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EVENT!- Teaching All Learners in Higher Education

The Faculty Working Group on Disability

Teaching All Learners in Higher Education

By Marilyn Bisberg
Fordham University, Graduate School of Education

Wednesday March 1st, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Information: The seminar will be in RH (Hughes Hall 212) and in LC (Lowenstein 708) linked by videoconference. Space is limited. Refreshments will be served. The speaker will be in RH. Feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested.

Please RSVP by Wednesday February 22nd at this link and contact us for any disability access or accommodation question at .


Abstract: We want to make sure that each student in our class learns. It take some planning on our part to teach our diverse learners. This seminar will take a look at ideas, strategies and requirements that work… and some that don’t work.

Speaker: Marilyn Bisberg is Associate Professor at the Fordham Graduate School of Education. Her teaching interests and expertise are in the areas of behavior management strategies, emotional development of young children, attachment and separation, underserved children/families and assessment.

This is part of the Fordham University Seminar on Disability Research across Disciplines, a seminar series organized by the Faculty Working Group on Disability and funded by the Provost Office.

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“Words Matter” Graduate Conference Call for Proposals!

Words Matter: Politics, Rhetoric, and Social Justice
Indiana University Bloomington
March 24-25, 2017

Submission Deadline: December 16, 2016 


Indiana University Bloomington is issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for the 15th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled “Words Matter: Politics, Rhetoric, and Social Justice.”

Hosted by the English Department, this conference aims to interrogate politics, rhetoric, and social justice in moments of national and international upheaval. They aim to address these terms individually, but also their entanglements across historical moments and geographical locations.


What are the modern and pre-modern histories of these terms? How do literary and visual texts engage questions of politics, rhetoric, and social justice? What are the physical and material manifestations of these concepts? How do genre, discipline, and methodology impact the representation and study of these topics? What roles do both written and spoken words have in politics? Who/what has a voice and who/what is silenced socially and politically? How is rhetoric informed by politics, and what are the implications of their entanglements? What do we mean by “social justice” and how has this term been shaped historically? How do digital and virtual cultures intersect with social justice, and how have those cultures changed our perceptions of political movement and rhetorical engagement?

They invite submissions from all disciplines addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Black Lives Matter, critical race studies, (anti-)colonial and postcolonial literature;
  • materialisms, phenomenology, object oriented ontology;
  • testimony, witnessing, civic duty;
  • anatomy, bodies of texts (corpora), the blazoned body;
  • language(s), translations, textuality, signification, vernacular/discourse studies;
  • advertising, memes, slander, mudslinging, rumors, gossip, virality, trolling, verbal abuse;
  • articulations of remembrance, monuments, postmemory han, therapy writing, memoirs, trauma study;
  • tattoos, body art, graffiti, banners;
  • protest literature, pamphlets, broadsides, community activism, grassroots politics;
  • reproductive rights, gender and sexuality studies;
  • legality, legislation, legal personhood, “the letter of the law,” sovereignty;
  • writing as activism, digital activism, Twitter, journalism, letter-writing campaigns, epistolary cultures;
  • communication studies, composition studies, pedagogy;
  • lyrics, music/sound studies, poetry;
  • global citizens, peace studies, area studies, nationhood;
  • vocality, muteness, silence, censorship, animal advocacy, post-humanism;
  • storytelling, myths, typology, “a people’s history;”
  • close/distant readings, scales of reading, big data, text mining;
  • structuralism, poetics, aesthetics, formalism, figurative language;
  • sacred words, religion, naming

They invite proposals for individual scholarly papers, creative works, and panels organized by topic. Please submit (both as an attachment and in the body of the email) an abstract of no more than 250 words along with the following personal details: name, institutional affiliation, degree level, email, and phone number.

Email submissions to


This conference is generously supported by the IU Bloomington Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and Cultural Studies Program.

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Upcoming Event! Understanding and Handling Inclusive Teaching


Wednesday, November 2, 2016   |   Lincoln Center, McMahon Hall, Room 206   |   1:30 – 2:30 p.m.


Interested in developing your pedagogy skills?

As campus and national events play out in the news, it is more important than ever to engage in discussion of diversity in our community. Join us for a presentation and discussion on diversity and pedagogy at Fordham.

While the classroom can be a space for open, respectful discussion of sensitive or controversial topics – such as those related to identity and inequality, religious beliefs, or political ideologies – facilitating such discussions can be a challenging prospect.

 What is Inclusive Teaching?

 Inclusive teaching and learning refers to modes of teaching and learning that are designed to actively engage, include, and challenge all students. The practice of inclusive teaching can help instructors broaden and expand their understanding of their own disciplines and of what they hope to accomplish in teaching and in research.

Learn how to:

  • Include Diverse Content, Materials, and Ideas in the Classroom
  • Create an Inclusive Environment
  • Encourage a Growth Mindset
  • Strive for Equality of Access to Instruction and Assistance
  • Use Feedback to Refine and Improve your Methods

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