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August 2020

Survive and Thrive! A ‘New’ TA Institute

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Survive and Thrive! As a graduate student, being assigned a Teaching Assistant role for the first time--or with an expanded set of TA responsibilities--can feel daunting. This 3-hour institute provides graduate students with functional skills central to their success in their TA roles. Sessions and workshops during this institute are designed to increase TAs' confidence around interacting with students, anticipating challenges and planning potential solutions, and effectively supporting students in their TA roles. Sessions include: Building rapport with students and cultivating student…

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Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Students with Disabilities

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Typically, when you have a student with a disability in your course, you receive a noticed about necessary accommodations for this student – and you allow for the accommodations to happen. In this webinar, you will learn high impact plus-one strategies to make your courses more inclusive without redesigning them entirely. Click for details and to register. This event is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Diversity and Development. Attendance is free with UNC’s institutional membership. You must use your…

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December 2020

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Community colleges are truly diverse settings, attracting individuals from all different walks of life with a common interest in advancing their education. If you are interested in exploring a career at a community college, then understanding the diversity of their student populations is crucial. This panel consisting of faculty and administrators from various community colleges will share insights on student diversity. We will also explore the types of inclusive teaching strategies that best support community college students and help to…

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Equity in Teaching Institute

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, December 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Center for Faculty Excellence will offer its third Equity in Teaching Institute, now in a virtual format. This two-day workshop offers instructors time, space, and resources to redesign their courses with an equity mindset. This year, we will give special consideration to remote teaching challenges and opportunities. Priority is given to those who are instructors of record. Learn more at

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February 2021

Lead Your Way: Diversity Networking and Career Conference

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for the inaugural Lead Your Way: Diversity Networking and Career Conference as we foster rich discussion on diversity equity and inclusion topics while promoting diverse talent for internships and full-time employment. This event is being offered as a collaboration between the Career Centers at Appalachian State University, NC Central University, UNC Chapel Hill, and UNC Greensboro. The event will feature break-out panels on topics related to diversity in the workplace featuring employers from organizations who have committed their…

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June 2021

Inclusive Teaching for a Diverse Student Population

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenters: Kelly Hogan (Dept. of Biology) and Viji Sathy (Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience) Research shows that active learning techniques reduce achievement gaps between different demographic groups.  In this workshop, we will discuss important issues instructors must consider when trying to teach in a way that is inclusive for all students. With the support of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Summer School, UNC’s Summer Institute on College Teaching is running a professional development workshop series this summer…

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The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project – MOOC

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Throughout this six-week online course, we will ask you to engage in deep reflection and discussions around topics of equity and inclusion in learning environments across a variety of institutional contexts. This course is designed to improve our participants’ awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of doctoral students, postdocs, and faculty to create inclusive STEM learning environments for their students. To center the identity of faculty and students and facilitate deep reflection, we employ key features including: embodied case studies, affinity spaces,…

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September 2021

A Graduate Student Panel on Exploring Race, Identity and Intersectionality

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our identities as graduate students impact how we experience race in higher education, and those experiences in turn impact the teaching and research we pursue. Join us for a powerful panel discussion of graduate students reflecting on their experiences and scholarship around race, identity, and intersectionality. Bring questions and prepare to reflect on your own experiences as part of this hour-long event. REGISTER

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Using Frameworks to Examine Race in Higher Education

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Explore different frameworks for understanding race and identity in the first event in our four-part series on antiracist learning. We will explore how this framework and others can help us understand the historical context of race and racism in higher education as well as steps we can take to develop a more authentic race awareness. Participants are encouraged to bring questions about these foundational concepts, and come prepared to reflect on your own identities, experiences, assumptions, and biases. REGISTER

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October 2021

Decolonizing the Curriculum in STEAM

Monday, October 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Discover new approaches to teaching in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) disciplines that can elevate historically marginalized perspectives and scholarship. In this event, we’ll unpack the increasingly popular concept of decolonizing curriculum, reflect on how decisions we make as instructors can impact which voices are prioritized, and explore ways to incorporate our students into these types of ethical and moral considerations. REGISTER

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