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RCR Forum: Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Francisco Ramos, PhD
Manager of Program Assessment, Duke Graduate School

Diversity and inclusion are central to the educational mission of The Graduate School at Duke University. Given the importance of research to the improvement of teaching practices, this forum will introduce graduate students to pedagogical techniques that speak directly to the diversity of learners in the university classroom. Diversity, in this context, is an umbrella term used to describe the intersection of various social and cultural axes, which may include, but is certainly not limited to: race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, national and religious affiliation, ability, age, and linguistic and cultural difference.

There are three learning objectives around which this forum is structured. As a result of this forum, participants will be able to:

1.    Understand and appreciate the unique challenges of teaching in a diverse classroom.
2.    Acquire skills necessary to engage diversity and inclusion in the classroom.
3.    Appreciate the interrelationship between the practice of teaching and research.
Although this forum will not provide a mastery of pedagogical knowledge or skill, it will introduce essential concepts and methods that offer students the opportunity to hone and apply their newly acquired expertise.
Participation in this forum earns 2 RCR credits. Please note that you will not receive credit in you arrive more than 15 minutes late or leave prior to the forum’s conclusion. If you have not been to this location before, please plan enough time to find the room. There is a map available below.


French Family Science Center 2231

Event Category

  • Professional Development