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Diversi-Tea is part of an ongoing effort to facilitate communication among faculty and staff about issues related to inclusive teaching practices. In monthly sessions, faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to learn from one another and engage in dialogue about the various ways of incorporating inclusive teaching practices.

The goal of Diversi-Tea is to help faculty and staff gather insight on:

  • Engagement of diverse student populations
  • Teaching of self-regulation and study skills
  • Ways to prevent and address issues of incivility and bias
  • Self-assessment of their own cultural competency
  • Guided reflection activities for diverse learners
  • Communicating best inclusive practices with their colleagues

Fall 2018

The next Diversi-Tea will be offered on October 24 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in Hodges Library, 6th floor conference room. The topic will be “Managing Incivility & Difficult Dialogues in Online & Traditional Classrooms.” You can register for this session by visiting our workshop registration portal. If you can’t attend the session in-person, you can watch from your home or office via our webcast. If you plan on attending via the webcast, please let us know beforehand by emailing so we can mark you as present for attendance purposes.

Surveys. The TLI team has developed a faculty/staff survey and a student survey to learn more about faculty, staff and student interpretations of how to address incivility on campus. Our hope is that these survey responses will provide insight and help contribute to the broader discussion during the October Diversi-Tea session. All survey responses will be anonymous.

James Williams
Assistant Professor, Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Management

Kelly Rubin
Associate Dean of Students

Jennifer Gramling
Director of Online Programs, Teaching & Learning Innovation

 If you have any questions about Diversi-Tea or if you require disability-related accommodations, please contact Janelle Coleman at

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