Teaching Roundtables

Following the positive response to last year’s Teaching Roundtables series, the CTE is again hosting a number of informal conversations on a range of teaching topics this academic year. Some fully remote, some in person, Teaching Roundtables typically begin with two BC faculty briefly sharing their thoughts about a particular teaching question, followed by open discussion with the group. Faculty and graduate student instructors are welcome to attend.

Spring 2022

Please check back for updates to the spring semester schedule:

Navigating Self-Disclosure in the Classroom

Wednesday, March 16, 2:00-3:00 (via Zoom)

Prior to COVID-19, many instructors brought intentionality and deep thought to self-disclosure in their classrooms, as whole bodies of literature from queer and disabled scholars on “coming out” in the classroom attest. Even instructors who didn’t think as deeply about self-disclosure still exercised some control over their teaching personae by curating what personal information they shared. But a year and a half of remote and hybrid teaching disrupted that norm for many, as everything from family configuration to health status was often disclosed by necessity or happenstance. As we reacquaint ourselves with the physical classroom, we have an opportunity to reconsider our approach to self-disclosure, its potential benefits and costs, in our current context. Join your colleagues to hear about how they think about self-disclosure in their teaching before sharing your own questions and experiences. The session will begin with brief reflections from Tara Casebolt (MCA&S Honors Program) and Stacy Grooters (CTE) and then shift to open discussion.

Register for Teaching Roundtable: Navigating Self-Disclosure in the Classroom

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The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its events and programs. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact centerforteaching@bc.edu.

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