Equitable Teaching Practices: Responding to Microaggressions

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


This session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation. To attend the presentation you'll need to come to the on-site location.

Hollings Library Program Room
Thomas Cooper Library
1322 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208


The Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to partner with the Office of On Your Time Initiatives to offer a professional development session for faculty and graduate teaching assistants/graduate instructional assistants (GTAs/GIAs) in STEM fields and other academic disciplines.

The session will begin with a brief overview of equitable teaching practices in STEM and how they relate to instructor responses to microaggressions. The majority of the time will be spent in small group discussions to devise responses to a variety of scenarios. The session will conclude with summarizing positive steps instructors can take to create more welcoming spaces for all students.

BYO (Bring Your Own) Lunch

This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in
Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.



Wendy Smith
Research Professor
Department of Mathematics
Director, Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Wendy Smith is the Director for the Center for Science, Mathematics, and Computer Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Research Professor in the Department of Mathematics. Smith’s research interests span PK-20 mathematics, science, and computer science education, and focus on improving equitable teaching and learning through institutional change, active learning, leadership, professional development, professional networks, action research, and networked improvement communities. Smith has led mixed methodology and qualitative research studies of all sizes, including as one of the collaborative principle investigators for the Student Engagement in Mathematics through an Institutional Network for Active Learning (SEMINAL), for which the University of South Carolina was a Phase 3 participant.