Creating an inclusive learning environment

An ASBMB Catalyst Conversation brought to you by ASBMB Student Chapters

Feb. 12, 2022 | 11:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Eastern | Free registration required

In this interactive session, we will explore how to develop an intentionality toward cultivating inclusive learning environments for our students. How can faculty foster a community of creativity, inclusiveness and resilience? To envision belonging, we need to recognize barriers in the ecosystem of our classrooms and curriculum. How do we remove the boundaries to what might be experienced by some students as exclusive domains or spaces, and foster learning as an engaged and unbounded process? As scientists, what does it mean to make the implicit rules of our praxis visible? By revisiting our own insights, instincts and experiences, we have an opportunity to braid them into reimagined opportunities.

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Keynote speaker

Kathy Takayama
Creating an inclusive learning environment: bold spaces for uncertainty and change

Kathy Takayama
Executive director, Center for Professional Development and Inclusive Excellence, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Organizers

Debra Martin

Debra Martin

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Celeste Peterson

Celeste Peterson

  • Suffolk University
Nancy Rice

Nancy Rice

  • University of South Alabama

ASBMB Catalyst Conversations are pedagogical sandboxes where instructors can showcase developing teaching practices in an informal setting. Projects do not have to be fully fleshed out to the level of an abstract submitted to a conference. Topics are meant to stimulate discussion and new ideas among participants. This virtual event is free for all to attend.

Workshop aims

  • Facilitate faculty sharing of best practices in biochemistry and molecular biology laboratory and/or classroom activities to strengthen undergraduate BMB education.
  • Enhance and broaden the network of undergraduate faculty and ASBMB student chapter advisers with interests in exploring new teaching strategies.
  • Facilitate participants’ understanding of inclusive learning environments.

Who should attend

  • Primarily undergraduate institution faculty
  • Postdocs and graduate students interested in teaching
  • Anyone interested in creating more inclusive learning environments

Note about registration: While anyone can register to attend the event up to the start of the meeting, to be considered for a chalk talk, attendees must register by Feb. 1.

Schedule

Saturday February 12

Saturday agenda

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Optional ice breaker for attendees

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Introductions and meeting overview

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Keynote

Creating an inclusive learning environment: bold spaces for uncertainty and change
Kathy Takayama, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Chalk talks selected from abstracts

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Thematic networking session 1

Themes to be identified from attendee interests.

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Thematic networking session 2

Themes to be identified from attendee interests.

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Chalk talks selected from abstracts