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Table 2 Agenda for Inclusive Excellence Workshops by year with goals highlighted for each session

From: Creating inclusive classrooms by engaging STEM faculty in culturally responsive teaching workshops

  2015 2016 2017
Thursday evening Pre-survey, setting the framework, video presentation on inclusive education, and sharing of results of on-campus interviews Pre-survey, creating the learning community, introductions, and goals Pre-survey; introductions, value of learning names, and gender pronouns; and overview of dialogue training (4-stage model)
 Session Goala: Goal #2 Goal #3 Goal #1
Friday morning Introductions, goals, norms/ground rules, how we work, and defining terms (e.g., stereotypes, diversity, inclusion, culture, intent vs. impact) Multicultural teaching, academic culture, multicultural life assessment, defining terms, and best practice/research-based examples for enhancing student academic success (e.g., group work, culturally responsive teaching, active learning, growth mindset) History and research on intergroup dialogue; dialogue vs. debate vs. discussion; (stage 1) creating an environment for dialogue: communication guidelines/safe and brave spaces; and (stage 2) dialogue communication skills: active listening dyad activity, sharing of identity objects, and defining social identity
 Session Goala: Goal #2 Goals #2 and #3 Goals #1 and #3
Friday afternoon Setting expectations; listen to understand iceberg activity; presentation on culture, frames of reference, and impact on underserved students; and dynamics of group power (one up, one down) Teaching styles and learning preferences and barriers to student success in STEM classrooms (e.g., strategies to counteract stereotype threat, respond to microaggressions, and overcome implicit biases) (cont. stage 2) social identity experiences, impact on marginalized groups, understanding power, privilege, and oppression, and cycle of socialization; (stage 3) overcoming implicit bias: neuroscience of bias, microaggressions, empathy; and themes from on-campus interviews
 Session Goala: Goals #1 and #2 Goal #2 Goals #1 and #2
Friday evening Continuation of afternoon session Group presentations on bias incidents in the classroom (Stage 4) taking action/becoming an ally: responding to difficult moments in the classroom, factors affecting classroom climate, and role play activity with STEM-relevant scenarios
 Session Goala: Goals #1 and #2 Goal #2 Goal #3
Saturday morning Making connections/perspectives of persons of color; student voices/what students need to thrive; reflection and action planning for creating an environment of inclusion; and post-survey Diversity and inclusion; Issues facing URG faculty in STEM; social identity self-awareness and implications for the classroom; and post-survey Tools and resources, applications to integrate into teaching, action planning; and post-survey
 Session Goala: Goals #1 and #3 Goals #1 and #3 Goal #3
  1. aGoal #1, social identity awareness; Goal #2, understanding barriers to learning in diverse classrooms, including the impact of faculty attitudes on students; Goal #3, taking action to modify teaching practices in ways that support the success of all students