Break-Out Session Descriptions
1. Throwing Like a Girl: Sports as a Model for Teaching Gender, Sexuality, and Patriarchy Across the Curriculum
Location: Maryland Hall 247
This breakout session addresses how we can introduce and frame conversations about gender and sexuality and difference and inequality across the curriculum. It suggests a common vocabulary and introduces the topic of sport as a vehicle for engaging these issues. We have prepared resources focusing on softball and baseball for faculty in STEM and the humanities, social sciences, education and business to engage students in critically examining the ways in which sport is gendered.
- Amanda Konradi (Sociology)
- Patrick Brugh (Modern Languages and Literatures)
2. Climate Change Across the Curriculum: Don't Let Denial Get You Down
Location: Maryland Hall 243
In this breakout session we’ll explore and discuss strategies for including climate change in nearly any course. The session will include examples of how climate change was incorporated into various non-science courses at Loyola. We’ll also discuss how to deal with skeptical students and the difference between skeptic and denier when it comes to the issue of climate change.
- Session 2: Elizabeth Dahl (Chemistry) and Bernadette Roche (Biology)
- Session 3: Elizabeth Dahl (Chemistry), Terre Ryan (Writing), and Randy Jones (Physics)
- "Teaching about Climate Session Resources"
- "Promoting interdisciplinarity through climate change education," Nature Climate Change, McCreight, A., O'Shea, B., Sweeder, R., Urquhart, G. and Zeleke, A., 14 July 2013.
- "Contemplative Inquiry on Climate Change: Playing with Perspectives," Abigail Lynam, Cascadia College.
- "Group Dialogue - Promise and Peril of the Past and the Future,"Abigail Lynam, Cascadia College.
- "Global warming: How skepticism became denial," Spencer Weart, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 2011.
- "The Science of Climate Change," Elizabeth Dahl.
3. Name it, Frame it, Explain it: Applying a Racial Equity Lens in the Classroom
Location: Maryland Hall 242
This breakout session provides an introduction to framing conversations with a racial equity lens. The session includes interdisciplinary teaching modules on structural and institutional racism; a self-assessment toolkit for curriculum development; and strategies for advancing equity and inclusion in the classroom.
- Elizabeth Kennedy (Information Systems, Law and Operations)
4. A Fair Hearing for the Immigrant: Practical Insights for Approaching the Topic of Immigration in the Classroom
Location: Maryland Hall 241
This breakout session explores how we can introduce and frame conversations regarding immigration, particularly in light of the rise of nativism in the United States. Some attention will be given to Catholic Social Teaching on the issue.
- Daniel Castillo (Theology)
5. Levels of Racism in the Academic Classroom and How to Begin to Dismantle Them
Location: Sellinger Hall 223
In this breakout session participants will explore and discuss strategies for identifying and dismantling forms of racism in the academic classroom. The session will include examples of how racism has been incorporated into the academic setting at Loyola. Participants will move from identification to strategies to dismantle practices which negatively impact ALL Loyola students. This is not an introductory course. Participants should have some understanding of racism in academic settings and be comfortable with terms such as marginalization, racism, white privilege, and white supremacy.
- Adell Cothorne (Teacher Education)
- "White Faculty Transforming Whiteness in the Classroom through Pedagogical Practice," Race Ethnicity and Education, vol 18, Charbeneau, J., 4 December 2013.
- "The Unexamined Whiteness of Teaching: How White Teachers Maintain and Enact Dominant Racial Ideologies," Race Ethnicity and Education, Vol 12, Picower, B., 24 June 2009.
- "Racism in the College Classroom (Pdf)," Cothorne, A., 2018.
6. To Self-Disclose or To Not Self-Disclose? A Dialogue about Politics in the Classroom
Location: Sellinger Hall 221
In this breakout session, participants will be encouraged to discuss their thoughts and opinions on whether or not there is room in the classroom for political discourse. There will be discussion around both student and professor self-disclosure around political affiliation and beliefs. Participants should have a goal during this breakout session of developing their own informed opinions about this topic based on personal reflection and interactive discussion.
- Cara Jacobson (Psychology)
Other Afternoon Offerings
Accessify Your Syllabus - Sellinger Hall 004
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
In this interactive workshop, you will learn to assess, modify, and evaluate the accessibility of one of your course syllabi. You will walk away with an accessible syllabus and a better understanding of barriers to accessibility for your students. You are asked to bring a laptop and an electronic syllabus with you.
Moodle: The Most Frequently Asked Questions (drop-in session) - Sellinger Hall 223
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
This one-hour session goes over some of the most common Moodle questions that we get at The Office of Digital Teaching & Learning. Moodle provides a wealth of tools to be able to post readings, administer assignments, and create other interactive course materials. Topics covered include uploading files to your course, creating a basic assignment, accessing student activity reports, taking attendance and more.
Please note: a laptop is required for this session!
Wellness and Meeting Student Needs - Sellinger Hall 221
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Come learn more about the office of student support and wellness promotion and the resources that are available. This session will go over the 8 major areas of wellness that students can receive help with, physical, social, emotional, spiritual, educational, multi-cultural, professional, and environmental, and how this assistance is designed to support the "Generation Z" student.
More information about the Wellness and Meeting Student Needs session
Baltimore Community Orientation by Shuttle (sponsored by CCSJ)
2:30 - 4 p.m. (Depart from Govantowne Farmer's Market at 5104 York Road)
Join your colleagues in discovering our great city, including our nearest neighbors and Loyola's presence throughout Baltimore. Especially good for newer faculty and also those who want to commit to engaging our city. RSVP with Kristen Fisher.