Fall 2016

Workshops, seminars, and other opportunities

November 11, December 2
2030 Morrill Hall, 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Discussion Group: Coffee and Crucial Conversations
Coffee and Crucial Conversations will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to dialogue about teaching inclusively at Iowa State University. The intent of these conversations will be to help build a stronger teaching community, create collaborative partnerships, and develop effective teaching practices for meeting the diverse needs of our students. Each month we will choose a topic based on input from our teaching community.

October 28
7 – 9 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union
Intersections of Identity: A Spoken Word Event advocates for safe & brave student spaces through the form of spoken word poetry. Students have noticed that there is a lack of safe spaces on campus where students can voice their opinions and experiences. The night starts off with original spoken word pieces performed by ISU students and ends with a performance by an award-winning “Author, Educator, and Cultural Jedi Womanist”, Dominique Christina.

October 27
Noon – 3 p.m. at the Free Speech Zone and 6 – 8 p.m. in Carver 205   

Hate Wall is an educational event defining and deconstructing stereotypes of marginalized communities through community building, activities, and engagement.

October 20
12:10 – 1 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall
Award-Winning Faculty Series: How to Foster Safe Spaces for Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Kristen Constant, Morrill Professor, Wilkinson Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering and Chair, Materials Science & Engineering, will help you create a classroom experience that supports diversity and inclusion. Her humorous, data-driven examples can help students in your classroom gain a language with which to discuss diversity and inclusion, help you create a safe space to train future professionals to recognize what inclusion looks like, and help both you and your students not just make room for diversity, but invite and value diverse ideas and experiences into critical thinking processes in both formal and informal settings.

September 23, October 28, November 11, December 2
7:30 – 9 a.m., 2030 Morrill Hall
Discussion Group: Coffee and Crucial Conversations
Coffee and Crucial Conversations will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to dialogue about teaching inclusively at Iowa State University. The intent of these conversations will be to help build a stronger teaching community, create collaborative partnerships, and develop effective teaching practices for meeting the diverse needs of our students. Each month we will choose a topic based on input from our teaching community.