Fall 2023 Provost Conference
Navigating “Hot” Moments in the Classroom
Building upon DU’s commitment to free expression, diversity, equity, and inclusion, this year’s in-person, interactive one-day conference explores classroom responses to “hot moments.”
This conference will provide opportunities to understand and consider responses to hot moments in the classroom and ideas for planning ahead to turn a hot moment into a learning opportunity. Drawing on the expertise of faculty colleagues from across the disciplines, who navigate these conversations in their classrooms, the conference will open discussion and address questions around freedom of expression and creating a supportive classroom community. Participants will leave the conference with skills and resources related to classroom expression and student belonging.
We will serve breakfast and lunch. Directly after the conference, please join us for the SoTL Research Symposium and Reception.
On-Ramp: Self-Reflection Questions & Articles
In preparation for the conference, please consider this article written by our keynote speaker María Salazar: “A Humanizing Pedagogy: Reinventing the Principles and Practice of Education as a Journey Toward Liberation."
Both for the conference and as part of the 11:00 Session “Head, Heart, and Hand: Tools for Working Through Conflict in the Classroom and Roundtable Discussion,” please consider these reflection questions and article written by D-L Stewart on Reflecting on his experience in the classroom as a Black assistant professor. “Confronting the Politics of Multicultural Competence.”
Thursday October 12, 2023, Community Commons 1700
|8:30 - 9:15||Registration and Breakfast|
|9:15 - 9:30||Welcome and Opening Remarks||Mary Clark, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor|
|9:30 - 10:45||Keynote Address The Big Bad Wolf, Race, and Humanization: Proactive Approaches to Building Humanizing Learning Environments in the Higher Education Classroom||Professor María Salazar, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Morgridge College of Education|
|10:45 - 11:00||Break|
|11:00 - 12:00||Head, Heart, and Hand: Tools for Working Through Conflict in the Classroom||Professor D-L Stewart, Chair, Higher Education Department, Morgridge College of Education|
|12:00 - 12:30||Lunch with Colleagues|
|12:30 - 2:00||Lunch Faculty Panel: Managing “Hot” Moments in the Classroom: Exploring the Intersections of Identity and Context||
Introduction: Mary Clark
Facilitator: Professor Roberto Corrada, Sturm College of Law
|2:00 - 2:15||Break|
|2:15 - 3:30||Building Skills for Navigating Hot Moments Interactive Workshop||
Facilitator: Professor Greg Ungar, Theatre Department, CAHSS
|3:30 - 3:45||Closing Remarks||Mary Clark|
|4:00 - 6:00||Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Inaugural Research Symposium and Reception (Community Commons, 4th Story East and Overlook)||