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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates | Fall 2021 Plans

Teaching & Assessment Symposium

March 23, 2021

The Teaching and Assessment Symposium is an annual event where we recognize and celebrate the work faculty and staff are doing to support student learning at UNC. The 2021 Symposium is sponsored by The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the UNC Assessment Council.

Registration is now closed. 


11:30 am - 1:15 pm: Lightning Talks by 2020 Assessment mini-grant recipients

1:30 - 2:15: Virtual Roundtable - Teaching After COVID

2:30 - 3:15:  “The Class Average Went Up by a Full Letter Grade”: How Participation in a Learning Community Improved My Teaching and Students' Learning

3:30 - 4:45: Keynote Address - Critical and Inclusive Pedagogy: Considerations for Racially-Just Teaching and Praxis

Full Session Details

2021 Keynote Address

Critical and Inclusive Pedagogy: Considerations for Racially-Just Teaching and Praxis

Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison

CETL and the Office of Equity and Inclusion are excited to welcome Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison to UNC for a discussion of critical and inclusive pedagogy. This keynote address aims to help faculty and academic leaders become critical and inclusive pedagogues, who create identity-affirming learning environments for racially and ethnically minoritized students.

Chayla Haynes Davison

Learn About Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison

Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration and past recipient of Texas A&M University’s Robert and Mavis Simmons Faculty Fellowship. She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Denver and also holds a M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Her research centers on critical and inclusive pedagogy with emphasis on college teaching and faculty development, Black women in higher education and critical race theory and intersectionality scholarship and methodologies. She is co-editor of Interrogating Whiteness and Relinquishing Power: White Faculty’s Commitment to Racial Consciousness in STEM Classrooms (Peter Lang) and Race Equity and the Learning Environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education (Stylus). Her scholarship also appears in the Review of Educational Research, Educational Researcher, the Journal of Higher Education, Teachers College Record, the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and the Journal of Negro Education. She is the junior scholar recipient of the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s (ASHE) Council for Ethnic Participation’s Mildred Garcia Award for Exemplary Scholarship. Additionally, the Comparative & International Education Society’s African Diaspora Special Interest Group (CIES ADSIG), an affiliate of the World Education Research Association (WERA), named Dr. Haynes Davison a 2020 Emerging Scholar. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean of the University of the West Indies. And prior to the professoriate, Dr. Haynes Davison served the higher education and student affairs profession for 15 years, as a former Director of Orientation and Family Programs and Services, Director of Student Affairs and Career Services, and Director of Student Activities.

Note: The keynote address will not be recorded.