Featured Workshop

Photo of Dr. Kelly Hogan (left) and Dr. Viji Sathy (right)

Cultivating Equitable Learning Environments through Inclusive Teaching

Teaching strategies that emphasize structured active learning can create more equitable classrooms and improve learning for all students. As an introduction to inclusive teaching techniques, Professors Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy of the University of North Carolina will ask participants to reflect on inequities and diversity in their classrooms through interactive, hands-on activities. After providing a framework for inclusive design and their own research results, Hogan and Sathy will lead participants through active learning exercises and case studies that explore inclusive techniques. Drawing upon their own teaching experiences and educational research, they will model approaches that can be readily implemented with any discipline or class size to help all students achieve their potential.

Workshop Objectives

  • Explain the inequities that arise in an unstructured learning environment
  • Describe techniques that add structure and equity to a classroom
  • Brainstorm ways to reduce the inequities in your own courses

About the Presenters

Drs. Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy are award winning instructors with a combined 25+ years in the classroom at the University of North Carolina. They are passionate about student success, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. They have expertise on inclusive techniques and active learning in any size crowd, because both teach courses routinely with hundreds of students. On their campus, they lead innovative classroom and diversity administrative initiatives that benefit all students, faculty, and staff. Both are leading the campus in curriculum reforms, bringing course-based undergraduate research experiences and makerspace courses to all disciplines.

Kelly and Viji have shared their work with faculty through hands-on workshops at numerous types of institutions. Both are featured experts in ACUE's Course on Teaching Effectiveness, have been active in the scholarship of teaching and learning in their respective disciplines of biology and statistics, and their work has been featured in a number of national publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times.

Both Drs. Hogan and Sathy use the pronouns she, her and hers. Dr. Sathy’s name is pronounced Viji (rhymes with Pidgey) Sathy (rhymes with Cathy). You can listen to an audio pronunciation here: http://bit.ly/vijisathy_mp4

In addition to following @uofldelphi and using #UofLCelebrate, we encourage you to follow the featured presenters @vijisathy and @DrMrsKellyHogan and use their preferred hashtags #inclusiveteaching #inclusiveclassrooms.

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