Teaching Conversations

Teaching Conversations are faculty-led, face to face forum spaces that focus on a particular topic or question that is relevant to the UIC teaching and learning community. Please see below for more information and resources on various topics that have been discussed in past Teaching Conversations.

  • Navigating Microaggressions in the Classroom
  • Engaged Teaching and Current Events
  • The Role of Physical Space on Active Learning


Topic: Navigating Microaggressions in the Classroom


Resource Guide from Mark Martell, Director of Asian-American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC), & Faculty, UIC Honors College: https://tlc.uic.edu/files/2017/01/Resource-Guide_Navigating-Microaggressions-inthe-Classroom.pdf

Other Resources:

Teacher’s Role: https://www.noodle.com/articles/microaggressions-in-the-classroom-the-teachers-role

Responding to Bias: http://crlt.umich.edu/publinks/respondingtobias

Eight Actions to Reduce Racism in the Classroom: Harper and Davis (2016)

Diversity and Inclusion in the College Classroom:Diversity-and-Inclusion-Report

Microaggressions in the Classroom: MicroAggressionsInClassroom-DUCME


Topic: Engaged teaching and current events: How do faculty support student learning and well-being?


Difficult Dialogues: http://www.difficultdialoguesuaa.org/handbook

Free downloadable pdf book written by faculty from the University of Alaska

Dialogues Initiative: http://dialogue.uic.edu/

Daley Library: Empowerment in Action and Resource Guide: researchguides.uic.edu/empowerment


Topic: What is the Role of Physical Space on Active Learning?


What is Active Learning?: http://ocle.uic.edu/active-learning-environments/

Student Focus Group on Active Learning Spaces: https://ocle.uic.edu/files/2017/01/170123-Student-Focus-Group-on-Active-Learning.pdf

TLC Teaching Conversation Presentation Slides from January 25, 2017: https://uofi.app.box.com/files/0/f/16948623375/Teaching_Conversations_2017