Liam's Legacy Inclusive Teaching Symposium: Friday, October 22nd

October 18, 2021

Presented by Serve-Learn-Sustain and the Center for Teaching and Learning, in partnership with School of History and Sociology (through a grant from the Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund in support of the Conference on Human Rights, Changes and Challenges).

Faculty are invited to join Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for the Liam's Legacy Inclusive Teaching Symposium.  As educators, we all share in the responsibility to create inclusive learning environments.  Even if the content we teach doesn't directly address issues of social identity, the impacts of historical and current exclusion of and violence against BIPOC communities are felt in all corners of the academy.  We all recognize the urgency and the enormity of the problem, yet many of us feel unsure of what actions we can take as educators to make higher education more just.

SLS and CTL bring you a day long symposium seeking to equip anyone who teaches with strategies and resources to create belonging and inclusivity in their classrooms - of any size, disciplinary focus, and model!  Topics will include:

  • Best practices....from small and simple to big and ambitious
  • Student perspectives on creating a welcoming classroom
  • Community-engage and culturally-sensitive teaching
  • Caring in the classroom: supporting the students' wellbeing

At the end of the day, every participant will be invited to apply for a course development grant from Serve-Learn-Sustain, earmarked especially for symposium attendees.

The symposium will be offered virtually (no limit on attendees) and in-person (20 attendee limit).


About Liam Rattray & Liam's Legacy:

The Liam's Legacy Symposium honors the memory of Liam Rattray, an outstanding and socially-committed Georgia Tech Honors Program student who was tragically killed by a drunk driver just a few weeks after his graduation, in 2011.  We mourn his death, but we also celebrate his life in this annual event that carries his name and draws upon his legacy of engagement and activism.