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Centers for Faith and Learning

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Student- and Self-Care in Times of Crisis

When: June 11, 2021, 9:00 am - Friday

Where: Shamblin Theater

Session 6

Session Abstract

Crisis stacks an emotional- and cognitive-load on our students that hinders their performance in the classroom and affects their general well-being. As attentive professors, we need to recognize student trauma in our classrooms and develop creative teaching strategies to shepherd hurting students from crisis to flourishing. At the same time, we must remain attentive to our own levels of trauma, practicing intentional self-care so that we have the resources necessary to care for our students. In this session, representatives from Centers of Teaching and Learning at different colleges will lead a panel discussion exploring how we can care for our students and ourselves in the midst of crisis.


Hope Nordstrom, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Lipscomb University, Convener

  • Cliff A. Barbarick, Director of Faculty Development at Abilene Christian University, Participant
  • Hope Nordstrom, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Lipscomb University, Participant
  • Holly Rowsey, Director of the Center for Instructional Innovation and Distance Learning and Freed-Hardeman University, Participant
  • Cathy Box, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship at Lubbock Christian University, Participant

Hope Nordstrom, Lipscomb University, Convener

  • Cliff A. Barbarick, Abilene Christian University, Participant
  • Hope Nordstrom, Lipscomb University, Participant
  • Holly Rowsey, Freed-Hardeman University, Participant
  • Cathy Box, Lubbock Christian University, Participant
  • Emily Medlock, Lipscomb University, Participant

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James Cone with conferee at the CSC in 2017

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Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson delivering the CSC plenary address

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Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), delivering the CSC plenary address.

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US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivering the CSC plenary address

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David Brooks engaging conferees during breakfast at the CSC

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