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Confronting Racism in the Margins √ § Ͼ

Inclusive Writing across the Disciplines



Date & Time

February 10, 2022, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


Please join us to discuss the short reading “Racism in the Margins” by Gabriel Morrison and Kathleen Tonry. The text highlights the prevalence of implicit racism in instructors’ feedback on students’ writing assignments across the disciplines. During our session together, we’ll grapple with ideas for taking antiracist action at UMBC to support our faculty in “advocating for writerly agency” of students. In turn, we will work toward our institution’s commitment to inclusive excellence. All teaching faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. As the reading notes, “racism in the margins” demands action within writing-intensive courses across the disciplines and is not restricted to Writing Centers or general composition-courses. Registrants may also wish to scan a few resources highlighted within the reading:
This session is co-sponsored by the FDC, the Writing Center, and the Writing Board.

Please click “Going Virtually” below to reserve your seat for this session, and we will send you a Google calendar invitation with a WebEx link one hour before the session. If you register less than an hour before the session, you will receive the WebEx link when you register. Please email fdc@umbc.edu if you have any questions. If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, please kindly release your spot so that others may attend.

√ Counts toward the ALIT Certificate
§ Counts toward the INNOVATE Certificate
Ͼ CIRTL graduate students are invited to attend

Part of The Diverse Classroom Series
Launched in February 2017!

Sessions in this series are designed to help you capture UMBC’s strengths in diversity to create vibrant learning environments--environments that effectively challenge and support every student. During interactive sessions, faculty and staff colleagues will help you address challenges and explore key questions, for example,
  • How can you learn about your classroom audience to better connect with your students and reflect on their learning needs?
  • How can you make your classroom more hospitable for all learners?
  • How can you handle sensitive discussions in your classroom?
  • How can you ensure that students from different academic and social backgrounds and with different physical and cognitive abilities experience classrooms where they are welcomed, challenged, and supported?
All faculty are welcome to attend, especially those who...
  • aspire to make their classrooms more inclusive of our diverse student population.
For additional resources, see https://calt.umbc.edu/teaching/the-diverse-classroom/.

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