Supporting LGBTQI+ Students
In March, the CFT, the K.C. Potter Center and Office of LGBTQI Life, and the Faculty Senate, are proud to co-sponsor two discussions about how faculty and staff can better support LGBQI+ students.
On March 12th (12:00-1:30pm), after some preparatory readings/videos on various social and academic challenges LGBTQ+ students confront in higher education, participants will come together to hear about approaches that experienced faculty/staff take to making their teaching, advising, and mentoring more supportive and inclusive. Drawing on their own experience and research from the scholarship on higher education, this discussion will explore critical pedagogical approaches to supporting LGBTQ+ students, inclusive practices of teaching and advising, relational skills helpful to fostering acceptance and belonging, and campus resources for LGBTQ+ students, among others.
On March 26th (12:30-2:00pm), and as a follow-up to the discussion on March 12th, participants will discuss ways we as a community of educators can develop a more effective network of support for LGBTQ+ students at Vanderbilt. Participants will explore ways they can further develop their own approaches to inclusive teaching and advising, and what our units, departments, and schools can do to foster a more diverse and accepting campus culture.
If you are interested in attending, please register at this link. We hope to see you there!
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