This page responds to ongoing conversations how to support students and to address tensions that arise in the classroom in response to the election. Please feel contact Naomi or Angela by email or through this contact form if you have any additional links, strategies, or classroom free-write ideas to add to this collaborative list. We will be checking for updates frequently and will incorporate them below.
Student Support Resources
- The Multicultural Student Center is providing space for structured reflection about the election, unstructured space for community and connection, and UHS drop-in counseling resources. The MSC’s twitter feed has up-to-date information on post-election discussion spaces for students and instructors. THE MSC also hosts“Let’s Talk,” Mondays, 11-2. Drop-in Counseling, Tuesdays, 12-2.
- Campus Climate: Discussions on Diversity and Inclusion.
- Reporting Incidences of Hate and Bias: a confidential page for reporting incidents and seeking support resources
- SAFEwalk, 608- 262-5000. SAFEwalk is a service that runs from 7 or 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., dispatching UWPDtrained escorts to meet students at their location and make sure they get home safely.
- LGBT Campus Center. Red Gym, Room 123, 608.265.3344 Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm and by appointment.
- Campus Women’s Center, 333 E Campus Mall #4416, Mondays 1-5.
- BadgerSPILL is an anonymous peer-based support system online made up of and for UW-Madison students.
- Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan Mecha (MEChA) Madison, 608-263-4830 (open to graduate students as well as undergraduate students)
- Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
- The Trevor Project (LBGT+): 1-866-488-7386
- Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
Classroom and Instructor Support Resources
- “The Day After: Teaching Tolerance” – a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center
- “Resources for the day after the election” – a collaborative Google Doc for educators
Responding to Difficult Moments – Center for Research on Teaching and Learning (University of Michigan)
- Guidelines for planning and facilitating discussions on difficult or controversial topics
- Responding to incidents of hate speech
- Teaching and learning in a tense election season
- Strategies for making productive use of tense or difficult moments
- Facilitating Challenging Conversations in your Classes (blog post)
- Sample guidelines for class participation
- Guidelines for responding to particular topics and tragedies
- Responding to Incivility in the College Classroom
- “Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom” (Harvard University)
- Difficult Dialogues (Vanderbilt University)
Additional Discussion and Instruction Resources
- Jay Smooth’s TEDx talk, “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race“
- PEN America: “And Campus for All: Diversity, Inclusion, and Free Speech at U.S. Universities” (pdf)
- Graduate Student Diversity Training: The Graduate School is working to offer online training for graduate students, sponsor events related to diversity and inclusions, and other new initiatives. Contact: LaRuth McAfee, Asst. Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Funding in the Graduate School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 265-2906.
- “Teaching Race” workshops: The Dept. of Sociology involved in workshops on issues in teaching about race, where a significant part of the discussion involved contextualizing the presentation of data on racial differences, as well as remembering the positionality of different students in the room. Contact: Dept. of Sociology, Professor Pam Oliver (email@example.com).
Thank you again to those of you who reached out to share resources to this list. We would also like to acknowledge and thank Professor Ellen Samuels for circulating a list of UW-Madison-specific campus safety resources for students that contributed significantly to our on-campus links section.