Pedagogy Circles for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Pedagogy Circles are open to faculty, administrators, staff, and students at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges. They are facilitated by TLI Student Consultants, aim to support cross-constituency dialogue, and offer a space for members of the community to explore how they are acting on and working toward anti-racism, diversity, inclusivity, and equity within and beyond classrooms.

The Pedagogy Circles replace the Open Pedagogy Conversations, which were started in the fall of 2014 at the request of a faculty member. As the name suggests, these were open discussions of any pedagogical issues that faculty and staff members wished to explore together. We discussed faculty-proposed topics such as: question-framing and discussion facilitation; developing effective assignments; organizing effective presentations that are useful not only for the presenter but for the entire class; communicating about and using office hours; and more.

inCirle painting by Lauren Lattimore, Bryn Mawr College Class of 2021