Equity and Inclusion Speakers Series

Equity and Inclusion Speakers Series

Through institutional and national data, student stories, educational research, and Iowa State faculty research, faculty and instructors will have opportunities to develop and sustain more equitable and inclusive student learning environments. Centering each session on the following learning objectives:

  • Recognizing why teaching inclusively is essential.
  • Identifying & practicing using various frameworks for promoting inclusion & equity.
  • Assess curriculum and pedagogical approaches to distinguish strategies to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching and learning.

The equity and inclusion programs offered are an opportunity to extend knowledge about teaching inclusively and not a substitute for the annual inclusive classroom training.

Programs for AY21-22

Equity and Inclusion Speakers

Webinar, Supporting Neurodiverse Students: Traits, challenges, and access needs with Jamie Niman (Student Accessibility Services)

Oct. 20 (1:10-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom – registration link).

Jamie Niman (Accessibility Coordinator, Student Accessibility Services) covers foundational information on neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, etc.) and recommended strategies and practical supports to apply in your work with students regarding access and inclusion.

Workshop, Course Design: Access and inclusion with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with Jamie Niman (Student Accessibility Services)

Oct. 26 (11:15 a.m.-12 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall). Register to attend via Learn@ISU.

In this session, learn how to how to continue implementing the value of flexibility as a component of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). By the end of this session, attendees will understand how using these techniques within UDL can reduce the need for modifications for accommodations by providing access and opportunities for all students. The pandemic taught all of us how to be flexible and provided unique opportunities to adjust teaching and learning strategies.

In this session, learn how to how to continue implementing the value of flexibility as a component of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). By the end of this session, attendees will understand how using these techniques within UDL can reduce the need for modifications for accommodations by providing access and opportunities for all students.

Jamie Niman

In planning phase:

  • During the 2022 spring semester, we will be hosting a discussion-based series  on the student-centered scenarios used in the Annual Inclusive Classroom Training (AY21-22): Our Students – Create a Sense of Belonging. Topics include:
    • 1.Getting to know your students
    • 2.Students not participating, engaging, or contributing
    • 3.Facilitating successful group work
    • 4.A student shares personal struggles impacting their academics
    • 5.Most students didn’t do well on an exam
  • CELT is seeking additional presenters for the 2021-22 academic year. If you have a suggestion, please email celt@iastate.edu.

Previous (AY21-22)

Webinar, Mindfully resolving cross-cultural conflicts in the classroom with Lee Mun Wah, Sept. 1 (3-4:30 p.m., Online through NCORE)

The recording will be posted for On Demand viewing approximately one week after the live session.

This event is coordinated by the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)

Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) Interested in learning more about ISCORE? email iscore@iastate.edu.

Lee Mun Wah

Previous Equity and Inclusion Speakers

2020-21

  • Erin Baldwin, Student Health and Wellness, Division of Student Affairs; and Chris Hanes, Student Counseling Services; Supporting student mental health and well-being (Oct. 1, 2020)
  • Jeremy Best, History; White supremacy and nationalism in education (Sept. 9, 2020)
  • Christa Jackson, School of Education; What are we noticing? (Feb. 17, 2021)
  • Noreen Rodriguez, School of Education; Diversifying your syllabus (Nov. 2, 2020)
  • Brian Vanderheyden, Student Wellness; Carlos Vidales, Student Wellness; Sydney Dunn, Student Counseling Services; Students in Addiction Recovery: What faculty should know to create supportive classrooms (Apr. 13, 2021)

How to register

You may register via ISU Event Calendar for each webinar listing via the unique Webex or Zoom registration page or email celt@iastate.edu with your name, program, and program dates. 

Questions? Please email celt@iastate.edu.