Exploring acts of incivility in the classroom…Did you really just do that?
Craig Chesson,Paul Osincup,Melissa Emerson
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Have you witnessed an increase of incivility in your classroom? If so, you are not alone. Because of national discourse regarding safety on college campuses, faculty and staff seem more conscious of disruptive, threatening, and concerning behaviors. Examples include: use of email, list-serves, or Facebook to verbally attack or slander classmates as well as bullying through the intentional isolation of colleagues on team projects. Reactions to students’ differences can lead to class conflict, impacting a student’s ability to learn and an instructor’s ability to teach. Join the staff of Conflict Resolution & Student Conduct Services as they share some interesting case studies where one’s age, ability, veteran status, and religion played a role in classroom conflict. All participants will leave this session with strategies to address difficult situations and promote inclusivity.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is geared for faculty and staff.
The goals of this session are:
To gain awareness around how one's age, ability, veteran status, or religion can play a role in classroom conflict.
Participants will learn strategies to address difficult situations and promote inclusivity.