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2021 Collegium on College Teaching Practices

August 18, 2021

UCO Liberal Arts Building, South Wing

"How to Create a New Normal Learning Environment"

The Annual Collegium on College Teaching Practice is the kick-off event for UCO's faculty enhancement activities for the new academic year. Here you will explore learning environments, expand your professional curiosity and enhance your contribution to student success through Transformative Learning. This year's theme is "How to Create a New Normal Learning Environment" and includes morning breakout sessions (see below) and an afternoon keynote address by Dr. Mays Imad,a neuroscientist and professor of pathophysiology and biomedical ethics at Pima Community College, entitled "Harnessing the Power of Metacognition to Improve Student Learning." Faculty may attend sessions in-person or vitually.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Classroom:  Tips for Engaging in Difficult Discussions

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM–11:50 AM CDT
LAS Lecture Hall,
Session Description

This presentation will describe specific strategies that instructors can employ in facilitating discussions about equity, diversity, and inclusion that will support their course objectives; engage a diverse community of students; address stakeholders’ concerns, anxieties, and aspirations; inform ongoing discipline-specific research, scholarly, and creative activity; and ground engagement in antiracist and equity work on campus and in the wider community.and action.


J. David Macey, University of Central Oklahoma