The Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond

Posted on 9/28/2018 11:20:17 AM

The Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond - Program of EventsWomen’s and Gender Studies and the Center for Teaching Excellence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are pleased to announce “The Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond.” This year-long series of workshops is designed to be a part of the IUP community’s ongoing commitment to conversations and positive action about diversity and inclusion.

There are currently six planned workshops for this academic year; three per semester. Download a poster of the full “Elephant in the Room” series.

The first workshop, “Listening, Hearing, and the Win-Win Perspective,” will be presented by Judy Conlin of Wisconsin Public Schools on Friday, October 26 at 3:30 p.m. in HSS 114. It is open to all faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members.

Other workshops include:

  • “Facilitating Challenging Conversations in the Classroom: Preparing for the Unexpected or Unimaginable” on November 7 at 3:30 p.m. in Ackerman 116

  • “Improv/Performance and De-Escalation” on November 9 at 3:30 p.m. in HSS 114

  • “Building an Inclusive Classroom” on February 1 at 3:30 p.m., location TBA

  • “Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education” on February 15 at 3:30 p.m., location TBA

  • "Promoting an Inclusive Culture in the Classroom" on February 16 at 8:30 a.m., location TBA

Completion of four events will earn the participant a Certificate of Training in Diversity and Inclusion.

Co-sponsors include Liberal Studies, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the President’s Commission on GLBT, the Office of International Education, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Office of Social Equity, the Department of History, the Department of Theater and Dance, the PhD in Composition and Applied Linguistics, the Department of English, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Philosophy, and the IUP Free Speech Project.