How do I promote inclusivity? How do I promote bipartisanship?

On November 15th we hosted a CTL Conversation, in which faculty came together to discuss the topic of challenging discussions in light of the divisive election. A concern of many faculty was making the diverse voices of the Baruch community be heard. Professor Glenn Petersen from the Department of Sociology writes: “At Baruch, we pride… Read More How do I promote inclusivity? How do I promote bipartisanship?

Challenging Discussions – Ideas for different activities, lessons, and readings

We asked faculty to share their approaches and suggestions. We hope to add to our list here, so if you have any of your own suggestions and thoughts, please post in the comments or email us at ctl@baruch.cuny.edu! If you would like assistance with figuring out how you might adapt these ideas into your course,… Read More Challenging Discussions – Ideas for different activities, lessons, and readings

Preparing for Challenging Discussions

When preparing for a challenging discussion it’s helpful to think about two issues: Encouraging a productive classroom environment Structuring the discourse A Productive Classroom Environment One of the first steps to foster a classroom environment that promotes respect, learning and listening is to establish some discussion “ground rules”. Kieran Morrow, Esq., Baruch’s Chief Diversity Officer/Title… Read More Preparing for Challenging Discussions