Upcoming Events and Ongoing Programs


DiversityEDU is an online module through Canvas that offers faculty and staff skills-based development in areas of equity and diversity. Using case scenarios and practical applications, DiversityEDU is a research-based resource for faculty and staff as UNCG continues to strive for inclusive excellence.

Participants have access to two module types: a faculty/staff module or an academic search committee module. Participants who complete either of the two-hour modules will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Office of the Provost.

Don’t miss this great opportunity and resource. Request access here.

2018 EDI Institute featuring Sustained Dialogue –  August 3, 2018

Join the UTLC and Sustained Dialogue for a day-long institute on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Classroom. This annual institute provides faculty with opportunities to explore topics related to equity in today’s learning environments, from inclusive language to handling difficult conversations. Faculty will work with a skilled educator to develop tools and strategies for discussing topics, creating inclusive conversations, understanding aspects of identity, and “navigating classroom dynamics, advising/mentoring, and conflict” (Sustained Dialogue).

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Sign up here.

EDI Dialogues

These once-a-month afternoon dialogue opportunities are focused on faculty sharing their experiences with each other. With skilled educators at the helm, each dialogue offers an opportunity to go deeper on topics of equity and inclusion that impact our campus.From teaching diverse communities to acknowledging needs, these dialogues build on campus experiences and expertise.

Be sure to join us for the first EDI Dialogue on August 29th with a panel on inclusive practices that support the LGBTQ community in the classroom.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided. No registration required.

All dialogues are held once per month on a Wednesday from 1-2 pm. Here are the dates for the 2018-2019 academic year:

Fall: August 29, September 26, October 24;

Spring: January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24

Fall 2018 Reading Day: The Inclusive Active Classroom, November 29

Creating an active learning classroom has the potential of becoming an incredibly inclusive space for learning.  Join the UTLC for a day-long workshop on developing active learning strategies that promote inclusive learning.

In this two-part workshop, participants will begin by examining the critical frameworks for an inclusive classroom, how active learning practices translate to inclusive practices, and the importance of reflective strategies and facilitation to the inclusive learning process. In the afternoon, participants will explore both low- and high-tech opportunities for learning environments, including games and virtual reality, and design potential strategies to take with them to their classrooms.

We look forward to seeing you on Reading Day!

EDI Literary Circles

Literary circles begin in September (Fall) and February (Spring), run for two-months based on the schedule of the group, and end with a “lunch ‘n learn” opportunity. Participants will receive a copy of the book and meet 4 to 5 times to discuss. Two of the books for Literary Circles in the 2018-2019 academic year are related to equity, diversity, and inclusion:

Fall – Knowledge for Social Change: Bacon, Dewey, and the revolutionary transformation of research universities in the twenty-first century (Benson, et al)

Spring – Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Freire)

Join us for great discussions on EDI in higher education and your classroom.

Learn more about Literary Circles and sign up here!

Past Events

2017 Annual EDI Institute featuring Sustained Dialogue

Here are some images from our EDI Institute on August 4, 2017:

Presenters introduce the session to the group of participants Participants look at questions and challenges posted around the room Participants look at questions and challenges posted around the room Whiteboard activity about dealing with issues of intent versus impact Presenter debriefs intent versus impact activity Closing slide about what participants will take away from the day

Look forward to joining us again in August for our next EDI Institute!

Reading Day with Stephen Brookfield – Inclusive Classrooms

Participants write on the whiteboard during an activity about inclusive classroom strategies

Watch the video of Stephen Brookfield’s Reading Day session on Inclusive Classrooms

UTLC Resources for Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom