The Center for Teaching Excellence invites you to attend our Fall Teaching Luncheon!

Monday, October 1st, 12-1:30pm
Law School Function Room

An Intersectional Model for 21st Century Excellence in Multicultural Teaching and Learning
Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Mathew Ouellett

How do we actively engage all students in their educational experiences and connect them to the “big” questions in our disciplines?

How do we address complex dialogues on issues that have personal, family and neighborhood, national, and global implications?

A focus on single markers of social identity formation can inadvertently lead some students to feel that the learning goals and activities at hand are irrelevant or too simplistic to address the questions and concerns most important in their lives. In this interactive session, we will explore concrete pedagogical strategies that build upon a more integrative and interdisciplinary understanding of today’s complex social relationships.

Can’t make the luncheon or just want to talk more about multicultural teaching and learning? Dr. Ouellett will be holding two informal discussions for Suffolk faculty and staff.  

Morning Session: Sustaining Dialogues on Hot Topics
10-11:30am, 73 Tremont Street, 12th Floor

This session will be framed as an interactive conversation in which we will focus on very practical strategies for staying engaged in those moments when we and / or our students could choose to engage or disengage with each other during a "hot moment" in class.

Afternoon Session: Continued Luncheon Topic Conversation
2-3:30pm, 73 Tremont Street, 12th Floor 

Mathew L. Ouellett
serves as the Associate Director of the newly expanded Center for Teaching and Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Ouellett is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Student Development at University of Massachusetts Amherst. For many years, he taught graduate courses on the implications of race and racism for social work practice in the United States at the Smith College School for Social Work. Most recently, he authored a chapter, “Inclusivity in the Classroom,” for The Chicago Handbook for Teachers: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom, Second Edition (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and edited a volume for New Directions in Teaching and Learning, An integrative Analysis Approach to Diversity in the College Classroom (Jossey-Bass, 2011). 


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