Inclusive Classroom Programs

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Inclusive Classroom Faculty Development Workshop (Monthly)

Conversation on Teaching Inclusively (Monthly)

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Inclusive Classroom Faculty Development Workshop

After participating in the pre-workshop learning modules and the face-to-face program, faculty and staff will:

  1. Identify discipline-based and course specific improvements to foster inclusive excellence in the classroom.
  2. Develop an individual action plan for promoting inclusion in the classroom.
  3. Become familiar with the campus resources and programs that support diversity and inclusion.

Pre-workshop learning modules will be available at least one week prior to the workshop and will be instrumental to our face-to-face program; therefore, we ask that you complete the modules prior to the event. Prerequisite: This workshop is for faculty and staff (who have a teaching role). To learn more about inclusive classrooms visit CELT’s Creating an Inclusive Classroom website.

Faculty and staff (who have a teaching role) may choose to attend one of the following program offerings:

  • Thursday, March 22 (2:10- 5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • Friday, April 13 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • Thursday, May 10 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall) *following spring semester*
  • Tuesday, June 5 (1:10 -4:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • Wednesday, July 11 (1:10 – 4:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • Friday, August 10 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall) *before fall semester*

Conversation on Teaching Inclusively

This program will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff (who have a teaching role) to dialogue about teaching inclusively at Iowa State University. The intent of these conversations will be to help build a stronger teaching community, create collaborative partnerships, and develop effective teaching practices for meeting the diverse needs of our students. Each month we will choose a topic based on input from our teaching community. Sample topics include:

  • Identity and positionality; how it affects your teaching
  • Inclusive projects and study groups
  • Incorporating diversity issues more deeply into the curriculum
  • Working effectively with different learning styles

Register via the Learn@ISU website to attend one or all the following conversations on the following Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in 2030 Morrill Hall:

Conversation: Top 10 tips for creating an accessible course

March 27 (4:00-5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)

This session will cover 10 basic strategies for creating accessible online course content. Participants will learn about the Quality Matters framework, specific approaches to address accessibility and usability, as well as how to build a timeline for implementing these changes. ‘How to’ resources will be provided.


  • Provide 10 basic strategies for creating accessible online course content.
  • Present the Quality Matters framework as a specific approach to address accessibility and usability
  • Build a timeline for implementing course changes.
  • Share how – to resources and upcoming events.

Conversation: Building an inclusive and learner-centered syllabus

April 24 (4:00-5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)

Now that this academic year is almost over, this conversation will be a starting place for thinking through how to implement inclusive pedagogy and learner-centered practices into your syllabus for the upcoming year. We will discuss strategies for producing a student-centered syllabus; as well as, the importance of establishing clear expectations and goals, using transparent teaching methods, and building rapport and community in your class.



How-to Register

Register using your netid/password via the Learn@ISU website, or email or call 515-294-5357 with your name, program, and program dates.