UCITE First Friday: “Laying the Groundwork for Civil Classroom Discourse”

Creating space for civil classroom discourse begins by establishing appropriate ground rules and norms with students early in the semester. Schmidt & Pinkney (2022) suggest a model for developing civil discourse, “CUBED,” through the fostering of courage, understanding, belonging and empathy.

Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff members, postdocs and graduate student teaching assistants are invited to join the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) for a First Friday to learn more about this model.

Jenny Hadingham, assistant director of UCITE, will lead this session to curate ideas that could work in various disciplines, teaching preferences and personal styles. The session, titled “Laying the Groundwork for Civil Classroom Discourse,” will be held Friday, Feb. 2, from 11:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Allen Memorial Medical Library Building’s Herrick Room.

Register to attend.