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INCLUSIVE: A Faculty-Focused Showcase of Equitable & Effective Teaching Practices
We all strive to ensure that our teaching is informed by research and beneficial to our students, especially those who are least advantaged. Often, we rely on colleagues within our departments or teaching and learning centers for feedback and ideas. Less accessible to us are the innovative and inclusive pedagogies that are actively being piloted and refined outside of our home institutions.

The INCLUSIVE summit will feature practical approaches to effective, equitable, and technology-supported teaching and learning. During this half-day, virtual event, faculty from across disciplines and institutions will share their experiences applying principles of culturally responsive teaching, digital learning, community building, and data-informed instruction to meet the needs of their courses and students.

INCLUSIVE is a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded peers, learn about emerging practices, and engage in discussions about how to adapt strategies and resources for new and distinct teaching situations.

This event is free and open to the public, and all participants will earn a badge for attending these sessions. Registration is required.

Schedule at a Glance

12:00-12:35 PM EST | Keynote and Call to Action with Dr. Ruanda Garth-McCullough (Achieving the Dream)

12:35-1:15 PM EST | Students and Faculty Speak | moderated discussion featuring student and faculty voices

1:20-2:05 PM EST | Emphasizing Care, Culture, and Community in the Classroom | faculty-led panel session

2:10-2:55 PM EST | Disciplinary Matters: How Can Faculty Best Support Diverse Student Learners within their Disciplines? | concurrent sessions for writing instructors, math instructors, instructors in the sciences, and administrators/faculty support staff

3:00-3:45 PM EST | Designing for Equity with Digital Learning and Educational Technologies | instructional designer-led panel session

3:50-4:00 PM EST | Closing Remarks with Dr. Jessica Williams (Every Learner Everywhere)

Jul 13, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Ruanda Garth-McCullough, Ph.D.
Director of Program Development @Achieving the Dream
Ruanda Garth-McCullough, Ph.D., is the Director of Program Development at Achieving the Dream (ATD). Dr. Garth-McCullough leads the Every Learner Everywhere digital learning initiative at ATD. Her expertise in culturally relevant teaching guides her professional development work in the equity and inclusion space. She has worked with colleges and k-12 schools to educate staff and instructors on the methods of culturally responsive teaching and revise curriculum across disciplines. Ruanda supports educators to invite and integrate their students’ cultural knowledge as a cognitive tool in service of their achievement and success. Her workshops and coaching lead teams of educators to investigate equity for each element of their practice from policies, syllabi, and instruction to assessments. For 12 years, Dr. Garth-McCullough was a faculty member in the School of Education at Loyola University of Chicago. Ruanda is a proud graduate of the University of Chicago and Wesleyan University.