Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Workshop on Academic Civility - Week Two: Identifying the Challenges of Academic Civility

In the second week of the workshop, Marnie Dresser shared a presentation that asked us to consider our role in contributing to classroom civility.

The quotation that she used from Robert Boice's book Nihil Nimus: Advice for New Faculty Members indicated that "students and teachers are partners in creating" classroom in/civility.  Several of the

  • What is your ideal vision of academic civility in your classroom?
  • What problems have you experienced?
  • In what ways may you have contributed to incivilty?
  • What are your “hall of shame” stories as a student?  Professor?  What can you learn from them?
  • How can we cultivate academic civility on an institutional level (as is suggested by Hassel & Lourey's article)?

Feel free to leave a response below, or to email vtlc@uwc.edu 


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