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Diversi-Tea

Diversi-Tea is part of an ongoing effort to facilitate communication among faculty, staff and graduate students about issues related to inclusive teaching practices. In monthly sessions, faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to learn from one another and engage in dialogue about the various ways of incorporating inclusive teaching practices.

The goal of Diversi-Tea is to help faculty and staff gather insight on:

  • Engagement of diverse student populations
  • Teaching of self-regulation and study skills
  • Ways to prevent and address issues of incivility and bias
  • Self-assessment of their own cultural competency
  • Guided reflection activities for diverse learners
  • Communicating best inclusive practices with their colleagues

Register for the Spring 2019 Diversi-Tea sessions by clicking on the session titles below:

Diversi-Tea: Best Practices in Inclusive Teaching

Tuesday, Friday 19 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Hodges Library, Room 605

  • For this session, a panel of faculty members will lead the discussion on best practices in the area of inclusive teaching. The panel will also share stories of how they have successfully supported our students within their own disciplines.
  • If you cannot attend this session in-person, you can follow along during our live webcast. The webcast will also be recorded for later viewing at the same link. 

Diversi-Tea: Supporting International Students

Wednesday, March 27 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Hodges Library, Room 605

  • In this Diversi-Tea session, participants will learn about international students’ needs from a panel of international undergraduate and graduate students. The students will share their stories and experiences working with faculty and fellow UT students. After discussion between the panel and participants, the final part of the session will focus on the students’ suggested inclusive teaching strategies that they believe would address their learning needs.
  • If you cannot attend this session in-person, you can follow along during our live webcast. The webcast will also be recorded for later viewing at the same link. 

If you have any questions about Diversi-Tea or if you require disability-related accommodations, please contact Janelle Coleman at jcolema1@utk.edu.