Spring 2022 Calendar

 

Center for Teaching Excellence

Systemic
Analysis

Community Conversations

Cultural Consciousness Conversations

Cabinet Associates Program

LMU Anti-Racism Workshop Series

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center Alliance

January

 

Capacity Building Workshop by the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Network: Creating a Transgender-Affirmative Campus
WED 1/19 Register here

 

 

Workshop 4
FRI 1/28
 

Meeting #5: Mock interviews
FRI 1/21
1:30-4:00pm 

 

National Day of Racial Healing - Story Circle

TUE 1/18
2:00-3:00pm 

 Campus Climate Survey for Students - January 31-February 25 (tentative)

February

 

Report Out Sessions 
TUE 2/1

Report Out Sessions 
TUE 2/15

 

 

 

Meeting #6
FRI 2/11

LAWS Workshop #1
WED 2/2

Community Building Circle #1
WED 2/16
3:00-5:00pm

TRHT Center Launch: Transforming through Dialogue
THU 2/24
12:00-1:30pm Regsiter here.

 

 

March

 

 

Report Out Sessions
TUE 3/8
 

Report Out Sessions
TUE 3/29

 

 

Workshop 5
FRI 3/25

Meeting #7
FRI 3/11

LAWS Workshop #2
WED 3/9

Community Building Circle #2
WED 3/16
3:00-5:00pm

LAWS Workshop #2
WED 3/30

 

 

April

 

 

 

Workshop 6
FRI 4/22

Meeting #8
FRI 4/8

Community Building Circle #3
WED 4/13
3:00-5:00pm

 

Program and Event Details

  • TILT Your Syllabus

    Focusing on relatively small modifications to course design, this workshop helps instructors reconfigure an entire course using the TILT (Transparency in Learning and Teaching) method. Workshop participants learn to revise a syllabus and develop a set of informal tools to check for student progress while empowering students to assess their own mastery of course materials.

    Scholarly resources and materials are provided.

    TILT Your Assignments

    Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) was created by Mary-Ann Winkelmes and Pat Hutchinson (UNLV) as a method that emphasizes how and why students learn course content.

    This workshop will introduce instructors to the TILT method through small but impactful interventions on assignment design. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to revise low-and high-stakes assignments that promote equity and student accountability for their own learning. 

    Universal Design for Learning Series: Part I - General Overview

    As part of its thematic pedagogy series, the CTE is offering a 6-part workshop on Universal Design for Learning.  This method creates equity and inclusion in the classroom through five design elements: goal setting, classroom orientation, learning assets, assessment, and reflection. 

    Participants commit to attending all 6 workshops to build their UDL toolkit. The series comes with a textbook, materials, and scholarly resources. Faculty will leave each workshop with an activity to incorporate in their classroom. 

    Please email teachers@lmu.edu to register for the workshop series. 

  • The point of the systemic analysis process is to consider how obstacles are “baked” into our systems and structures, presenting often-invisible barriers for fully addressing the needs of all our students, especially those who are minoritized and/or marginalized in our society. In doing so, we flip our perspective from asking “how do we change our students to better fit the requirements of our system?” to “how do we adapt our institutional structures and processes to be more equitable, responsive, and inclusive in meeting the needs of all our students?”  From this unit-level reflection, we can begin identifying the issues we need to act upon.  We then commit to specific actions and specify how we will know we are successful in our efforts. 

    Monthly Workshops:

    Classic Consultation Workshop

    Classic Consultation Workshops overview the eight steps of the Systemic Analysis process. These workshops are recommended for units who are beginning the process and others who are looking for specific consultation on particular steps. Contact the DEI office at dei@lmu.edu to schedule a workshop.

    Capacity Building / Community Building / DEI overview

    Capacity and Community Building workshops are recommended for all units (including student staff) who are interested in intercultural conversations, conceptual information on DEI issues, and restorative justice offerings.

    Faculty Workshop with CTE

    DEI is partnering with CTE in providing faculty workshops around anti-racism, equity, inclusion, and inputting systemic changes.

    Report Out Sessions

    In the Systemic Analysis Report Out Sessions, units who are in-progress will share their work and receive feedback from the community. All units are welcome to report or attend a workshop. It is a space for faculty and staff to respond to the process, discuss larger themes and takeaways, and provide feedback for one another. Those in attendance will benefit from reports for examples and methodology that will guide their own processes.

    Every other Tuesday

    • February 1, 2022
    • February 15, 2022
    • March 8, 2022
    • March 29, 2022
  • The LMU Anti-Racism Workshop Series is part of the larger university effort to create an institution that embodies LMU’s commitment to inclusive excellence and anti-racism.  To make the cultural shifts necessary to address the long history of structural racism in our society and in our educational systems, we must begin to ask ourselves at LMU to dig deep and do the hard work of facing our personal and institutional inequities.

    If you are interested in participating in the LMU Anti-Racism Workshop Series, please fill out an interest form here.

    Spring Schedule:

    LAWS Workshop #1
    WED 2/2
    3:00-5:00pm

    Community Building Circle
    WED 2/16
    3:00-5:00pm

    LAWS Workshop #2
    WED 3/9
    3:00-5:00pm

    Community Building Circle
    WED 3/16
    3:00-5:00pm

    LAWS Workshop #3
    WED 3/30
    3:00-5:00pm

    Community Building Circle
    WED 4/13
    3:00-5:00pm

  • Cultural Consciousness Conversations is a cohort of faculty, staff, and administrators from various divisions around campus, who get together once a month to share stories, learn from one another, examine societal norms and cultural differences, and deepen connections across all sectors of the LMU community. The aim of this project is to cultivate intergroup relations, including campus conversations and dialogues around difference. 

    2021-22 Schedule:

    • Welcome retreat: Sept. 25, 2021, 9:00am-5:00pm
    • 1st workshop: Oct. 22 (virtual), 2:00-5:00pm
    • 2nd workshop: Nov. 19 (virtual), 2:00-5:00pm
    • 3rd workshop: Dec. 17 (virtual), 2:00-5:00pm
    • 4th workshop: Jan. 28, 2:00-5:00pm
    • 5th workshop: Feb. 25, 2:00-5:00pm
    • 6th workshop: March 25, 2:00-5:00pm
    • Final workshop: April 22, 2:00-5:00pm
  • The Cabinet Associates program is dedicated to developing and sustaining a high quality of leadership that is central to Loyola Marymount University’s mission and goals.  This program combines mentoring and learning in a formal curriculum with a year-long placement with a member of the President’s Cabinet in any one of the major campus divisions (such as Academic Affairs, Athletics, Mission and Ministry, or University Advancement). Associates work on special projects and activities identified by senior leadership mentors, attend meetings and events, and participate in leadership development workshops and activities. Applicants who are interested to apply must be nominated by their Dean or Division Head.

  • The Campus Climate Surveys are administered every 3-5 years and ask students, staff and faculty about their perceptions of their experiences on campus. Data aid community members and administrators in understanding how the university supports its constituents through its policies and practices. Data also aid decision-makers in the task of improving the quality of the campus environment across all constituents.