Weather Closure

University of Alaska Anchorage campus will be closed September 24, 2021 beginning at 6:40 AM, due to weather. Students and employees should check their email for more information. The university will remain closed for the weekend and reopen on Monday morning.

The Alaska Airlines Center will be open Saturday, September 25, for the home volleyball match that afternoon.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Who We Are

Ground Rules

Faculty Intensive, Day One

Tales from the Trenches

Technique: Tales from the Trenches

Academic Freedom

Essay - Academic Freedom: A Basic Guide (James Liszka)

Case Study - Language

Case Study - Art

Case Study - Politics

Establishing Discussion Rules

Establishing Discussion Rules

Technique - Code of Conduct

Essay - Creating Classroom Norms (Sharon Araji)

At Stake: Faculty Performance

Essay - Contrapower Harrassment on Campus: Incidence, Consequences, Implications (Claudia Lampman)

Safety

Technique - Basic Self Defense

Technique - Situationally Appropriate Response

Essay - Recognizing and Responding to Disruptive Students (Bruce Schultz)

Pausing for Reflection

Pausing for Reflection

Technique - Silence

Technique - Quick Writing

Balancing Safety and Risk

Essay - What Instructors Can Do to Safely Facilitate Controversial Discussion (Bettina Kipp)

Difficult Dialogue - Meeting Learner Expectations

Technique - Critical Incident Questionnaire

Difficult Dialogue Meeting Learner Expectations

Start Talking - Questions for Discussion

Start Talking - Questions for Discussion

Rhetoric, Debate

Faculty Development, Day Two

Faculty Intensive, Day Two

Speaking the Language

Speaking the Language

Rhetorical Questions

Exercise - Question Yourself

Technique - Questions and Categories

Essay - Rhetoric and the Method of Democracy (Kerri Morris)

Rhetorical Purposes

Essay - Approaching Argument: Different Voices, Different Perspectives (Marilyn Barry)

Technique - Five Ways to Look at It

Debate

Essay - Debate as a Pedagogical Tool (Steven Johnson)

Technique - Classroom Debate

Sample Assignment - Public Policy debate

Essay - The Power to Choose (Bogdan Hoanca)

Combining Elements - The Justice Talking Format

Technique - Radio Program

Essay: Composing Controversy - Moving from Dialogue to Debate with a Justice Talking Radio Program

Case Study - Science Today (Jacqueline Cason)

Case Study - Grammatical Correctness: Die-Hard Standards v. Bleeding Heart Revisionists (Kerri Morri

Difficult Dialogue

Difficult Dialogue - Majorities and Minorities

Start Talking

Start Talking - Questions for Discussion

Race, Class, Culture

Faculty Development, Day Three

Speaking the Language, Day Three

Identity

Technique - Identity Groups

Privilege

Essay - White Privilege (Libby Roderick)

Technique - Encircled Circle

Culture

Essay - Using The Tortilla Curtain to Teach About Privilege (Nelta Edwards)

Sample Discussion of The Tortilla Curtain (Betty Buchan)

Technique - Using a Book to Explore Cultural Difference

Circle of Objects

Technique - Circle of Objects

Essay - Encouraging Cultural and Socioeconomic Sensitivity (Maureen Austin)

Essay - Using the Circle of Objects to Teach about Place (Paul Ongtooguk)

Essay - Coming to Terms with the Circle of Objects: Resistance and Transformation (Tracey Burke)

Voicing Minority Views

Technique - Hatful of Quotes

Exercise - Quotes from our Hat

Essay - Using Quotes to Affirm and Challenge: Effective Teaching Strategy and Discussion Builder (De

The Five Minute Rule

Technique - Five Minute Rule

Exercise - Believe This (Niqsaq and Napaaqtuq)

Essay - The Five Minute Rule (Kerri Morris)

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Essay - Culturally Responsive Teaching (Libby Roderick)

Difficult Dialogue - Fitting Everything In

Difficult Dialogue - Fitting Everything In

Start Talking - Questions For Discussion, Day Three

Start Talking - Questions For Discussion, Day Three

Science, Religion

Faculty Development, Day Four

Faculty Intensive, Day 4

Starting the Conversation, Day Four

Starting the Conversation, Day Four

Technique - Role Playing

Technique - Using a Book to Explore Religion and Politics

Essay - Using The Handmaid’s Tale in a Social Science Seminar on Gender (Claudia Lampman)

Essay - Responding to a Class Crisis (Joy Mapaye)

Technique: Cocktail Party

Staying in the Conversation

Essay - Theological Arguments for Staying in the Conversation (Greg Kimura)

Framing the Conversation

Technique - Panel Discussion and Dialogue

Essay - An Evolutionary Tale Transforming an Attitude (Leslie Cornick)

Essay - Laying the Groundwork for an Appreciation of Science (Travis Rector)

Technique - Class Research Project

Essay - Owning up to the Discipline An Approach to Dealing with Religion and Politics in the Literat

Technique - Reframing the Discussion

Difficult Dialogue - Native Ways of Knowing

Difficult Dialogue - Native Ways of Knowing

Start Talking - Questions for Discussion, Day Four

Start Talking - Questions for Discussion, Day Four

Business, Politics, Social Justice

Faculty Intensive, Days 5-365

Faculty Intensive, Days 5-365

Business

Dialogue - Using Film to Spark a Community Discussion: Lessons Learned (Bogdan Hoanca and Tracy Stew

Technique - Film

Essay - Emerging Controversies in Business and Technology (Bogdan Hoanca)

Politics

Letter to the Editor, Northern Light (John Roberson III)

Editorial Response (Aaron Burkhart)

Faculty Response - Free Speech, Academic Responsibility, and Politics in the Classroom (Daniel Kline

Essay: Fostering Understanding through Faculty/Student Dialogue (Patricia Jenkins)

Technique: Student/Faculty Forum

Essay - You are Free to Reject My Advice (Paola Banchero)

Essay - Making our Classrooms Safe for Ideas (Patricia Jenkins)

Social Justice

Technique - Shared Writing

Essay - A Grain of Sand in Alaska (Virginia Juettner and Diane Erickson)

Essay - Controversies in Criminal Justice (Ronald Everett and Sharon Chamard)

Speaking the Language, Day 5

Speaking the Language, Day 5

Difficult Dialogue - Learning from Experience

Difficult Dialogue - Learning from Experience

Start Talking Day 5 - Questions For Discussion

Start Talking Day 5 - Questions For Discussion

Faculty Intensive - Outcomes

Faculty Intensive - Outcomes

The Faculty Intensive Model

Primary Objective - Faculty Development (Claudia Lampman)

Changing the Way We Teach

Essay - APU’s Fab Five: Collaboration, Community, Change (Tracy Stewart and Maureen Austin)

Essay - The Confidence to Have Difficult Dialogues (Nelta Edwards)

Technique - Talking Circle

Essay - Hey - It Works! Now How Do I Stop It? (Deborah Periman)

Student Outcomes

Secondary Objective - Student Outcomes (Claudia Lampman)

Essay - Transforming Students (Leslie Cornick)

Technique - Reflective Writing (Journals)

Overall Outcomes

Overall Outcomes

Start Talking Outcomes - Questions For Discussion

Start Talking Outcomes - Questions For Discussion

Keep Talking

Faculty Intensive - The One We Didn't Choose

Faculty Intensive - The One We Didn’t Choose

Integration of Academic and Alaska Native Cultures

Technique - Modular Debate

Alaska's Native Peoples - A Call To Understanding

Alaska’s Native Peoples - A Call To Understanding

Lessons Learned/New Beginnings

Lessons Learned/New Beginnings

Epilogue

Epilogue

References

List of Contributors

List of Techniques