Inclusive Pedagogy Seminars

"The seminar has been very affirming, and has enriched my understanding that inclusive pedagogy can be employed regardless of content area. I walk away with many new tools, and recommitted to transformative teaching.” -  participant.


Seminar Leaders:   David Concepción, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Professor and
John Anderson, Sociology

John Anderson

Seminar Overview

The aim of the seminar is to assist teaching faculty in the creation of more inclusive and excellent pedagogy. The seminar is four two-hour meetings over eight days with “homework” between each meeting. Each participant produces a plan regarding an innovation s/he will implement during the subsequent academic year.

Session 1

Diversity Theory

  • Multiple intersecting cultural axes of privilege/Discontinuous unity of oppression
  • EXERCISE: Diversity axes 
  • Diversity as bodies and stories

Session 2

Diversity in the Classroom

  • Imperviousness/vulnerability
  • Distribution of cognitive authority
  • Self-identification vs. Identification from others
  • Access/Universal design

Session 3

Learning Theory

  • Integrated course design, the role of learning objectives in pedagogical choice-making
  • Controlled failure
  • Formative feedback
  • Deliberative practice
  • Intrinsic rewards
  • EXERCISE: Gerunds

Session 4

  • Present initial idea to colleagues, give and receive feedback


Facilitator: David Concepción, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Professor and Chair

2018 Seminar Participants

Amy Beckett,  Asst. Teaching Prof. Criminal Justice and Criminology
Kate Elliott, Lecturer of Journalism
Rita Faulkner, Assistant Professor of English as Second Language
Angela Nickoli, Instruction Technologist, Online and Strategic Learning
Shanetta Pendleton, Lecturer of Journalism
Emily Jo Scalzo, Asst. Prof.English

Ronda Smith, Asst. Prof.Management
Evan Ward, Indiana Academy, Teacher

2017 Seminar Participants

Colleen Balukas, Asst. Prof.  Modern Languages and Classics
Phil Boltz, Assoc. Dir. Program Development in IEI & Doc. Student in Ed. Studies
Kathryn S. Gardiner, Contract, English
Benjamin R. Gibbs, Asst. Prof. , Criminal Justice and Criminology
Jennifer Grouling, Asst. Prof.,English
Silas Hansen, Asst. Prof.  English
Matt Hotham, Asst. Prof. Religious Studies
Kimberly Lauffer, Asst. Prof.  Journalism
Samantha Martin, Doc. Student, Educational Studies
Michael T. Ndemanu, Asst. Prof., Educational Studies
David J. Roof, Asst. Prof. Educational Studies
Maria Williams-Hawkins, Assoc. Prof., Telecommunications

2016 Seminar Participants and Materials

Morgan Aprill, Intensive English Institute, Graduate Student - Materials
Kristin Cipollone,
Elementary Education, Assistant Professor - Materials
Anjolii Diaz
, Psychological Science,  Assistant Professor - Materials
Kimberly Hennessee
, Department of Sociology, Instructor - Materials
Tayla T. C. Lee
, Psychological Science, Assistant Professor
Martin Smith-Rodden, Journalism, Assistant Professor
Jeff Swensson, Educational Leadership, Assistant Professor - Materials
Paige Waters
 Department of Telecommunications, Instructor - Materials
Christie Zimmerman
, Theatre and Dance, Associate Professor -Materials

 Also Participating:
Jennifer Cullen, Special Education, Assistant Professor
Catherine Frazee, Mathematical Sciences, Instructor
Katherine Greene, English, Graduate Student - Materials
Emmanuel Otiam, Physiology & Health Science, Instructor - Materials
Andrea Wolfe, Department of English, Assistant Professor -Materials