Academic Year 2020-2021 Training (AY20-21)

Academic Year 2020-2021 Training (AY20-21)

How to complete the AY20-21 training

Beginning in 2021, faculty may complete the AY20-21 Inclusive Classroom Training asynchronously via Canvas. Each module, including a video recording of the department workshop, includes self-guided exercises that mirror the experience of 2020. Contact with your name, email, home department, and college to access the Canvas modules.

Frequently Asked Questions for AY20-21

Each question may be toggled to reveal the answer below it. If your question is not answered, call CELT at 515-294-5357 or email

Inform your department chair/unit leader as tracking and reporting occurs at the departmental level.

Then, complete AY20-21 by engaging in the three online modules in the Canvas course.

Each module includes self-guided exercises that mirror what your colleagues completed in AY20-21. Once completed, follow the steps outlined in the How do I create a record of completion of the AY20-21 training in the FAQ section below.

First, email with your name, department, college and request to be enrolled in the Inclusive Classroom canvas course.

Once you are registered, you will receive a welcome email with the steps below:

  1. Log into Canvas by clicking on the “Sign Ons” link found in the upper right-hand corner (above the search box) of Iowa State’s home page. Once you are in Canvas, the dashboard displaying course cards will appear for your current courses and the ISU’s Inclusive Classroom Annual Training Canvas course. 
  2. At the top of your screen, accept the invitation to join the Inclusive Classroom. Click on the ISU’s Inclusive Classroom course card to begin working on the modules. Note: If you received the initial email from us, your enrollment in the course is active. If you accidentally chose not to accept the invitation, we will have to re-invite you. Please email to request another invitation.
  3. If you do not see it on your dashboard, check your Canvas course list, view the How do I customize my Courses list as a student? web guide. If you still do not see it, email and one of our staff will help you.
  1. If you are already enrolled in the ISU’s Inclusive Classroom Annual Training Canvas course, you may access it through ISU’s Canvas site.
  2. If you do not see it on your dashboard, check your Canvas course list, view the How do I customize my Courses list as a student? web guide. If you still do not see it, email and one of our staff will help you.

If you are a new faculty member, email to request access.

If you do not see it on your dashboard check your Canvas course list, view the How do I customize my Courses list as a student? web guide. If you still do not see it, email and one of our staff will help you.

For assistance with supported software, networking, and service issues contact IT Solution Center via the Solution Center website, stop by 192 Parks Library, call 515-294-4000, or email

Additional questions about the Canvas environment or other learning support, visit the Online Learner Support webpage.

A module represents each academic year of the annual inclusive classroom training. The units in each module include readings, tasks, and self-reflections for faculty to engage in before their departmental CELT facilitated training (face-to-face or online synchronous).

All data gathered will be pooled and reported in an aggregated form for use in the training. With this in mind, use netiquette, view the Netiquette at ISU page.

Once you complete a reflection, you will automatically receive full credit of 1858* points. *1858 represents when the Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm (now Iowa State University) was officially established on March 22, 1858, by the legislature of the State of Iowa (Iowa State Sesquicentennial: History of Iowa State website).

Here are the 5-steps to creating a record of your progress in Canvas: Step 1: View your progress via the ‘Grades’ link on the course navigation menu (left side of the screen) in the Inclusive Classroom Workshop Canvas course. Step 2: Record your progress by clicking the ‘Print Grades’ button (upper right corner of the screen). Step 3: Select the ‘Save as a PDF’ option within your operating system.
  • Windows: Select Printer > Highlight Adobe PDF > Click Print > PDF will save to your local computer
  • Apple OS: Use the PDF dropdown menu > Select Save as PDF > Click Save > PDF will save to your local computer
Step 4: You may be requested to email your progress to your department chair/unit leader. Step 5: Keep a record in your email/files. Learn more about Grades from the How do I view my grades in a current course? web guide or this Canvas Grades Overview Vimeo video. Attended face-to-face or synchronous AY20-21 training If you attended the face-to-face or synchronous AY20-21 training during 2020, contact the leadership listed on the Training Schedule for Departments page.

In 2020, CELT facilitated the face-to-face/synchronous AY20-21 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 in the table below.

DateTimeUnitCollegeUnit LeadershipEmail
January 1012-1:30 p.m.ManagementIVYCOBDeidra
January 101:15-2:15 p.m.KinesiologyH_SCILi-Shan
January 143:40-5 p.m.EconomicsLASJoshua
January 154-5 p.m.Computer ScienceLASHridesh
January 1512-1:30 p.m.SociologyLASLeana
January 171:10-2:10 p.m.Greenlee School of Journalism and CommunicationLASMichael
January 222:10-3:40 p.m.HistoryLASSimon
January 2311 a.m.-12 p.m.Supply Chain MgmtIVYCOBScott
January 2311 a.m.-12 p.m.Civil, Construction, & Enviro EngrENGRDavid
January 2412-1 p.m.Info Systems & Bus AnalyticsIVYCOBKevin
January 279-10 a.m.Naval ScienceLASScott
January 279-10 a.m.Air Force ROTCLASMike
January 279-10 a.m.Military ScienceLASJeremy
January 298-9 a.m.Veterinary Clinical SciencesVET MEDRod
January 308:15-9:15 a.m.AccountingIVYCOBWilliam
January 303:40-4:40 p.m.Philosophy and Religious StudiesLASHeimir
January 3112-1 p.m.MarketingIVYCOBSekar
February 33-5 p.m.Food Science Human NutritionCALS,H_SCIRuth
February 412:30-2 p.m.Industrial DesignDESIGNSeda
February 64-5 p.m.MathematicsLASPaul
February 73-4 p.m.Political ScienceLASMack
February 72-4 p.m.AESHMH_SCIEulanda
February 103:10-4:40 p.m.Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal BiolCALS,LASJohn
February 113-4 p.m.Biomedical SciencesVET MEDMichael
February 128-9 a.m.Vet Microbiology & Preventive MedVET MEDCathy
February 149-10:30 a.m.School of EducationH_SCIDonald
February 1412-1 p.m.Ag Biosystems EngineeringCALS, ENGRSteven
February 173:10-4:40 p.m.PsychologyLASSusan
February 184:10-5:10 p.m.Physics & AstronomyLASFrank
February 191-2 p.m.EnglishLASVolker
February 204-5 p.m.IMSEENGRGul
February 244-5 p.m.FinanceIVYCOBJames
February 268-9 a.m.Veterinary PathologyVET MEDAmanda
February 263-4 p.m.LibraryLibraryHilary
February 271-2 p.m.Music and TheatreLASDonald
February 2810:30-12 p.m.Graphic DesignDESIGNPaul
March 311 a.m.-12 p.m.Chemical & Biological EngineeringENGRAndrew
March 59-11 a.m.Ivy Business Career ServicesIVYCOBValentina
March 59-11 a.m.Ivy Undergraduate ProgramsIVYCOBValentina
March 1012:10-1:10 p.m.Biochem, Biophys & Molec. BiolCALS,LASKristen
March 118-9 a.m.Vet Diagnostic & Production Animal MedVET MEDPat
March 114-5 p.m.StatisticsCALS LASDaniel
March 124-5 p.m.Genetics, Development & Cell BiolLAS CALSYanhai
March 133:10-4:30 p.m.AgronomyCALSKendall
August 1011 a.m .-12 p.m.Animal ScienceAGLSDan
August 133-4 p.m.Art & Visual CultureDESIGNSarah
August 149-10:30 a.m.Aerospace EngineeringENGRAlric
August 261-2 p.m.Plant Pathology & MicroAGLSGwyn
September 212-1 p.m.ArchitectureDESIGNDeborah
September 114-5 p.m.Geological & Atmospheric SciencesLASKristie
September 1512-1 p.m.ChemistryLASWilliam
September 213:30-4:30 p.m.HDFSH_SCICarl
September 2312-1 p.m.Interior DesignDESIGNLee
September 2412-1 p.m.Materials Science & EngineeringENGRRichard
September 258-9 a.m.HorticultureAGLSJeff
September 283-4:30 p.m.NREM & ENTAGLSStephen
September 293:15-4:30 p.m.Ag Ed & StudiesCALSMichael
October 23-4:30 p.m.Community & Regional PlanningDESIGNFrancis
October 510:30-11:30 a.m.Mechanical EngineeringENGRCaroline
October 93-4 p.m.Electrical & Computer EngineeringENGRAshfaq
October 153:45-4:45 p.m.World Languages & CulturesLASChad

Feedback regarding AY20-21 Training was very positive. Over 1,300 faculty participants responded to the post-workshop survey: 98% strongly agree/agree that they “recognize why teaching inclusively is important,” with 93% stating that they have “identified course-specific improvements to foster inclusive excellence in the classroom” (Hengesteg et al., 2021).


Hengesteg, P.S., Bestler, L., Gwebu, K.B., and Marcketti, S. (2021). Good teaching is inclusive teaching: Building reflective practice on teaching. The Department Chair, 31: 23-26.