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Fall 2022 Pedagogy Circle Meeting

October 5, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Towards Inclusive Curricula: Succeeding despite Challenges


Our theme this semester is “Succeeding despite Challenges.” We may want to frame our conversation around the following questions:

  • How can individual instructors create a productive learning environment and succeed in their professional endeavors despite ever-present biases (conscious and unconscious)?
  • How can we handle challenging situations where our unconscious biases or those of students might negatively impact the learning environment?
  • How can we as an academic community acknowledge unconscious (and conscious) biases and pave a path forward?

For a broad definition of inclusivity and to consider how aspects of identity can impact academic environments, view the Academic Wheel of Privilege*. We are fortunate enough to have for a speaker, Dr. Gokarna R. Aryal, PNW Professor of Statistics, and winner of the 2022 Founder’s Day Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award.

*Source: Elsherif, M. M., Middleton, S. L., Phan, J. M., Azevedo, F., Iley, B. J., Grose-Hodge, M., … Dokovova, M. (2022, June 20). Bridging Neurodiversity and Open Scholarship: How Shared Values Can Guide Best Practices for Research Integrity, Social Justice, and Principled Education. https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/k7a9p.


Co-sponsored by the Dept. of History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics and the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Pedagogy Circle is a forum where faculty gather to discuss what they love most – issues and problems relevant to teaching practices. Participants bring valuable insights and input to these meetings, but also benefit – through discussion, shared teaching tips, etc.

For more information visit the Pedagogy Circle webpage.


Virtual via Zoom. Register for connection information.


This forum is open to all faculty. In-coming faculty who are new to teaching are especially welcome, as are LTLs and CLs.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.


October 5, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join your colleagues to discuss creating an inclusive learning environment and succeeding in our professional endeavors despite challenges.