In April 2014, the WGSS program partnered with the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research (CATLR) to conduct a half-day workshop on teaching interdisciplinary gender studies. Envisioning this the first of series, we were gratified at the enormous interest and ended up having an extremely productive day with 16 participants. The participants came from a variety of departments (e.g. Law, Sociology, Communication, English) and represented the full range from Assistant to Full Professors.
The goal of this workshop was twofold: to empower existing affiliated faculty to teach core WGSS courses and to develop some clear parameters for teaching the course (e.g. what should be covered, what students should achieve, etc.). We engaged three parallel discussions to achieve this goal:
All participants prepared for the workshop by reviewing sample course syllabi (primarily for introduction to WGSS courses) sent to them in advance and by thinking through the following exploratory questions:
For further information or to get involved in future workshops, please contact our Director, Prof. Suzanna Walters.