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Teach DLG 120

We welcome applications from UIC faculty and staff to teach Dialogue 120!

Instructors in the First-Year Dialogue Seminar (DLG 120) guide students through a semi-structured four-stage model of dialogue adapted from our colleagues at the University of Michigan Program on Intergroup Relations. Centering both dialogic content and processes, DLG 120 introduces UIC students to dialogic communication through a first-year seminar.

Through a wide variety of in-class activities, readings, facilitated conversation, and other assignments, students will explore their own identities and build relationships across different identities. With students, instructors work to create an environment promoting dialogic practices, learn about themselves and others, examine the role of power and privilege in our social world, and explore how they can work together towards social justice.

Dialogue 120 is a one-credit, 8-week course and enrollment is capped at 18 students. The course is primarily for first-year students, with several sections for upper-level students each semester. All instructors are paired with a faculty or staff co-facilitator, and each is paid through a 1 credit over-comp payment of $1,500. The process for receiving an over-comp payment varies by department and unit, but often requires supervisor approval. The time commitment amounts to approximately 4-5 hours per week.

As an instructor, you will receive training on the Dialogue 120 curriculum, which you and your co-facilitator will be responsible for sharing with students throughout the term.  You will also meet regularly with your fellow instructors for support, community and continuing education.

Expectations of instructors are as follows:

  1. Attending all course sections, required trainings and instructor meetings
  2. Review of all course readings and materials before each section
  3. Timely grading of submitted assignments
  4. Timely communication of announcements and responding to student inquiries
  5. Oversight of the accompanying Blackboard site for your section
  6. Meet and communicate regularly with your co-instructor to prepare for weekly class sessions
  7. Commitment to create an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for all students
  8. Abide by all university policies and guidelines

We hope you will consider joining us! New and experienced instructors are welcome to apply.

Apply to teach in Spring 2023! Due 11/21/2022

Dates/times to keep in mind for the Spring 2023 semester: Heading link

Below are the scheduled course times for the Spring 2023 semester. You will be asked to rank your preferences in the application. You can apply to teach more than one section per term. If you wish to do so, please indicate your interest to do so in the application.
Spring Term A (Jan. 9 - Mar. 3) Spring Term B (Mar. 6 - May 5)
40972: Wednesdays, 9-10:50 40980: Mondays, 3-4:50
40973: Mondays, 1-2:50 40981: Tuesdays, 2-3:50 (upper-level)
40974: Tuesdays, 2-3:50 40982: Wednesdays, 1-2:50 (upper-level)
40976: Wednesdays, 1-2:50 40983: Wednesdays, 3-4:50
40977: Wednesdays, 3-4:50 40984: Wednesdays, 9-10:50
40978: Fridays, 11-12:50

Instructors will be required to participate in training, date and time TBD:

Weekly and biweekly instructor meetings scheduled throughout the term (times will be determined based on group availability)