Whose Classroom?: The Generative Potential of Conflict in Higher Education

Workshop | February 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)

 Dr. Sarah Lappas, ACES Culture and Activism Fellow

 American Cultures, Academic Innovation Studio, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor, Center for Teaching and Learning

In this workshop, we’ll bring together faculty and students to imagine strategies that can move us beyond the paradigms of shutdown and escalation toward a more honest and thorough engagement with controversial material. Using conflict as a starting point for engagement rather than a disruption or even an end to conversation, we will imagine how classroom conflict might be used as an opportunity to foster deeper understanding, resilience, and intellectual rigor.