Equity and Inclusion in Teaching & Learning Series

Equity and Inclusion in Teaching & Learning 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 monthly topics. Each session is centered on the following learning objectives:
  • Identifying why teaching inclusively is important
  • Identifying & practicing using various frameworks for promoting inclusion & equity
  • Assessing curriculum and pedagogical approaches to identify strategies to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning
Questions? email celt@iastate.edu.
For Inclusive Classroom resources and information about the Annual Inclusive Classroom Training, visit CELT’s Creating an Inclusive Classroom website.

Upcoming programs

Webinar, White Supremacy and Nationalism in Education (Jeremy Best)

September 9 (3:20-4:20 p.m., register via Webex)

White supremacist ideas never really disappeared from America’s campuses and schools, but in the last decade the ideas of White nationalists and other White supremacists have reemerged as a more vocal and dangerous influence. The advocates of these ideologies are deeply immersed in the mythologies and conspiracies of their movement.

This situation often puts those who would stand against White supremacy expressed as White nationalism at a disadvantage. Communities committed to fighting White supremacy and White nationalism can be empowered with basic content and strategies to more effectively re-balance the contest.

This session will aid in this correction by introducing key vocabulary and concepts of contemporary White nationalists and White supremacists; by giving guidance on identifying the coded and un-coded language and symbolism of White nationalist and supremacist ideas; and by presenting best practices for addressing the presence of nationalism and supremacy on campus and in schools. Join Dr. Jeremy Best (Assistant Professor, History) as he discusses how to build content competence and practical confidence by presenting scenarios to address hypothetical and real examples of White supremacy and nationalism in the classroom, on campus, and in other settings. Visit Jeremy Best’s website.

Webinar, Diversifying Your Syllabus (Noreen Rodriguez)

September 9 (1:10-2:10 p.m., register via Webex)

Diversifying your syllabus involves more than simply including diverse and Indigenous scholars and/or topics in your course materials. Rather, it recognizes that there are diverse perspectives of what constitutes reality and what constitutes knowledge within a discipline or in course content. Additionally, diversification recognizes that multiple realities exist and that knowledge should be owned and created by everyone.

Join Dr. Noreen Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, School of Education as she shares how educators can grapple with these power relations in course content development and delivery. Dr. Rodriguez will also share examples of how she has utilized Decolonization as a framework to diversify her syllabi, and to revise course content in courses she has taught.

This session will focus on reframing your current curriculum in ways that challenge traditional disciplinary canons and modes of teaching and learning to foster more inclusive and equitable learning environments and learning experiences in the classroom. Visit Noreen Rodriguez’s website.