Workshops and Events

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) provides and coordinates professional development activities for our faculty and staff across our campus. Professional development happens in a variety of ways on our campus and beyond.

Learn how to create and develop an inclusive and more representative curriculum and an inclusive classroom environment through a variety of mediums including workshopsindividual and group learning sessions, and online resources. 

The events listed here include all campus-wide professional development events that may be of interest to you. You can register for events by visiting the Workshop Schedule.

Feel free to suggest topics for workshops or request training sessions designed for your work group.

Upcoming Events

Sep 27

Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm
208 Leon Levine Hall

In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book!
Sep 30

Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book!
Oct 4

Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
201B Table Rock Room, PSU

In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book!
Oct 7

Campus Talk: Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
201AB Blue Ridge Ballroom, PSU

Dr. Noble is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, entitled, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. Dr. Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities.