Center for Faculty Innovation

Read and Dialogue: Intellectual Humility

Thu, 26 Oct 2023 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

As faculty members, we spend a lot of time in the “expert” role: in the classroom, in our scholarly endeavors, and in other academic spaces. It’s a lovely role, but one that also may limit us, by fogging over the joy of learning, our curiosity, our openness to hearing other perspectives and ideas. We are, after all, perpetual learners. How can intellectual humility make us better learners, teachers, collaborators, and humans?

In this Read and Dialogue, join colleagues to discuss this (very brief) article, “How Educators Can Get Comfortable with Intellectual Humility,” and exchange ideas around the benefits, challenges, and opportunities around teaching with intellectual humility.

Program Date: Thursday, 10/26

Time: 12:30-1:45 pm

Location: Online (the Zoom link will be provided the day before the event)

Facilitator: Daisy Breneman, CAL & CFI

Program Outcomes

  • Understanding the benefits of, and barriers to, intellectual humility
  • Applying insights from the article to their own experiences
  • Connecting with other colleagues around the challenges and benefits of intellectual humility

Attendance & Registration Information

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only! If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend please email with your request.

If this is your first time visiting the registration page this semester, be sure to complete your profile information (including updating your college/division and department) for our records and clear your browser cache/cookies! You should also add comments about your dietary needs at the bottom of the profile form. This information is collected and stored with your online account for all future programs you may attend. 


Registration Deadline: 10/25 by 11:59pm


If you find that you are unable to attend a scheduled event prior to the registration deadline, please return to your account and cancel your registration. If it is after the event registration deadline, please email as early as possible.

CFI programs will be canceled automatically if JMU is closed for inclement weather.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations or accommodations (e.g., dietary, disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in your account profile during your registration. You may also reach out to us at or (540) 568-4846.


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