Loyola University Maryland

The Office of Academic Affairs

Equity and Inclusion Faculty Development Opportunities


Jan. thru May, 2022

Time to Write: A Workshop Series with Michelle Thompson, Resistant Vision Coaching and Consulting

Designed specifically for faculty who need peer- and dedicated-mentor support to clarify and meet writing, research, and publishing goals, this spring series includes three complementary two-to-four-hour components:

  • Writing Workshop: January 6, 2022, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Writing Retreat: March 7, 2022, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (in conjunction with Loyola’s “Finding the Time” writing retreats)
  • Summer Planning: May 26, 2022, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Because the impact of the series depends on a dedicated cohort of faculty supporting each other during the spring and summer months, this opportunity requires attendance at all three events. To enhance the ability for all interested faculty to participate, each session will be offered in person with remote access available. The series promises to be especially useful for post-doctoral and tenure-track faculty, associate faculty who plan to pursue professor rank, and any faculty hoping to get writing projects off the ground, back on track, or out to potential publishers.

RSVP by December 1, 2021, to academicequity@loyola.edu. If you want to learn more about Michelle Thompson and the benefits of her coaching model, please contact Dr. Oghenetoja (Toja) Okoh, Department of History.

Oct. 27

Teaching Circle on Multilingual Learners, 12 - 1:30 p.m. (Sellinger VIP Lounge)

The panel members will provide faculty with some practical strategies for supporting multi-language learners and speakers in your classes. This teaching circle will be action-based and practical. 


  • Victoria Barnett-Woods, lecturer in English, trained as a TEFL instructor while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. Since then, she has designed and developed multiple language and culture acquisition programs for international and multilingual learners.
  • Rebekah Eklund, associate professor of theology, brings with her experience in grading writing assignments for multilingual learners.
  • Nabila Hijazi, postdoctoral fellow in writing. Through her experience as a graduate student and working as an assistant director for the University of Maryland Writing Center and then for the Academic Writing Program, Nabila has created resources that focus on working with both undergraduate and graduate multilingual students.