MILE: More Inclusive Learning Environments

Fall 2022 MILE Student Advisors

MILE Conversations

MILE Student Advisors function as consultants to help Davidson faculty/staff members gain information and make decisions informed by student experiences, observations, and feedback, with regard to learning, campus climate, and inclusivity.  MILE Student Advisors have hosted conversations with faculty and staff members to highlight student experiences and offer recommendations since Spring 2021.  MILE conversations begin with introductions, declarations of intent, goals, and community standards to ensure that conversations are confidential and welcoming of all perspectives (stories stay and lessons leave).  MILE student advisors introduce the topic and encourage questions and ope collaborative conversations. The Fall 2022 MILE Student Advisors include Josie Hovis ’23 (Latin American Studies), Alines Lebron-Torres ’24 (Genomics), Anastasia Korre ’24 (Biology/Sociology), Emily Williams ’24 (Biology), Jacob Parker ’24 (Physics/Studio Art minor), Laila Robinson ’24 (Psychology/Public Health minor), Ted Pasquette ’24 (Chemistry), Kamryn Walker ’24 (Chemistry/Sociology), Dagi Lulseged ’25 (Chemistry/Genomics), Meghan Sood ’25 (Chemistry/Music).

Click on event titles below for more information on Fall 2022 MILE Conversations.  

F 09.16.22 – 2:30-3:20 pm – Class Participation

F 09.30.22 – 2:30-3:20 pm – Reducing Student Stressors

F 10.21.22 – 2:30-3:20 pm – Student Perspectives on Teaching Methods

F 11.04.22 – 2:30-3:20 pm – Optimal Learning Environments

F 11.18.22 – 2:30-3:20 pm – Enhancing Rapport Between Students & Faculty/Staff Members

MILE Student-Faculty Partnerships

FIRST Action Team students suggested MILE partnerships, which were piloted in Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Spring 2022 as semester-long, student-faculty partnerships modeled after Bryn Mawr’s Students as Learners and Teachers (SaLT).  Seven MILE students partnered with seven faculty members in BIO, CHE, PHY, and ENV courses to offer crucial feedback to develop more inclusive and equitable learning environments.