About the Network
The Open Door Pedagogy Network began in fall 2020 and aims to foster community, mentorship, and mutual support by providing infrastructure for teachers connecting with teachers in CLA. It supports faculty who might be wrestling with a specific problem or incident, and also “supports the supporters” with a college-wide conversation on the nuances of powerful and equitable teaching.
The Open Door Pedagogy Network emphasizes that we are all at different stages on our paths, and its members offer judgement-free support for improving practice, awareness, and knowledge. It aims to support the cultivation of inclusive, equitable, and open learning environments and teaching practices to support faculty’s and students’ academic freedom in the classroom.
Regular check-ins for members to share ideas, issues, trends, and inspirations are held every semester, and throughout the academic year, training opportunities supported by the Dean's office are also made available to them.
The group also uses an email listserv to exchange articles, resources, and questions.
The ODPN is a network of established faculty who commit to staying up-to-date on teaching methods and approaches; who are available to their colleagues to drop in and discuss these kinds of issues; and who share ideas, experiences, and information with other colleagues across the College.
Network members provide opportunities for informal conversations only. They do not provide official determinations about CSU policy, legal advice, grievances, or formal action.