The resources found on CELT’s Creating an Inclusive Classroom website, and the programs below are to support our faculty as they work towards building a more inclusive campus.
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Inclusive Classroom Workshop
After participating in the pre-workshop learning modules and the face-to-face program, attendees will:
- Identify course specific improvements to foster inclusive excellence in the classroom.
- Develop an individual action plan for promoting inclusion in the classroom.
- 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, staff and graduate students (who have a teaching role) may choose to attend one of the following program offerings:
- Wednesday, March 13 (2:10 – 5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
- Friday, April 12 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
Conversations on Teaching Inclusively
This program will provide an opportunity for our community 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.
Register via the Learn@ISU website to attend one or all the following conversations:
- Discussion, Does my ____ scare you? Let’s talk about it – An open discussion on microaggressions & perceived bias with Lover Chancler, Director of The Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity at University of Central Missouri, Mar. 29 (1:10-3 p.m., Gallery Room, MU – registration not required)
- Workshop, Navigating controversial topics in the classroom, Apr. 2 (2:10-3:00 p.m., in-person and online)
- Workshop, Exploring ways to create a welcoming learning environment, Apr. 9 (2:10-3 p.m., in-person and online)
- Workshop, Building an inclusive and learner-centered syllabus, Apr. 30 (4-5 p.m., in-person and online)
Award-Winning Seminar Series with Inclusion
Register via the Learn@ISU website to attend one or all the following:
Real Talk About Inclusion: Do your students feel safe? (Audrey Kennis)
March 27 (12:10-1:30 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
How do you know if your classroom is inclusive? Can you be proactive instead of reactive to your classroom environment? What can you do to start learning how to address microaggressions embedded in your messaging? How can you ensure your good intentions aren’t undermining a high-quality learning environment? Audrey Kennis, Retention Coordinator for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University Inclusive Excellence Awardee, will guide you through critical issues we see manifesting in Higher Education and inclusion. Learn language and tools to both head off potential issues and respond to student concerns in the moment.