Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning Discussion: Building Community and Trust


Faculty, Staff

Event Time 

Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location of Event: 

Teaching and Learning Discussion: Building Community and Trust

Event Description 

Research shows that instructor and student relationships are vitally important to student wellbeing and can have a positive effect on students long after they graduate. However, there can be a disconnect between our deep commitment to students and their perception of care, especially for minoritized and first-generation, low-income students. How do we build meaningful relationships with our students and also foster a supportive and collaborative learning environment among our students? This lunchtime discussion will support instructors in thinking about ways that we can develop trust and build community in the classroom. Our conversation will begin with insights from Noelia Sánchez-Walker, Lector in Spanish and Portuguese, and Erik Harms, Professor of Anthropology & Southeast Asia Studies. They will share their own thoughts and pedagogical practices and then invite others into the conversation. Participants are encouraged to come ready to contribute their own questions, challenges, and variations on practices related to community building. A boxed lunch will be provided that participants can eat during the session or take away–whatever feels most comfortable. We are committed to hosting inclusive and accessible events that allow all participants to fully engage. Please contact us at faculty.teaching@yale.edu if there are ways we can support accommodations, be aware of any dietary restrictions, or for questions about inclusion.. . — Event Details: https://yaleconnect.yale.edu/rsvp?id=2158899