From the First Teach-In (2014)

Join us in a hybrid format: (In-Person and Virtually) for the 9th Annual Teach-In 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Seidman College of Business, Pew Campus 

Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus


This is the ninth annual Teach-in, entitled Power, Privilege and Difficult Dialogues. The original idea of holding a Teach-in at GVSU in 2014 was motivated by a number of campus indicators about improving equity and inclusion on our campus. Early Teach-ins were so well-received that the University Academic Senate and Student Senate voted unanimously to sponsor this event on a yearly basis. Important supporting contributions to the GVSU Teach-in also come from the Divisions of Inclusion and Equity, Enrollment Development, Student Affairs, and the Provost's Office. 

The Teach-in is intended for the purpose of mutual education among students, faculty and staff of the GVSU community and intended to address topics related to inequality and systems of oppression, as well as social justice and liberation. The learning objectives of Power, Privilege, and Difficult Dialogues are to raise awareness, inform, create dialogue, and document suggestions for action.  

Please keep in mind that a teach-in is practical, participatory and action oriented. We especially encourage contributions with an intersectional framework (race, class, gender identity & expression, sexuality, religion, ability among other aspects of identity). Sessions must include students as co-creators and presenters of the content. We welcome collaborative faculty/student/staff/community sessions that involve educational frameworks for opening dialogues, workshops, and engaged pedagogies.

Requirements for the composition of the Session Presentation Teams are given on the Proposal Submission Link above.

On behalf of UAS (University Academic Senate) and the Student Senate,

Karen Gipson (PHY & IRIS), Faculty Lead for 2021 Teach-in
Autumn Mueller, Student Senate President

Program Sponsors

Division of Inclusion and Equity, Division of Student Affairs, and Office of the Provost