Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching in the current political climate

*This page was formerly titled “Post-election resources and support”

UW events and discussions

TAs at TA conference plenary

Race & Equity Resources

The Race & Equity Resources page offers tools, readings, videos and workshops on equity, leadership, and cross-cultural communication.

CTL community conversations

CTL is offering resources, community conversations, and departmental conversations. Some community conversations take place in person, others online. Those who opt to participate in online sessions can do so from home or from their office.

Additional sessions and resources will be added. Please check back for updates.

Past CTL community conversations

For faculty members, graduate instructors and teaching assistants:

  • “Teaching Post-Election”
    Dec. 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m.,
    Gerberding 100 Facilitators:  Amanda Hornby (Teaching & Learning Program Librarian, University Libraries), and LeAnne Jones Wiles (Director, First Year Programs)
    This discussion is open to all but will be geared toward staff educators who work with students.
  • “Teaching Race Post-Election”
    Dec. 2, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
    Mary Gates Hall 258
    Facilitator: Moon-Ho Jung, Associate Professor, History
    While this conversation is geared toward faculty members, those in other teaching roles are welcome.
  • “Breathing & Teaching as a Person of Color after the Election”
    November 17, from 10:30-11:20 a.m. (online via Zoom)
    This conversation is limited to faculty, TAs, and graduate student instructors who identify as persons of color.
    Facilitated by Theresa Ronquillo (Social Work)
  • “Breathing & Teaching after the Election”
    November 16, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Gerberding 100 (CTL Common Space)
    Facilitators: Kelly Edwards (Bioethics & Humanities) and Beth Kalikoff (Writing Studies)


UW messages and information


The following resources were compiled by UW’s CORE Programs, the Graduate School, and Faculty Senate

Returning to the classroom after the election

Engaging in difficult conversations

Solidarity building

Ways to contribute to community organizing

26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets, by Anderson, Barett, Dixon, Garrido, Kane, Nancherla, Narichania, Narasimham, Rabiyah, and Richart

Campus and community resources for self-care and mental health

24-hour crisis clinics

  • Crisis Clinic:
    • Call 866-427-4747 or 206-461-3222
    • TTY 206-461-3222
    • For King County dial 211 (M-F 8 am – 6 pm)
  • Pierce County Crisis Line: 800-576-7764
  • Skagit County 24-Hour Crisis Line: 800-584-3578
  • Snohomish County 24-Hour Crisis Line: 800-584-5578 or 425-258-4357

Counseling services