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Mutual Expectations: Respecting Free Speech in the Classroom

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Russell House University Union Ballroom


Details

We invite faculty, staff, and students to join us for a interesting discussion on how to have open and mutually respected conversations in the classroom. In this workshop, students, faculty and staff will explore expectations on classroom discussion, especially when the topic may be one where there are many opposing viewpoints. We hope to help find common ground on how we converse and engage with one another respectfully. We value your opinion, and hope that you’ll join this lively discussion with facilitators and participants. We’ll have a free lunch for everyone!


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Facilitator


August (Augie) Grant
Director
Center for Teaching Excellence

Augie Grant has been teaching at the university level since 1983. Grant earned his Ph.D. at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, and has spent the past three decades teaching, consulting, and researching emerging communication technologies and their application to business, education, and social institutions. Grant is best known as editor of Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, which he created in 1992. In addition to exploring new communication technologies, Grant's research explores media audience behavior, convergent journalism, radio and television broadcasting, and applications of network analysis to the study of media organizations and audiences. Grant is past chair of the University of South Carolina Faculty Senate and is past president of the Broadcast Education Association.



Kimberly Dressler
Coordinator of the Sophomore Initiative

Student Success Center

Kimberly Dressler has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications, and a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. In the Student Success Center, Kimberly works with The Sophomore Initiative, as well as the management of all Domestic Study Away programs and faculty student interaction programs. Kimberly also teaches University 101 and serves on numerous campus committees that focus on increasing student success and retention. Kimberly has presented at many conferences on the topics of the first-year experience, living-learning communities, sustainability in the co-curriculum, the sophomore-year experience, peer leadership and cross-campus partnerships.



 

 





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