Texas Tech University

Institute for Inclusive Excellence

2016-17 IIE Cohort

 Institute for Inclusive Excellence Objectives/Goals

By the end of IIE, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and interpret equity and access in the classroom.
  • Discuss and apply strategies for inclusion in the classroom and in other roles on campus.
  • Identify components of their own biases and perceptions.
  • Analyze and explain models of privilege/oppression prevalent in higher education systems 

 Schedule of Events - Fall 2016

Thursday, September 22nd
10:00 – 12:00, TLPDC, Room 153
Living Out Our Identities in Service of Inclusive Excellence

Facilitator: Dr. Michele DiPietro 
Executive Director,  Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Professor, Department of Statistics and Analytical Science
Kennesaw State University

Parker Palmer writes that good teaching comes from the identity and the integrity of the teacher. Therefore, in our pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning for all our students, it is a wise investment to reflect on the multiple facets of our identity. Using an ecological identity model, this workshop will prompt participants to reflect and discuss how the intersections of all their identities interact with student identities to facilitate or hinder learning and illuminate points of strength and areas for growth.

Wednesday, October 19th
12:00 -1:00 (Lunch provided), TLPDC, Room 153
IIE Lunch and Discussion

Facilitator: Dr. Cynthia Dsauza
Assistant Professor, Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies
Texas Tech University

Please join us for an informal guided discussion over lunch with Dr. Cynthia Dsauza as we discuss how to move forward and apply ideas from our first presenter.  

Friday, November 4th
02:00-04:00, TLPDC, Room 153
Implicit Bias in The Academy

Facilitator: Dr. Ben Reese
Vice President, Office for Institutional Equity
Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Community & Family Medicine
Duke University

The talk will present theory regarding the development of “precursors” to implicit bias in early childhood and how they are believed to create the foundation for the development of actual implicit biases in adults. Data regarding the Implicit Association Test, along with several research studies,  will serve to describe the ways in which unconscious bias impacts decision-making in various contexts.  Implications of implicit bias within the academy will be discussed and strategies for the reduction of bias will be presented. 

 Application Process

Applications for the 2017-2018 Institute For Inclusive Excellence cohort will be open in Summer, 2017.

The application requirements include:

  1. Completed Application Form answering the following questions within the application.
    1. How will completion of the Institute for Inclusive Excellence allow you to help to develop graduates who recognize the challenges of inclusivity and diversity?
    2. What insights and experiences will you bring to the Institute for Inclusive Excellence that will enhance the cohort.
    3. Summarization of academic history, including degrees/certificates received, vocational training programs, professional institutes, etc.
    4. Description of current responsibilities
  2. Approval using the Department Chair and the Academic Dean Commitment Forms available in the application.
  3. Attach an Updated CV

Note: The selection committee will expect and consider a wide range and variety of experiences from the applicants.

See the Institute for Inclusive Excellence Modules for a more detailed look at the curriculum to be offered.

Click here to view  2015-2016 Cohort Members

For more information regarding the Inclusive Excellence Institute, please send an e-mail to Suzanne Tapp or call (806) 742-0133


Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center