UNC Faculty Symposium on Deliberative Pedagogy

UNC Faculty Symposium on Deliberative Pedagogy

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Date: May 6, 2021
Times: 09:30 am – 03:00 pm
Audience: UNC Faculty & Staff
Venue: Online
UNC Faculty Symposium on Deliberative Pedagogy
Communication Beyond Carolina, (10 - 11 a.m.):

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This panel will provide an overview of the Communication Beyond Carolina component of the new IDEAs in Action curriculum. In addition to hearing from the Office of Undergraduate Curricula's Curriculum Director, this panel includes the chair of the General Education Oversight Committee, and an expert in communicating science to a lay audience who also teaches courses aligned with the Communication Beyond Carolina learning outcomes.
  1. Dr. Charlotte Boettiger, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience (View Charlotte's presentation here)
  2. Nick Siedentop, Office of Undergraduate Curricula (View Nick's presentation here)
  3. Dr. Erika Wise, Department of Geography ( View Erika's presentation here)
UNC Faculty Symposium on Deliberative Pedagogy
Facilitating & Evaluating Public Discourse, (11 a.m. - noon):

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This panel will provide a range of strategies and techniques for facilitating and evaluating students' capacity to engage in discourse. Drawing from experiences within and beyond the college classroom, panelists will offer tips and reflections for how best to generate meaningful discussion and deliberation, as well as how to evaluate students' participation.
  1. Dr. Kelly Hogan, Office of Instructional Innovation; Department of Biology (View Kelly's presentation here)
  2. Dr. Lloyd Kramer, Carolina Public Humanities; Department of History (View Lloyd's presentation here)
  3. Dr. Michael Vazquez, Parr Center for Ethics; Department of Philosophy (View Michael's presentation here)
UNC Faculty Symposium on Deliberative Pedagogy
Engaging Race and Racism in the Classroom, (1 - 2 p.m.):

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This panel will provide strategies and techniques for engaging with topics related to race and racism within a course. With a focus on cultivating students' skills in discussing race and racism, panelists will offer tips and reflections for how best to generate productive deliberation on race and racism, while attending to the ways in which race and racism shapes the classroom experience.
  1. Dr. Travis Alrbitton, School of Social Work
  2. Dr. Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (View Sibby's presentation here)
  3. Dr. Emily Boehm, Center for Faculty Excellence (View Emily's presentation here)
UNC Faculty Symposium on Deliberative Pedagogy
Student Perspectives on Dialogue and Debate, (2 - 3 p.m.):

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This panel will offer students' own reflections on dialogue and debate at UNC. Highlighting their experiences within two different programs that each include a focus on the skills of deliberation and debate, the student panelists will share their key take-aways and what they think instructors should know when designing such class-based experiences. The students will be joined by faculty with whom they work in these two programs, who will also share their reflections on teaching dialogue, debate, and the skills of public discourse.
  1. Dr. Christian Lundberg, Department of Communication
  2. Students from the Chancellor's Science Scholars
  3. Dr. Kevin Marinelli, Department of Communication; UNC Program for Public Discourse
  4. Students from the Agora Fellows