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Navigating Political Differences in an Age of Polarization

Professor Rachel Paine Caufield will be leading a session on “Navigating Political Differences in an Age of Polarization” on Monday, October 19 at 3:30.

As we approach the election, political differences come to the forefront, and many students feel anxiety about what is happening, and some fear to express these views.  This session will develop your ability to help your students and you navigate these differences.  

Please note that this is likely to be important not only in classes where political differences are clearly related to the topics being discussed in class.  Rather, these issues can arise in classes that seem outside of the realm of politics in sometimes surprising ways.  We live in a culture where our choices in music and movies is often seen as political.  Attitudes toward how to respond to Covid have become political.  Brief conversations before and after class can unexpectedly revolve around these issues. The goal of this workshop is to provide help with how to create an atmosphere where students of all political perspectives feel comfortable expressing themselves, no matter what the topic is.  We believe, therefore, that this workshop will be of interest to faculty and staff across the University.


Dial-In Information

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Monday, October 19 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures/Presentations, Faculty/Staff Development, Political


Faculty & Staff


Faculty/Staff Development, Other


faculty/staff development



Provost's Office
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Sandra Harris

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