As models of lifelong learning, continuous improvement, and inclusive excellence, our faculty have the opportunity to strengthen our community by engaging with trainings focused on improving the campus and classroom experience. Trainings and resources are facilitated by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs in partnership with the Office of Inclusive Excellence and other campus and community leaders.

To register for one or more of the workshops listed below, fill out our form.

Trainings and Workshops

This 90-minute workshop explores implicit bias and micro-aggressions in university settings. Participants will learn to recognize their own biases and develop strategies to respond non-defensively when becoming aware of those biases.

Dates and Times

  • Monday, March 16, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location

Bracken Library, BL 104

Discuss characteristics of Generation Z to help faculty establish engaging, effective partnerships with their students.

Dates, Times, and Locations

This 60-minute workshop reviews the overarching principles of inclusive pedagogy and universal design. Faculty will learn the tools needed to create a more inclusive course experience in their classrooms. This event is hosted by John Anderson and David Concepcion from the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Date, Times, and Locations

  • Wednesday, February 12, 3-4 p.m. at the Student Center, SC 237 (Forum Room)
  • Tuesday, February 18, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Student Center, SC 208 (Pineshelf Room)
  • Thursday, February 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.at the Student Center, SC 237 (Forum Room)
  • Monday, February 24, 9-10 a.m. at the Student Center, SC 237 (Forum Room)

This 90-minute workshop provides the skills necessary for conflict resolution and prevention, as well as classroom management skills to create and maintain a positive classroom environment to deescalate and prevent conflict. This event is hosted by the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies advisory board and faculty members Lawrence Gerstein, Maria Hernandez Finch, Cheri Madewell, Christine Satory, Gerald Waite, and Kiesha Warren-Gordon.

Dates and Times

  • Tuesday, February 18, 3:30-5 p.m.

Location

Student Center, SC L-28 (Multipurpose Room)

In this session, participants will discuss ways they can build student success by shifting their classroom experience to address student needs while meeting course outcomes. This event is hosted by Michelle Clemons of IUPUI.

Dates and Times

  • Monday, February 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Location

Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room

This event can also be attended online.

This talk reports on a direct questionnaire examining students’ attitudes towards the effect of the three innate psychological needs on learning. The goal of the talk is to show how support and satisfaction of these needs will ensure that our classrooms provide a welcoming learning environment and improve students’ learning and achievement. Presented by Abdelaadim Bidaoui from the Department of Modern Languages and Classics.

Dates and Times

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2-3 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, March 10, 12-1 p.m.

Location

Bracken Library, BL 104

This 90-minute workshop explores implicit bias and micro-aggressions in university settings with an emphasis on the student experience. The session provides examples and strategies to help make a more inclusive campus experience for the entire community. This event is hosted by Bobby Steele of the Multicultural Center and Melinda Messineo of the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Dates, Times, and Locations

  • Friday, February 28, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 16, 2-3:30 p.m.

Location

Bracken Library, BL 104

This interactive session will allow participants to work through sample scenarios and apply what they’ve learned about Generation Z learners. Moderated by the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and the Office of Admissions.

Dates, Times, and Locations

  • Tuesday, March 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Student Center, SC 208 (Pineshelf Room)
  • Wednesday, March 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Student Center, SC 237 (Forum Room)

This workshop is hosted by Ruby Cain of Educational Studies and Melinda Messineo of the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Dates and Times

  • Tuesday, March 17, 4-6 p.m.

Location

Student Center, Cardinal Hall A

This workshop is hosted by Ruby Cain of Educational Studies and Melinda Messineo of the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Dates and Times

  • Tuesday, March 31, 4-6 p.m.

Location

Student Center, SC 303 & 305

This workshop is hosted by Ruby Cain of Educational Studies and Melinda Messineo of the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Dates and Times

  • Tuesday, April 14, 4-6 p.m.

Location

Student Center, SC L-28 (Multipurpose Room)

This session will explore how the simple concept of a "certificate" grew into something that is changing the Marian University campus through the building an inclusive community. This event is hosted by Elizabeth Osika and Mona Kheiry of Marian University.

Dates and Times

  • Monday, March 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Location

Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room

This event can also be attended online.

Learner experience design (LX) is a method of pedagogical development that takes into consideration the student at each step of the learning process. The host of this session, Christian Rogers of IUPUI, will present an overview of the method and discuss a recent workshop where faculty utilized the first steps of LX to interview students, develop empathy maps, and reframe an assignment in their course.

Dates and Times

  • Monday, April 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Location

Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room

This event can also be attended online.

Spring 2020 Faculty Summit on Inclusive Teaching

March 26, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Connect and collaborate with your faculty peers from across Indiana at this Ball State University-hosted event. We will be exploring outstanding examples of teaching and encouraging faculty members to create new alliances for improved learning outcomes. Learn more.

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