Previous Events - Inclusive Excellence

Jan 15

Inclusive and Effective Online Lecturing

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Online

There's no worse feeling than staring out at a sea of black boxes, wondering whether anything you're saying matters at all. In this workshop, we'll discuss aspects of synchronous online lectures that invite or exclude students with a variety of backgrounds and identities from engaging with our online teaching. Using a video of the "Worst Lecture Ever," we'll work together to determine which lecture choices are particularly exclusionary--might you be unintentionally committing some of these teaching errors?
Jan 13

Developing an Inclusive Syllabus

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online in Zoom

In this workshop, we will introduce you to key components of an inclusive syllabus and provide examples that illustrate how these components can be applied to the design or re-design of your syllabus. We will also analyze syllabi to incorporate principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity and review a current syllabus using inclusive syllabus guidelines. Registration Link
Dec 15

Annual Diversity and Inclusion Institute

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 8:45am to 4:00pm
Online

Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Willie Fleming would like to extend an invitation to all faculty, staff, and administrators to attend the Annual Inclusion Infusion Diversity Institute. This year’s Institute is designed to encourage inclusionary practices and relationships that support a state of being valued, respected, and supported. Registration Link Facilitator: Dr. Timothy Forde, Kentucky State University
Nov 13

Inclusive Language and Gender Pronouns

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 1:00pm
Online in Zoom

As campus works to become more inclusive, one of the most important elements is the language that we use. Often heard is a reference to "pronouns", but what are they and why do they matter? During this engaging and interactive session, participants will learn about inclusive language, what pronouns are and how to appropriately ask for and use them, and better understand the importance of this small but powerful statement. Click here for more information. 
Oct 23

Inclusive Leadership Retreat

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
137 Grandfather Mountain Ballroom

Registration information coming soon.
Oct 14

Developing an Inclusive Syllabus

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:00am
Online in Zoom

Developing an inclusive syllabus is a key first step towards creating an inclusive classroom and communicating to students your intent to cultivate an inclusive and supportive learning environment. In this workshop, we will introduce you to key components of an inclusive syllabus and provide examples that illustrate how these components can be applied to the design or re-design of your syllabus. We will also analyze syllabi to incorporate principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity and review a current syllabus using inclusive syllabus guidelines.
Oct 13

Inclusive Excellence Teaching Strategies

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 2:00pm
Online in Zoom

We all care deeply about our students and want them to succeed. Besides teaching disciplinary content and skills, our role as instructors is to help students learn and to create a diverse set of thinkers and problem-solvers who can go on to do amazing things with our content. Click here for more information. 
Oct 9

Inclusive Language and Gender Pronouns

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 1:00pm
Online in Zoom

As campus works to become more inclusive, one of the most important elements is the language that we use. Often heard is a reference to "pronouns", but what are they and why do they matter? During this engaging and interactive session, participants will learn about inclusive language, what pronouns are and how to appropriately ask for and use them, and better understand the importance of this small but powerful statement. Click here for more information. 
Sep 25

Inclusive Excellence Teaching Strategies

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:00am
Online in Zoom

We all care deeply about our students and want them to succeed. Besides teaching disciplinary content and skills, our role as instructors is to help students learn and to create a diverse set of thinkers and problem-solvers who can go on to do amazing things with our content. Click here for more information 
Sep 18

Inclusive Language and Gender Pronouns

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 1:00pm
Online in Zoom

As campus works to become more inclusive, one of the most important elements is the language that we use. Often heard is a reference to "pronouns", but what are they and why do they matter? During this engaging and interactive session, participants will learn about inclusive language, what pronouns are and how to appropriately ask for and use them, and better understand the importance of this small but powerful statement. Click here for more information.