Teaching for Equity, with Empathy
The uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are creating tremendous challenges for students, and especially students from vulnerable and marginalized groups. If we fail to support students through these challenges, we risk exacerbating inequalities on campus and making students' trauma worse. As educators, then, we have a responsibility to teach for equity and with empathy. In this webinar, Dr. Jessica Calarco, Associate Professor of Sociology, discusses what that approach looks like in practice, with concrete recommendations for administrators and for instructors teaching on campus and online.
Thanks to our co-sponsor of this event, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Presentation slides (PDF)
- Syllabus with an "ungrading" model
- Sample start-of-semester survey
- Additional materials on contract grading and ungrading