FOR:

Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, and Grad Students 

OFFERED:

In-Person and Virtually 

REGISTRATION:

Zoom 

In partnership with Faculty Senate and Center for Teaching, Inclusive Education and Strategic Initiatives host 20-minute sessions focused on one specific skill or practice. 

Our goals are that individuals who participate in these sessions will:  

  • Explore quick skills and tips around relevant DEI-related topics 

  • Increase connection and exposure to larger initiatives across campus 

  • Build confidence around inclusive and equitable practices 

Each session is framed around thinking about what, so what, and now what. 

What:

What is the issue, challenge, or need to explore? 

So What:

What could be some pitfalls, unintended consequences or impacts if not addressed? 

Now What:

What is the first step? What resources or skills do I need to address this issue, challenge, or need? 

Previous topics explored include: 

  • How to Effectively Introduce Academic Accommodations to Create a Welcoming Environment 

  • Identifying and Addressing Microaggressions in the Classroom 

  • Identifying Individuals in Distress 

  • Managing Controversial Topics 

  • Practicing Pronouns 

  • Visual Descriptions and ALT Text 

If you would like to request a Sparkshop for your department or unit, please complete our Service Request Form.