LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Workshop and Certificate Program

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center collaboratively developed this three-part LGBTQ+ Inclusivity workshop series and certificate program. The goal of the program is to prepare instructors to responsibly and effectively integrate inclusive teaching practices into their courses. Upon completing the workshop, participants are prepared to write an inclusive syllabus, assignment, and classroom activity. Our desired outcome is to inform educators who will positively impact student learning and retention, nurture a culture of acceptance, and foster a more inclusive campus.

The workshop goals encourage participants to:

  • Become familiar with UWM’s LGBTQ+ people, culture, experiences, identities
  • Develop an understanding that LGBTQ+ identities vary
  • Define allyship as an ongoing process
  • Examine their personal beliefs and how they might inform certain prejudices
  • Prepare to responsibly and effectively integrate inclusive teaching practices into their courses

This workshop was partially funded by the Office of the Provost’s Academic Staff Professional Development Award, and was open to UWM Faculty, Teaching Academic Staff, and Teaching Assistants.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is not currently being offered, due to remote working conditions and staffing limitations. However, we are developing a fully online workshop about inclusive teaching and justice, and we hope to incorporate topics from this workshop into that online workshop. When conditions and staffing permit, we may be able to resume this workshop and certificate program.

For further information or questions, or if you would like inclusive teaching resources, please email Sarah MacDonald at CETL.

We also recommend that you contact UWM’s LGBTQ+ Resource Center for further LGBTQ+ resources and support.