Inclusive Excellence-Related Planning and Professional Development for Faculty & Staff
Inclusive Excellence is a campus-wide initiative. It builds on both faculty and staff priorities: to provide the best education we possibly can, in the best workplace we can create. Everyone has a place at the table. Everyone can learn more. Everyone can benefit.
There's plenty to learn, and plenty of ways to learn!
Planning & Goal Setting: Remember that Inclusive Excellence is a process: we get there step-by-step, by making one manageable change after another. Here are some tools to help you.
- UNITS (including academic departments): The The IE Planning "Scorecard" (opens in .pdf) builds on the "Equity Scorecard" model that AAC&U and UW System have adopted for the Inclusive Excellence initiative. UW-L's IE Implementation Taskforce adapted the IE Scorecard model and provided some action ideas and some possible assessment measures in each of the four IE Scorecard categories. Units can use this document for strategic planning around university-wide goals as well as unit-specific goals.
- INSTRUCTORS: The Inclusive Excellence Inventory of Practices for Instructor
Roles (open to UW-L only) can help both individual instructors and
academic departments to plan and enact specific changes specific to instructor
responsibilities. The Inventory categories align with the Planning Document
above. The system will return an individual report to the user with
instructions to enter your participation into UW-L's electronic portfolio.
chairs can request a department-level report that summarizes the inventory
results for all the members of the department
- Department chairs can request a department-level report that summarizes the inventory results for all the members of the department
- STAFF: The Inclusive Excellence Self-Developer for Non-Instructional Academic Staff offers ideas and helps individuals keep track of what they're doing every year. This generalized online inventory will return an email to you listing the items you selected to do.
- REPORTING: Individuals and units should report their IE activities as part of their annual review or reporting processes. Academic departments and colleges should report aggregate and/or unit-wide activities in Digital Measures as part of their annual summaries.
Face-to-Face Workshops, Dialogues & Presentations:
- INSTRUCTORS: Center
for Advancing Teaching and Learning (CATL) works primarily with
instructors. Learn how to define learning outcomes with diversity as a central
component, incorporate diversity into courses, curricula, and teaching
strategies, develop courses and learning experiences that research shows work
well with a broad range of students. Learn to diagnose barriers to equity and to
student learning and develop strategies to address them.
- The Faculty Seminar on Teaching For Diversity offers instructors and staff a safe, engaging environment to discuss teaching and learning issues for diverse students, as well as what it means to be the "face of diversity" as an instructor.
- PIE Days (Promoting Inclusive Excellence) is an annual Fall event. New topics every year!
- Diversity Dialogues is an annual Spring event. New topics every year!
- Cultural Competency (Campus Climate) series: facilitated discussions on a range of inclusivity and diversity issues.
- Awareness through Performance A student troupe designs their own 1-act plays, with several performances annually. Your opportunity to hear from students! Don't miss it!
- Food For Thought Brown Bag Film Series (Campus Climate) A spring series. Bring your lunch. Bring your thoughts!
- Disability Accommodation and Access
- Online Sexual Assault education
- Sexual Harassment education
- Videotaped presentations and workshops previously conducted on campus ("Inclusive Friday" brown bags on bullying, supervising student workers, working with difficult people, microaggressions, being an ally to LGBT people - and lots more!)
- Cultural Competency self-study modules (CATL) (UW-L only; may require login) On particular populations, and on specific teaching and learning situations.
- CATL's annual reading list
- Murphy Library Diversity Resources