Inclusive Teaching Forum 2019 - Register to Join

The third annual Inclusive Teaching Forum (ITF) will be held on February 13, 2019, at Norris University Center on Evanston Campus (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM). The forum is designed to help educators at Northwestern (faculty, doctoral students, postdocs, staff, and administrators) to collectively advance equitable and inclusive learning and teaching environments across the university. The ITF is a day-long experience which includes workshops, a lunchtime plenary on intersectionality, and small group discussions aimed at fostering inclusive learning environments.
ITF participants will:

  • Explore intersectionality and its impact in learning and teaching contexts;
  • Engage critically with case studies to explore authentic student experiences and their impact;
  • Engage in discussions around promising practices for inclusive teaching and learning;
  • Continue to foster a culture of inclusive teaching practice.

Registration required. Please register to join us on February 13th at:

Please note: Schedule and content are subject to change as we finalize the day’s events. Please visit this page for updates closer to the event date:

Tentative ITF Schedule

  • 8:30-9:00     Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:30     Welcome and Introductory Remarks
    • Speakers TBD
  • 9:30-11:45     Morning Session
    • Case Studies focusing on Undergraduate Experiences in Learning and Teaching 
    • In this interactive session, participants will engage with several case studies drawn from real experiences that undergraduates have experienced inand out of Northwestern classrooms. Undergraduate “student ambassadors” will help facilitate the conversation and share their insights during the discussion. They will also help participants explore their own responses and generate short and long-term strategies.
  • 11:45-12:00     Break
  • 12:00-1:30     Lunchtime Plenary
    • Professor Moin Syed will be discussing intersectionality and what this means for learning and teaching in higher education.
    • Moin Syed, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies & Associate Chair for Curriculum, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota
  • 1:30-3:45     Afternoon Session
    • Case Studies focusing on the experience of Graduate and Professional Students
    • In this interactive session, participants will engage with several case studies that graduate and professional students have experienced in and out of Northwestern classrooms.
  • 3:45-4:00     Closing Remarks
    • TBD