Inclusive Teaching Endorsement Events

Fall 2022 Sessions

At this time, there are no currently scheduled Fall 2022 sessions. Please check back later or browse our on-demand asynchronous events below.


Inclusive Teaching Strategies: Are They Working?

Assessing the effectiveness of inclusive teaching practices should be an ongoing effort that leads to positive classroom environments and/or learning outcomes.

What we often don’t consider is how we will eventually know what worked and what didn’t. This workshop will suggest ways to generate data and student feedback to determine whether or not changes to your teaching practice are effective.

Moreover, the process for assessing student learning or the impact of instrutional strategies on the learning context need not require extensive expertise or data analysis. With some planning and focused design, classroom assessment techniques can be easily integrated.

During this workshop, Dave Sovic, Ph.D., Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning at Ohio State, assists participants to: 

  • Identify multiple forms of assessment of student learning to understand the impact and effectiveness of instructional practices.
  • Consider which forms of assessment will work best in your course given the discipline, course modality and your time constraints.
  • Develop a plan for building assessments into a course. 

Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education

Rita Kumar, Ph.D., executive director, Faculty Enrichment Center, Office of the Provost, University of Cincinnati and Brenda Refaei, Ed.D., co-director of the Learning + Teaching Center and a professor of English and Communication at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College, will join the OCTC to discuss their new publication from the University of Chicago Press, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Strategies for Teaching, which details the necessity for an inclusive curriculum with examples of discipline-specific activities and modules.

Puklay Pampa: Instructional Strategies for the Open Classroom

This session challenges instructors’ assumptions of classroom learning through presentation of an Andean-inspired Pukllay Pampa– “playing ground” of ideas and practices.  Michelle Wibbelsman, Ph.D., associate professor of Latin American Indigenous Cultures, Ethnographic Studies and Ethnomusicology in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Ohio State University, and graduate student Amanda Ripley present on a set of instructional methods and practices that open the classroom, creating an inclusive environment.

In Pukllay Pampa, participants create freely in the realm of possibility, on a space of transformation, a pampaor conceptual open field that connotes openness and potentiality where play has the effect of reinvigorating skill and creativity.

According to Wibbelsman and Ripley, “Our discussion will problematize practices of frontloading outcomes as fundamentally at odds with epistemologies that prioritize process and rehearsing emergent forms of inquiry, collective reflection, collaboration and intercultural engagement that often lead to unpredictable and exciting outcomes. 

“We highlight the value of shifting spaces of learning that break out of assigned classrooms to make use of the wealth of resources at an R1 institution and consider the benefits of less structured approaches to learning that promote joy, wonder, excitement, inquisitiveness, and, yes, fun as key elements for sustained and sustainable DEI work and for cultivating a passion for life-long learning among our students.”