​Inclusive Pedagogy Project

Phase II: Spring 2014 Interactive Presentations

Building on the success of last fall's Whistling Vivaldi reading circles, on Friday, March 28, 2014, we hosted a two-part presentation on diversity, inclusivity, and equity. (Please see the flyer for more information.)

Morning: UW-Stout

In the morning (from 9:00-11:30 am) our colleagues from UW-Stout presented an overview of their diversity project "Infusing Diversity Across the Curriculum" and facilitated focused discussions. A digital story can be viewed on YouTube.

Afternoon: Valerie Purdie-Vaughns

In the afternoon (from 1:30-4:00 pm) Dr. Valerie Purdie-Vaughns presented current research on stereotype threat and facilitated a workshop on evidence-based interventions to counteract the effects of stereotype threat.

For more information about these presentations, please contact: David Hastings (David.Hastings@uwsp.edu or at 715-346-4046).


Phase I: Fall 2013 Reading Circles

During the fall 2013 semester, we organized a series of reading circles focusing on the book Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele.

With the generous support of UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID), we were able to provide 30 free copies of this book to those faculty and academic staff members who wish to participate. David Hastings and Deborah Tang (our OPID representatives on campus) supported this effort.

The focus of the discussions last fall semester revolved around “stereotype threat” and we plan to support additional conversations about inclusivity, diversity, and equity throughout the rest of the year. Participants were expected to attend all meetings; at the second meeting, Professor Jody Lewis (Psychology) provided an overview of stereotype threat. Here is a link to her presentation:

For more details, please refer to the flyer announcing the fall reading circles. Additional details will be coming soon, so please check back as we continue to update this page with more opportunities to get involved.


If you have any questions or wish to receive more information about the Inclusive Pedagogy Project, please contact: David Hastings (David.Hastings@uwsp.edu or at 715-346-4046).