Fall Academic Workshop 2023

The Fall Academic Workshop  (FAW) will take place Wednesday, August 16. 

Fall Academic Workshop Agenda (click here for a printable version)

Can’t be there in person? CLICK HERE to livestream the morning session taking place in Schrott.

  • 9:30 – 10 AM – 46th Street tentLight refreshments and social time
  • 10 AM – 11:30 AM – Schrott Center AuditoriumPresident Danko’s welcome and Provost Barnett’s remarksKeynote speaker: Dr. Bryan Dewsbury: “Beyond Inclusion – Education for Civic Engagement and Democratic Participation”*After remarks, please enjoy mingling with colleagues and an informational poster session in the lobby.
  • 11:30 AM – 1 PM – Lunch at The Marketplace, Atherton UnionLunch vouchers will be distributed as you depart the morning session and at the doors to the Marketplace.
  • 1 – 2:15 PM – Reilly Room, Atherton UnionWorkshop 1 with Dr. Bryan Dewsbury – “The Human Classroom – Strategies for Engaging the Whole Student in the Classroom and Beyond”*
  • 2:30 – 3:45 PM – Reilly Room, Atherton UnionWorkshop 2 with Dr. Bryan Dewsbury – “A Different Mirror: The Questions to Ask When Evaluating Your Own Inclusive Teaching”*
  • 3:45 – 5 PM – 46th Street tentReception

inclusion advocate logo

*Each of these sessions fulfills one of the certification requirements for the Inclusion Advocate Program.

More about the 2023 keynote speaker: Dr. Bryan Dewsberry

Dr. Bryan Dewsbury headshot

Bryan Dewsbury is an Associate Professor of Biology at Florida International University where he also is an Associate Director of the STEM Transformation Institute. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, and his Masters and PhD in Biology from Florida International University in Miami, FL. He is the Principal Investigator of the Science Education And Society (SEAS) program, where his team conducts research on the social context of education. He is a Fellow of the John N. Gardner Institute and Director at the RIOS (Racially-Just Inclusive Open Science) institute. He conducts faculty development and support for institutions interested in transforming their educational practices pertaining to creating inclusive environments and in this regard has worked with over 100 institutions across North America, United Kingdom and West Africa. He is a co-author on the upcoming book ‘Norton’s Guide to Inclusive Teaching’ and author of the upcoming book ‘What then shall I teach? – Rethinking equity in higher education’. He is the creator of the HHMI Biointeractive produced MOOC called Inclusive Teaching which will be launched on August 15th. He is the founder of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Deep Teaching Residency, a national workshop aimed at supporting faculty in transforming their classroom to more meaningfully incorporate inclusive practices. Bryan is originally from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and proudly still calls the twin island republic home.