Learn one approach for establishing class or group agreements and expectations. Establishing class or group agreements and expectations sets a tone for the course that reinforces intentionality and collaborative decision-making processes, and the idea that the classroom learning environment is something we all contribute to, are responsible for, and can influence. Making these explicit and clear for yourself and for students is important for all members of the class, and even more so for students who may be new to US classrooms and educational practices in higher education.

The primary audience is faculty, instructors (including teaching assistants), and instructional staff who directly support teaching and learning. Those who are teaching or actively supporting the classroom experience this academic year will benefit the most, as we will be focusing on teaching practices and the ways that participants can apply these practices in their current teaching.

This webinar falls under the following themes:

  • Support for group work: Supporting long-term or high stakes student groups
  • Inclusive learning communities: Integration, inclusion and community building in the classroom


This was excellent! It was great to hear everyone in the group's thought processes about what makes a good/productive/safe learning environment, and I love the idea of creating a set of agreed-on expectations as a class and then displaying them on a "welcome" slide that students will see each time they log onto zoom for a class meeting. Fantastic ideas!!” 2020 participant

This webinar is part of the International Student Academic Integration (ISAI) initiative. The International Student Academic Integration initiative is funded by the International Student Academic Services Fee and offered in partnership between the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance and the Center for Educational Innovation.

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Section Title
Establishing Class and Group Agreements and Expectations
Online, instructor led
1:00PM to 1:30PM
Aug 20, 2024
Online (US Central Time)
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online (US Central Time)
Course Fee(s)
Non-University of Minnesota participants $50.00
UMN Faculty, Instructors, Teaching Staff $0.00
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