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Faculty and Staff Workshops on Campus Civility

March 22, 2018 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Recent years have ushered in what seems to be a decrease in civility in the United States, and academic spaces are not immune from this change. While it can be easy to place blame on cultural changes, as campuses experience generational shifts among students, faculty need to take ownership for the roles we play. While we are experts through extensive academic training in our disciplines, we might not be prepared to approach classrooms, and the students who occupy them with us, with civility and compassion. Faculty and students bring all of ourselves into the classrooms, so we have to be prepared to engage in crucial conversations. This can begin by recognizing and acknowledging the presence and impact of microaggressions, and that intent does not dictate impact.

Dr. Brian Bourke will help guide FIT faculty to recognize their roles and responsibilities in approaching civility in the classroom and will help faculty develop skills in facilitating crucial conversations, with the aim of enhancing civility and embracing compassion in their classes.

Two sessions will be held: March 22, 9–10 am and 5–6 pm.

This event is cosponosred by the FIT Faculty Senate and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

RSVP to [email protected].

This event is for FIT faculty and staff only. 


March 22, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Feldman Center, Room C205
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States


Robin Litwinsky