Summit Provost 2023

February 23-24, 2023

Ball State University's Division of Online and Strategic Learning, Office of Inclusive Excellence, and Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the 2023 Provost Faculty Summit: Equitable, Inclusive, and Innovative Practices taking place virtually February 23 and 24, 2023.

Our keynote speaker is Mays Imad, co-author of the Norton Guide to Equity-Minded Teaching. Based on her research in the areas of stress, self-awareness, advocacy, and classroom community and the impact on student learning and success, Dr. Imad will address equity-minded teaching in her presentation.

To gain access to the live summit landing page with Zoom links, resources, and more email

Summit Agenda

Thursday, February 23

12:00-12:30 p.m.
Welcome - Dr. Rashida Willard and Rachel Kartz  

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Keynote - Teaching for Wholeness: Co-creating Learning Sanctuaries – Mays Imad, Co-author of the Norton Guide to Equity-Minded Teaching

1:30-1:45 p.m.

1:45-2:30 p.m.
Workshop: How to Create Innovative Learning Activities that Are Just Right for Your Class - David W. Concepción

1:45-2:30 p.m.
Panel: Promoting Diverse, Undergraduate Students’ Psychological Well-Being - Lisa DaVia Rubenstein, Hannah Bowles, Qunishia Carter, Lillian DeShon, Jess Wojton, and Addison Helsper

2:30-2:45 p.m.

2:45-3:30 p.m.
Workshop: A Professional Coaching Approach to Classroom Instruction - Stephanie Haglund

2:45-3:30 p.m.
Panel: Lessons Learned from Faculty Learning Communities - Rebecca Brown, Keith Norris, John Anderson, and Mark Maluga

3:30-3:45 p.m.

3:45-4:30 p.m.
Panel: DEI Will, Skill and Capacity: Professional Learning Communities as Fruitful Sites for DEI Learning - Susan Adams, Lisa Farley, Ryan Flessner, Brandie Oliver, and Mindy Welch

3:45-4:30 p.m. -- Double Paper Session
Paper: Redesigning a Public Speaking Course Through the Lens of Equity - Kevin Miller
Paper: Representation Matters: Sharing the “Meet-a-Scientist” Interview Series - Eric ("VJ") Rubenstein

Friday, February 24

10-10:45 a.m.
Panel: Responding to the Challenges and Needs of Our Students - Eva Grouling Snider, Jason Rivera, Kesha Coker, Gen Mager, and Molly Ferguson

10-10:45 a.m. Double Paper Session
Paper: Flipped Learning: When Talking Less is More - David Largent
Paper: Pedagogy of Care - Kathi Badertscher

11-11:45 a.m.
Panel: University Libraries High Impact Services and Innovative Technologies for Inclusivity and Student Success - Amy Petts, Laura Suman, Susan Taylor, and Amy Trendler 

11-11:45 a.m. -- Double Paper Session
Paper: Using Magic Performance to Teach Design Concepts and Facilitate Creativity - Tong Li
Paper: The Language of Disabilities - Courtney Jarrett

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch Break

1-1:45 p.m.
Panel: Black Hoosiers' Excellence and Resistance: Lessons From Our Co-Constructed Field Trip to Four Indiana Cities- WaTasha Barnes Griffin, Kendra Lowery, Beth Messner, and Kiesha Warren-Gordon

1-1:45 p.m. -- Double Paper Session
Paper: It’s not what you said, it’s how you said it: Motivational Interviewing and Socio-cultural Learning - Stephen Hessel
Paper: Querer es poder Magazine Project for Heritage Students of Spanish: Bicultural and Bilingual Identities for Advocacy and Heritage Language Maintenance - Chin-Sook Pak and Isabel Vazquez-Rowe

2-2:45 p.m. 
Panel: Strategies for Building Social Capital within the College Classroom - Lisa DaVia Rubenstein, Tina Ahmadi, Rebecca Gold, Gerardo Ramirez and Allison Southworth

2-2:45 p.m. -- Double Paper Session
Paper: Meeting the Measure: A Queer Criticism of University LGBTQIA+ Safe Zone Training Objectives - Laura Durr, and Peyton Bonine
Paper: Accommodating Executive Dysfunction in Writing: What Students Want - Emilie Schiess 

2:45-3 p.m.
Closing Remarks – Trudi Weyermann, Assistant Provost for Learning Initiatives