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Workshops, Conversations & Conferences

2020-21 Theme: Committing to Equity-Minded Pedagogy

Due to COVID-19: All programming will be remote, via Zoom, until further notice.


Fall 2020: Theory & Learning

• September 15, 2020, at 12 PM: An Opening 'Talk to Teachers' with Prof. Tokeya Graham [English/Philosophy]
• October 23, 2020, at 12 PM: What, Exactly, Is Equity, and What Does 'Equity-Mindedness' Mean? (facilitated by Christina Lee [Global Education & International Services])
• November 10, 2020, at 12 PM: Education Myths that Prevent Equity (facilitated by Prof. Natasha Christensen [Sociology])

Spring 2021: In Practice

• February 24, 2021, at 12 PM: Inclusive/Universal design
• March 24, 2021, at 12 PM: Syllabi Without Walls
• April 26, 2021, at 12 PM: TBA

Specific details for each will be announced in the Trib, along with the meeting links


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

While COVID-19 means we must change the format, and we will miss gathering together at the Downtown Campus as in past years, our commitment to providing you practical, evidence-based educational development has not wavered. In fact, it may be stronger than ever, as this pandemic requires us to look at all aspects of what we do through different lenses.

We are calling this year's Institute Small Teaching for Equity-Minded Educators, connecting key concepts within James Lang's book (Small Teaching) to the urgency of substantive, equity-focused pedagogy and curriculum.

The Winter Teaching Institute's "home" this year is in Blackboard, within the TCC's Bb page. There you will find Institute materials, on-demand resources, and entry points for the Zoom sessions. Registration is required by Jan. 6, 2021.

Winter Teaching Institute Registration 
Live Zoom Sessions

10:15 – 11:15

  • Presentation 1 – Small Teaching Strategies for a Big Online Impact
  • Presentation 2 – Motivation: Building an Equitable Learning Community

11:30 – 12:30

  • Presentation 3 – The Little Things: Building Connections Remotely
  • Presentation 4 - Taking an Asset-Based Approach in Advisement and the Classroom
  • Presentation 5 - Diversity in STEM: Using Scientist Spotlights to Foster Inclusion and Enthusiasm

Afternoon Open House

Learn about services and initiatives at MCC (RSVP appreciated, but drop ins welcome)

  • 1:00 – 2pm: High-Impact Practice (HIP) Course Designations at MCC:

    • Information Session (1:00 – 1:30pm) and Q and A (1:30 – 2:00pm)

  • 1:00 – 1:30pm: Check Us Out: Remote Teaching with the MCC Libraries
  • 2:00 – 2:30pm – Resources for Your Students (Panel)
  • 3:00 – 3:30pm:Q & A with the Virtual Campus Team


A showcase of the year-long inquiry projects undertaken by faculty and staff. Projects focus on some aspect of equity (or existing inequities) within disciplines, programs, policies, etc.

More details forthcoming.