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. Topics include implicit bias in learning and teaching, race and ethnicity in the classroom, LGBTQIA+ students’ academic success, and using Universal Design to increase equitable outcomes and experiences for students, among other topics. 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.

Previous Equity and Inclusion Speakers


  • 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)

Upcoming Equity and Inclusion Speakers​

CELT is beginning to plan the equity and inclusion series for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year. If you have a suggestion, please email celt@iastate.edu.

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.