Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Provost and CTL have launched Diversity and Education Series

Universityof Michigan CRLT players perform a sketch on a stage in a classroom.
September 7, 2016

As partners, the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning have launched the Diversity & Education Series: Inclusive Pedagogy in Action. The series will bring leaders and groups from other institutions to campus to discuss how to create a more inclusive climate and development opportunities that exist at Yale.

October 20, 2016: Frank Tuitt, Ph.D.

Dr. Frank Tuitt serves as Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, Provost of Diversity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Denver. Dr. Tuitt is “devoted to the examination and exploration of topics related to access and equity in higher education, including issues of race, inclusive excellence, and diversity in and outside the classroom from the purview of both faculty and students.”

November 3, 2015: Kimberley Tanner, Ph.D.

Dr. Kimberley Tanner serves as Professor of Biology Education and Director of SEPAL: The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory at San Francisco State University. Dr. Tanner is “interested in how people learn science, especially biology, and how teachers and scientists can collaborate to make science teaching and learning in classrooms – kindergarten through college – more like how scientists work.” This presentation and discussion is co-sponsored by the Helmsley Scholars Program and Faculty Teaching Initiatives at the CTL.

January 24, 2017: Elsa Núñez, Ph.D.

Dr. Elsa Núñez serves as President of Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic. Dr. Núñez is committed to providing access in higher education. This is “evidenced by data that shows Eastern has the highest percentage of minority faculty among all colleges and universities in Connecticut. This and other factors have enhanced the retention rates of underrepresented student populations” on-campus.

March 29 – 30, 2017: University of Michigan CRLT Players (pictured above)

The CRLT Players, as part of the CRLT Theatre Program at the University of Michigan, use a variety of performance modes and facilitation strategies “to develop and sustain a University culture that… creates learning environments in which diverse students and instructors can excel.” Using theatrical representations of a range of issues common in academic life, the performances spark dialogue among faculty, graduate students, and academic administrators, with particular emphasis on issues affecting institutional climate. These performances is co-sponsored by the Helmsley Scholars Program and Faculty Teaching Initiatives at the CTL as well as the Office of the Provost and the Title IX Coordinators at Yale.