Equity and Inclusion

Teaching in Troubled Times

Co-hosted by the American Cultures Center, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Division for Equity and Inclusion, and the AIS, this dialogue series explores how our classrooms and student experiences are differentially impacted by external factors at the local, regional, and national levels.

To be scheduled topics for Fall 2018 include:

CTL Teaching Dialogues

The Teaching Dialogues series is a regular campus-wide discussion on pressing topics related to teaching and learning, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching.

Lessons from the Biology Scholars Program (BSP)

For more than 25 years, the Biology Scholars Program (BSP) has challenged ideas about who can succeed in science, by providing a supportive environment tailored to the needs of students from underresourced communities. The program has produced more than 3,500 biology graduates (80% URM)--many of whom have gone on to advanced study and/or successful careers in STEM-related fields.

Squeezed on All Sides: Economic Pressures Facing Berkeley Students

October 26, 2018, 11:00am
How does the high cost of living in the Bay Area affect Berkeley students and impact their learning, health, and academic success? Hear from faculty and staff who are working to alleviate some of these issues and join in a discussion about what we, as individuals and as a campus, can do to help.

Effective Strategies for Retaining Low-Income and First-to-College Students in STEM: Lessons from a Biology Scholars Program (BSP) Course

September 20, 2018, 12:00pm
Registration is unavailable.

Many intended majors leave STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines in their first year of college, discouraged by their experiences in lower division pre-requisite courses. How can we better understand this phenomenon and create interventions to encourage students, particularly from underrepresented and marginalized groups, to continue and be successful? What can we learn from existing campus programs that have proven effective?

Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR)

The Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR), formerly known as Waves of Innovation, is an annual showcase celebrating the work of Berkeley instructors, particularly with regard to novel or effective strategies for student engagement, large-enrollment courses, student writing, assessment, and student-faculty collaboration.

Universal Design and Best Practices for Accessibility

August 8, 2018, 3:30pm
Registration is unavailable.
Please join the Disabled Students Program (DSP) for the third in a summer series of open forums for faculty. The intent of these forums is to share information with instructors and get feedback to help us improve our processes. This forum will focus on universal design and best practices for teaching students with disabilities.

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS)

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable nation.

Division of Equity & Inclusion (E&I)

The Division of Equity and Inclusion (E&I) advocates for equity in inclusion and access for students, faculty, and staff on campus. Its work includes supporting the diverse campus community in an efforts to bridge the gap in different levels of advancement and success.