Accessible Teaching in Remote Environments

As Chandra Mohanty suggests in “Under Western Eyes Revisited: Feminist Solidarity Through Anti-Capitalist Struggle” (2003), how one teaches is just as important as what one teaches when it comes to practicing anti-racist, anti-colonial, and intersectional feminist pedagogies (517). At a moment when many post-secondary instructors are developing remote or hybrid courses for the first time, the question of how we teach is an especially urgent one. This interactive workshop is a starting point for developing strategies for creating accessible, inclusive, and active remote classrooms that can be used across disciplines. 

The workshop will be held on Zoom on August 11 3:00-4:30pm EDT and will use the chat and breakout room features. Participants will also be asked to work collaboratively on a Google Doc. If you have any questions about using these platforms, please let us know by emailing or

In preparation for the workshop, please complete the following Google Form and, if possible, return your answers to us by the end of the day on Friday, August 7th:

This form will also serve as an RSVP – A Zoom link for participation will be sent to all who fill it.

Some best practices for online meetings: 

  1. When you join the Zoom meeting, please: 
    • Add your pronouns to your username by clicking on “Participants” on the toolbar, your name, add your pronouns next to your name, and click “rename” to save. 
    • Use the chat function to introduce yourself. 
  2. Make sure your microphone is on mute when you are not speaking. 
  3. Feel free to use the chat function at any time to ask questions or make comments.   

We look forward to meeting you all soon. 

About the workshop leaders:

Jen Kennedy and Johanna Amos are professors in the Department of Art History and Art Conservation at Queen’s University. Their collaborative work in SoTL-Art History focuses on accessibility, openness, and fostering an inclusive art history. They are core members of Open Art Histories, a collective of art history, visual arts, and museum studies professors from across Canada, focused on building a generative and supportive national network for addressing the pressing pedagogical challenges confronting these fields.

Attendance is limited to 100 participants