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A Seat at the Table: Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Learning and Teaching [Evanston Campus]

When: Friday, October 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: Norris University Center, 102 Evans Room, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Cost: FREE

Contact: Muveddet Harris   847.491.4586

Group: Searle Faculty Events

Category: Academic


A Seat at the Table: Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Learning and Teaching


Friday, October 11th - Cultural Competence in the Classroom 
12:00PM - 1:30PM

Wednesday, October 16th - Power & Positionality
12:00PM - 1:30PM

Wednesday, October 23rd - Difficult Conversations
12:00PM - 1:30PM      

Wednesday, October 30th - Social Identity and Learning
12:00PM - 1:30PM  

Cohort Design:

12-15 faculty members

2-3 facilitators per session

Location: Norris University Center (102-Evans Room), Evanston campus

Session Description: The Searle Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce a new roundtable discussion series: A Seat at the Table: Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Learning and Teaching. This series will bring together a faculty cohort to discuss topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in teaching and learning (e.g., facilitating difficult dialogues). During these roundtable discussions, participants will engage in dialogue with fellow attendees on selected readings as well as share their personal thoughts, questions, insights, and experiences with engaging in DEI work in higher education. The Seat at the Table series aims to create awareness about the importance of fostering inclusive classrooms and learning environments and to provide a space in which individuals can work together to further their understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Learning Objectives

     -Enhance knowledge of key DEI concepts that promote inclusive classroom 

      settings through empirical readings, self-reflection, and peer dialogue

     -Examine challenges in incorporating DEI concepts in the context of a learning


     -Apply DEI concepts and related issues to current events in higher education

     -Increase self-efficacy in intervening or serving as an ally when the 

      expectations of an inclusive learning environment are challenged

Participation in the roundtable series is limited and enrollment will occur on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants are expected to attend all 4 roundtable sessions on October 11th, October 16th, October 23rd, and October 30th. Registration will close Wednesday, October 9th. After we have reached the maximum number of participants, interested colleagues may be placed on a waitlist. 

Please direct all questions to Omari W. Keeles (, Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching.

*Registration Required. Please register.

****Location: Norris University Center (102-Evans Room), Evanston Campus


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