2022 first Flex Week workshop “Learning Goes hand in hand with Emotions.” We had such a great turnout that we are excited to share our workshop takeaways with our readers this month.
We successfully presented our Spring 2022 first Flex Week workshop “Learning Goes hand in hand with Emotions.” We had such a great turnout that we are excited to share our workshop takeaways with our readers this month:
PROMOTING MORE INCLUSIVENESS: A) Talk about engagement in your syllabus and in the lectures, as an important part of the course, everyone is welcome to share their input and is encouraged to contribute, B) Encourage everyone to join the discussion group for credit! This seems to work wonders for students, because they get credit for posting a comment and C) Incorporate a more personal touch on your syllabus, not only with photos or message banners, but also describing your additional availability if the students need to reach out to you.
FOCUS ON DEVELOPING STUDENT AGENCY: A) Convey to students that “they matter” and “they can” through encouraging words, invitations to talk, applause for small accomplishments, accountability, and reaching out at unexpected moments, B) Encourage students to find their voice: in-class discussions, in personal writing, on issues they care about and C) Inspire students to grow into something bigger - to be the first in their family to go to college, to become mentors to other students, to turn their own narratives of struggle into stories of agency and resilience that will benefit others.
ENCOURAGING FACULTY TO REVISIT THEIR SYLLABUS AND IMPLEMENT PRACTICES THROUGH LENS OF INCLUSION, EQUITY AND JUSTICE: A) Students and Instructor expectations- consider how might the language in the syllabus unintentionally convey power and authority, B) Readings and Course materials- discuss your intentional choice of included readings, honoring and recognizing BIPOC scholars (Black, Indigenous, and other people of color) and C) Assignments and Grading- consider implementing practices that embodies growth mindset approach in grading and policies (such as drop lowest, revise and resubmit, low stakes engagement etc.)
These topics and more, we read about, reflect and share with other faculty members. You are welcome to join us- Our zoom meetings are Tuesdays at 7.00 pm Via Zoom. Please contact us!!
Luz R. Hoyt email@example.com
Cynthia Mathiesen firstname.lastname@example.org
Silvina Leroux email@example.com