Teaching The Politics of Identity in the Age of Trump

This year’s Teaching and Learning Panel will focus on the politics of identity in the age of Trump.  Specifically, how will professors cover the 2016 election, and the aftermath of the politics of identity in their classroom in the years to come? Did focusing on identity politics hinder Hillary Clinton’s campaign? Did the Democrats over-estimate the strength of the politics of identity? How did Trump use identity? Did the alt-right, white nationalism, and supremacy play a part in the election and will they have a lasting effect?  How do (should) we approach these controversial topics in the classroom?

To be accepted for the teaching and learning session, we ask that you submit a proposal, with title, that works the theme into your presentation. This year, we really want to have substantive sessions on the theme in question. We ask that you prepare an overview of the teaching activity, with some supporting literature, to be shared with the group, and potentially posted on-line.

We have a peer-edited teaching and learning consortium/newsletter/outlet which is on the website. If you wish for your presentation to be reviewed for this, following the conference, forward a short essay focusing on the project you presented to calbert@augusta.edu . Submissions should include an overview of the teaching method, and a short, supporting literature review. These should be less than ten pages in length and will be due December 31, 2017. Please note, you do not need this for participating in the panel, and not all need to submit; only those wanting to share their work in our online teaching and learning consortium, where we can all see, replicate, adjust, and use each other’s teaching pedagogies!

See here for Issue 1.

Additionally, the teaching and learning committee is proud to announce it is keeping with the tradition of the GATE and GASOTL teaching awards! The GATE Award is given for innovation in teaching based on a presentation at this teaching and learning session. The recipient of the GASOTL Award is selected by committee and based on application criteria. More information on awards are below.

Please send teaching and learning session proposal ideas to this year’s Program Chair and Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Dr. Craig Albert, at calbert@augusta.edu.

Please include Teaching and Learning Panel in the subject line.

Please e-mail your conference proposal by Sept., 1, 2017 to calbert@augusta.edu