Personal and Professional Growth

Personal and Professional Growth

Inclusive Excellence (IE) at NC State is committed to building a community of faculty and advisors aware of barriers to student success and engaged in changing their teaching and mentoring to create inclusive learning and research environments. We also welcome administrators and staff to join us as we extend our conversations beyond the classroom and research lab, into policies and procedures and institutional structures.

The IE@NC State Initiative is bringing nationally-recognized organizations to campus to supplement training opportunities already available. We also offer annual 2-day IE Scholars Workshops in which faculty explore topics related to systemic oppression and inclusivity while applying what they learn to change how they teach their courses. Those interested in developing course-based research experiences (CREs) can extend their workshop to a third day to focus specifically on how to develop or adapt their course(s) to include research experience.

To date, over 500 faculty, staff, administrators and graduate students have participated in one or more of our offerings, committing more than 2100 hours.

Upcoming Diversity, Equity, & Inclusivity Workshops sponsored by IE@NC State

IE Reflection Meetings

Additional Training Opportunities at NC State

  • Inclusive Excellence Certificate (IEC), workshop series offered by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) — register for IEC
  • Office of Faculty Development’s RED Inclusive Teaching Certification
  • GLBT workshop offerings — available through REPORTER by searching “GLBT”
    • Project SAFE
    • GLBT Advocate Lunch and Learn Series
    • A Thousand Papercuts: GLBT Microagressions
    • many more
  • Also available through NC State’s REPORTER system:
    • DiversityEdu (required of all NC State faculty and staff)
    • Green Zone training
    • Impact > Intention: Understanding Implicit Bias
    • Unconscious Bias: Insight for Inclusivity


Past Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Trainings sponsored by IE@NC State
Five Shifts in Research Praxis towards Decolonizing Science (hosted by Dr. Madhusudan Katti)
  • April 2023  – 25 faculty, staff, and graduate students from 9 departments, programs or unites
Inclusive Excellence (IE) Scholars workshops (hosted by IE@NC)
  • May 2022 — 20 faculty and advisors from 7 departments
  • August 2021 — 12 faculty and advisors from 4 departments
  • May 2019 — 6 faculty from 2 departments
Introduction to Systemic Racism (hosted by Crossroads)
  • March 18, 2022 — 16 faculty and staff participants across 8 departments, programs or units
  • March 17, 2022 — 30 staff and administrative participants
  • Jan 6, 2022 — 30+ faculty and staff participants across 6 departments, programs or units
  • Jan 7, 2022 — 20+ faculty and staff participants across 5 departments, programs or units
  • May 13, 2021 — 14 faculty and staff from 8 different departments or units across two institutions
  • March 5, 2021– 13 faculty and staff from 8 different departments, programs or units
  • February 1, 2021 – 20+ administrative, faculty and staff participants
  • January 8, 2021 –  20+ administrative, faculty and staff participants
Interrupting Scientific Racism Through More Effective Science Education (hosted by Crossroads)
  • December 13, 2021 — 14 faculty and staff participants across 6 departments or units
Developing Effective Strategies for Classroom Disruptions & Incivility (hosted by Effective & Efficient Faculty)
  • November 2021 – 30 faculty and staff
Preparing for Difficult or Controversial Classroom Topics (hosted by Effective & Efficient Faculty)
  • September 2021 – 41 faculty and advisors from 12 departments and 3 institutions
Introduction to Courageous Conversation (hosted by Courageous Conversation)
  • August 16, 2022 — 30+ graduate teaching assistant participants
  • February 26, 2021 — 60+ faculty, staff and student participants (15 departments, programs and units)
  • October 23, 2020 –  60+ faculty, staff and student participants
Building Faculty Capacity for Leveraging Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (hosted by VISIONS)
  • November 6, 2020  — 22 faculty and advisor participants (3 departments)
  • September 25, 2020 – 20 faculty participants (3 departments)
Breaking Down Barriers breakout session at the College of Sciences Diversity in STEM Symposium (hosted by IE at NC)
  • February 2020 — ~70 participants, including faculty, staff, students and community partners