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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

Fall 2020 Sessions

Diversi-Tea: Inclusive Mentoring for Students in Diverse Groups

Wednesday, September 30 | 1 – 3 p.m. | Zoom Session

Mentoring plays an important role in student’s academic and professional growth. While college classrooms are becoming more diverse, mentoring strategies need to be more inclusive and relevant in order to accommodate mentee’s needs. In this session, participants will identify components of effective mentoring; develop mentoring strategies toward first-generation students, students of color, non-traditional students and international students. Please register at least 24 hours in advance of this workshop offering to receive your Zoom link.

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Diversi-Tea: Inclusive Teaching Practices in STEM Disciplines

Friday, October 30 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Zoom Session

Women and students of color are underrepresented in STEM disciplines. While the need for STEM professionals continues to increase, there are not enough qualified graduates in STEM disciplines. In order to recruit and retain more women and students of color in these fields, inclusive teaching practices are needed in an effort to establish a welcoming learning environment and make the learning more meaningful and personal for students. In this session, participants will reflect on their own teaching practices in STEM disciplines; describe challenges and barriers for women and students of color in STEM fields; identity inclusive teaching practices that can be applied in the STEM classroom to promote student learning. Please register at least 24 hours in advance of this workshop offering to receive your Zoom link.

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If you have any questions about Diversi-Tea or if you require disability-related accommodations, please contact Ferlin McGaskey (fmcgaske@utk.edu) or Yujie Huang (yhuang71@utk.edu).