Diversity and Justice in the Classroom


Oct. 19, 2020, 1pm to 2:30pm

Office/Remote Location



Higher education faces no shortage of issues that require a shared commitment. From support for undocumented, underrepresented, and marginalized students to related issues of access, student health, and increasing costs, we must remain vigilant in our pursuit of social justice. Inclusive classrooms incorporate more than current best practices, it requires instructors to pair critical self-reflection with actions in the classroom. This workshop will share strategies for cultivating a pedagogy of inclusion.

By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to transform your teaching practices to better engage, support, and prepare your students in your role as a graduate teaching assistant or future professor 
  • Learn how to drive inclusivity among your classmates in your current role as a graduate student
  • Review fundamental concepts of social justice such as: ensuring access, practicing equity and fairness, and exercising asset-based thinking. 

Professional Development Academy Program: GCTC, GCMC
Professional Development Academy Pillars: Teaching
Learning Experience: Interactive
Time Commitment: < 2 hours
Lifecycle Stage: Early-Mid-Late Master’s, Early-Mid-Late Doctoral

  • Mariana Sarmiento, Program Coordinator, Office of Diversity Initiatives
  • Dr. Norma Marrun, Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning

Admission Information

This workshop is open to graduate students. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

Please note that this workshop is capped at 25 participants. We will let you know if you have been placed on a waiting list.

Contact Information

Graduate College
Grad Rebel

External Sponsor

Graduate College