CTL: Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom

September 14, 2017 Add to Calendar

4:15–5 p.m.


Off Campus
CMC, Roberts North 105


Psychologist Derald Wing Sue defines microaggressions as “brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership.” Examples of microaggressions in the classroom might include situations in which someone assumes that a person fits a stereotype based on their identity, asks a person to speak on behalf of their race, or ignores the contributions of a group of people during a discussion. In this workshop, we’ll discuss some ways to effectively deal with microaggressions so as to create a compassionate classroom environment that gives all students a voice and makes them feel included.

This workshop is suitable for all faculty and instructional staff who interact with students in a classroom setting. It is offered by The Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).