Summer Workshop - 2021

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About the event 

The 2021 CITL Summer Workshop will bring Lehigh faculty together for presentations and conversations designed to help us prepare for teaching in Fall 2021. 

Workshop sessions will focus on the following sets of questions:

  • How are our students doing? How have recent events shaped their sense of belonging at Lehigh (in classrooms, in our disciplines, in our departments, on campus, etc.)? What are our students' needs and hopes for Fall 2021? What can we as instructors do to engage our students academically while also enhancing their sense of belonging, promoting inclusivity, and enacting anti-racism in our courses?
  • How should we as faculty prepare for in-person instruction in the fall? How will we make the most of being together with our students in physical classrooms, while still retaining the best new approaches we have learned in the past year?
  • What stays? What goes? Of the many new instructional technologies we adopted in recent semesters, which should we keep using and which should we stop using in Fall 2021? What have we learned about how best to use educational technologies to enhance teaching and learning? 

The workshop will be fully virtual, and is open to anyone at Lehigh in an instructional role.

2021 Summer Workshop Schedule

For each event you would like to attend, click 'register here.' Once you complete the registration, you will receive the associated Zoom links and be given the option to add the event to your calendar.

Tuesday, August 10th:  How Our Students are Doing and How Instructors can Help

 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Enhancing Students’ Sense of Belonging in our Classes -  This session will begin with a presentation of recent research on Lehigh students' sense of belonging in the classroom during 20-21, together observations about group differences in sense of belonging and qualitative data on things students said faculty did to foster / hinder belonging; how they struggled with connecting over technology; and how they were impacted by the loss of  spontaneous access to faculty and campus spaces.   Other presenters will share concrete tips for promoting inclusivity, sense of belonging, anti-racism, and community. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the presentations and share their own strategies for the falls. 

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View slides "Incorporating inclusion through course materials" (J. Woodson)

Inclusive Teaching Advice


Reflections from Lehigh Students - A discussion with a panel of Lehigh students, who will draw on their experiences--both as learners and as TRAC writing fellows helping other students--to offer further insight into Lehigh students’ hopes for teaching and learning in the coming academic year.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share perspectives.

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Wednesday, August 11th: Returning to On-Campus Teaching

 10:00AM - Noon

Building on What We’ve Learned to Make the Most of In-person Teaching: After a facilitated discussion of what’s on our minds as we prepare to return to the classroom this fall, Greg Reihman (CITL Director and Vice Provost, LTS) will offer recommendations for (a) making the most of the face-to-face time we will have with students in our classrooms this fall and (b) applying lessons learned in the past year about teaching and learning.  Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their plans for fall 2021 with faculty colleagues and CITL staff. 

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Thursday, August 12th: What We’ve Learned About Instructional Technology and Design


 What stays? What goes?  Building on the previous two days of discussions, this session will draw on the experiences and experiments of Lehigh faculty and CITL Instructional Technology Consultants to offer concrete tips on deciding which new instructional technologies to keep using in Fall '21, together with advice on updated best practices.

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 Universal Design for Learning: In this final session, participants will learn key steps they can take to make their courses, classrooms, and Course Sites more accessible for all learners.

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