Safe Zone

Williams Hall 303 S. School Street, Normal, IL

LGBTQ+ youth (including college students) are vastly more likely to suffer from mental health challenges, bullying, and domestic violence than their peers. Because of this, it’s important that we make […]

Effective Tutoring Practices

Williams Hall 303 S. School Street, Normal, IL

A challenge for any teaching assistant is to navigate what can be a somewhat fraught role: not being the instructor of a given course, and so not the final arbiter […]

Teaching Civic Skills through Deliberative Dialogues

Williams Hall 303 S. School Street, Normal, IL

“Dialogue and Deliberation are innovative processes that help people come together across differences to tackle our most challenging problems” (National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation). Incorporating these processes into the curriculum of college courses gives students opportunities to develop skills to productively engage with society's challenging problems in authentic ways. In this workshop, course instructors […]

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Safe Zone

Williams Hall 303 S. School Street, Normal, IL

LGBTQ+ youth (including college students) are vastly more likely to suffer from mental health challenges, bullying, and domestic violence than their peers, and so it’s important that we make our classrooms an environment where all our students feel seen, heard, and respected, as well as places where they feel safe to express themselves. This is […]

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Safe Zone for Instructors

Williams Hall 303 S. School Street, Normal, IL

LGBTQ+ youth, including college students, are vastly more likely to suffer from mental health challenges, bullying, and domestic violence than their peers. It’s important that we make our classrooms environments where all our students […]

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Developing Mentoring Relationships

Williams Hall 303 S. School Street, Normal, IL

One overlooked and underestimated avenue for professional development is one-on-one mentoring relationships. The goal of a mentoring relationship is for a more experienced professional to connect with a newcomer, introducing them to several aspects of the institution and helping them to grow professionally in that structure. Mentors also can learn a great deal from their […]

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