Training Frequently Asked Questions

Training Frequently Asked Questions

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Each question may be toggled to reveal the answer below it. If your question is not answered below, call CELT at 515-294-5357 or email The star ⭐ icon indicates the most frequently asked questions.


The Provost has indicated that there is an expectation that every faculty member will participate in the Inclusive Classroom annual training. The training expectations outlined in the ten actions (PDF) and President Wintersteen’s message from Nov. 8, 2019 (PDF). Learn more from the SVPP Academic Affairs Campus Climate Initiatives webpage.

The departmental training scheduled by the chair/unit leader and delivered face-to-face (synchronously online using Webex or Zoom during the fall 2020 semester) by CELT.

During the facilitated training, CELT has observed that the participants appreciate the opportunity to discuss inclusive teaching with their colleagues.

CELT facilitates the face-to-face program, curates resources, and learning modules. Participation tracking and organizing the actual training is at the local departmental/unit level; therefore, the department chair/unit leadership is the primary contact.

If you have any questions, contact your Dean.

Our directive from the senior leadership is for CELT to, “… conduct annual training for faculty in each academic department on the importance of, and approaches to, creating an inclusive classroom environment” which supports the “University actions to address racism and discrimination” outlined in these ten actions (PDF), and President Wintersteen’s message from Nov. 8, 2019 (PDF)

CELT developed 2020 Annual Inclusive Classroom Training, based upon the 2015 Inclusive Classroom framework, in consultation with our CELT Faculty Fellows, the CELT Advisory Board, faculty members, campus partners, and Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost. 

Since 2015, CELT presented the Inclusive Classroom workshops to over 400 individuals. The Inclusive Classroom Task Force, whose membership included faculty senate representatives, faculty, staff members, graduate students, and undergraduate students, developed the 2015 Inclusive Classroom framework for the workshops.

President Wendy Wintersteen, Senior Vice President Provost Jonathan Wickert, and Faculty Senate President Jonathan Sturm share a thank you in the President’s Message for Inclusive Classroom Training YouTube video. This message is for instructors participating in the Inclusive Classroom initiative lead by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT).

Here is a web article that frames our initial Inclusive Classroom framework: An Inclusive Classroom Framework: Resources, Onboarding Approach, and Ongoing Programs web article (Faculty Focus).

In 2020, CELT facilitated the face-to-face/synchronous Year One program, curated resources, and the learning modules. Participation tracking, and organizing the actual training was at the local departmental/unit level.

Therefore, we hoped that the hosting department sent a notification to the chair of the participation completion. 

As an additional record of your completion of the face-to-face component, we encouraged participants to take a photo or selfie of the experience to record their attendance.

Contact the leadership listed on the  Training Schedule for Departments page

How do I show completion of the Year One online module?

Follow the steps in the Year One section – How do I create a record of completion of the Year One training in Canvas

Year Two FAQ

CELT will be reaching out to department chairs in mid to late spring semester/early summer 2021 for scheduling.