Inclusive Classroom Programs

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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Workshops on Teaching Inclusively

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CELT’s Creating an Inclusive Classroom webpage

Workshops 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.

Register via the Learn@ISU website to attend one or all the following conversations:

Building an inclusive and learner-centered syllabus

Dec. 3 (4:10-5 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall or view on your own via this Zoom meeting registration webpage )

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.

Exploring ways to create an inclusive learning environment

Nov. 12 (4:10-5 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall or view on your own via this Zoom meeting registration webpage

The teaching-learning process is an inherently social act. Throughout the learning process students interact with the instructor, their peers and the course content, often simultaneously in a classroom setting. All of these interactions help shape their success in the course. Explore ways to create a welcoming learning environment; brainstorm what we can do to continue to build an inclusive environment; share campus resources and programs; and extend your learning about teaching inclusively.

Navigating controversial topics in the classroom


Many instructors consciously avoid controversial issues in the classroom because of the difficulty involved in managing heated discussions. However, controversy can be a useful, powerful, and memorable tool to promote learning. This conversation will provide instructors with resources to facilitate classroom discussion around controversial issues including the O.T.F.D. (Open The Front Door) and A.C.T.I.O.N. communication frameworks.

How-to Register

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

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