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Techno-Cultural-Pedagogical Praxis

The ecosystem in higher education has been forever transformed and will continue to challenge and grow the ways in which faculty engage teaching and assessment of student learning through the use of technology and the lens of social justice. As we strive to advance knowledge, foster innovation, and ensure inclusion in our virtual and face-to-face learning environments, it is essential for faculty to have time to reflect, collaborate and refresh the instructional arsenal within active communities of peer learning. This seminar is designed for faculty who value collaboration, creativity, diversity, equity, blended learning, and the use of technology as intentional instructional practice.

Learning Objectives

Faculty participating in this seminar will increase their:

  • Understanding and awareness as teacher and learner through self-assessment, peer-reflection, and small group discussion.
  • Knowledge of culturally relevant pedagogical tools and inclusive instructional practices.
  • Engagement, selection and use of technology to promote learner engagement, innovation, and demonstration of learning.
  • Ability to redesign instructional activities to achieve student learning and program outcomes.

Seminar Schedule. Seminars run Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a midday communal lunch. Seminar conveners may adjust the class schedule in response to participant needs. Special events may also be held during the week. Participants are required to attend the full week of seminar meetings and maintain 90% attendance overall.

Seminar Materials. Eligible participants are provided with all required seminar materials (books, articles, laboratory equipment, and entrance fees).

Accommodations & Meals. Limited housing accommodations are provided to participants who live more than 50 miles from the program site. All admitted participants are provided with some meals during the program period.

Application Procedure. Applicants should submit the completed application along with all of the following:

  • A statement of intent that indicates how the seminar participant will apply what is learned at the home institution
  • A current CV
  • A letter of support from either the division dean or department head, who is well-acquainted with the applicant’s area of research
  • Their institutional liaison officer’s approval