Equity and Inclusion Programs

Equity and Inclusion Programs

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.

How to register

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

Questions? email celt@iastate.edu.

Upcoming programs

Webinar, Create an inclusive learning environment

Choose to attend one of the following offerings:

The teaching-learning process is an inherently social act. Students interact with the instructor, their peers, and the course content throughout the learning process, often simultaneously in a learning environment. 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 build an inclusive environment, share campus resources and programs, and extend your learning about teaching inclusively. Resources available on the Equity and Inclusion in the Online Learning Environment page. Facilitated by Dr. Laura Bestler, Program Specialist III, CELT.

Webinar, Addressing microaggressions in the learning environment

Choose to attend one of the following offerings:

Whether conscious of it or not, instructors and students bring most of who they are to the learning environment, including their biases and stereotypes. Biases can emerge in the form of (micro)aggressions during class discussions, in student-student interactions during group or lab work, or interactions between students and instructors. If left unaddressed, biases and microaggressions negatively impact the learning climate and can hurt students’ engagement, sense of belonging and academic success. As a result of participating in this webinar, you will receive strategies to respond to microaggressions in the learning environment. To do this, we will explain the concept of microaggression while identifying examples of microaggressions. Then, explore and share strategies for us to respond more effectively to microaggressions. Facilitated by Dr. Laura Bestler, Program Specialist III, CELT.

Webinar, Building an inclusive and learner-centered syllabus

This conversation will be a starting place for implementing inclusive pedagogy and learner-centered practices into your syllabus for the upcoming year. We will discuss strategies for producing a student-centered syllabus and the importance of establishing clear expectations and goals, using transparent teaching methods, and building rapport and community in your class. Resources and previous recording of this webinar available on CELT’s inclusive and learner-centered syllabus page. Facilitated by Dr. Laura Bestler, Program Specialist III, CELT.