Monday, May 7, 2012

Workshop on Academic Civility - Week Three: Academic Civility by Design

After reading the activities described in the third part of the workshop on academic civility, consider the different ways in which civility was addressed--in the syllabus and course climate, as part of in-class content, and as part of an assignment for a class.

  • In what ways do these approaches to designing with civility in mind reflect rhetorical listening, dialogic civility, or epistemological differences?  
  • If civility is "collaboratively owned," how can designing for civility contribute to academic civility?
  • In what ways do you address in/civility in your classes?
  • How can you enhance civility in your classes, from course climate to assessment activities?
  • Which of these activities has the most relevance for your own teaching? Why?

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