TIGER: Diversity on Campus

Stay tuned for details for the spring 2015 Diversity Training

(2014 Session is listed below for your reference)

Diversity in the Classroom and on the Job Market

June 23-26, 2014

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Working experience with diversity issues in higher education is essential to effective and appropriate classroom teaching and invaluable on the academic job market.

The Graduate Teacher Program (GTP) is hosting a four-day interactive diversity training for CU Boulder graduate students. The training is designed to help CU Boulder STEM TAs, RAs, and GPTIs (other disciplines welcome if space allows) incorporate diversity and inclusion into their classroom teaching and prepare for their academic careers. Full attendance satisfies 16 workshop credits toward the GTP workshop requirement of the Certificate in College Teaching and/or the workshop or project portion of the Professional Development Certificate for Preparing Future Faculty. There is no fee for the training, only a required commitment to participate and complete all four days. Participation is limited to 20 registered participants. Participants must apply to reserve their place in the workshop by June 16, 2014. They will be notified by June 13, 2014 regarding their acceptance.

 Apply here by JUNE 16, 2014

Goals for the training are:

  • To confront issues of diversity on the Boulder campus
  • To provide a conceptual framework to help graduate teachers develop their own approach to inclusive teaching and to expanding diversity in all fields
  • To help college teachers incorporate diversity and inclusion into their own classrooms
  • To guide graduate teachers in their career planning 

Requirements for Participation: 

  • Participants must be graduate students in good standing in a graduate program at CU Boulder.
  • Participants must commit to attend and participate in all four days of training.
  • Participants must be interested in incorporating diversity and inclusion effectively into their classrooms and academic careers.
  • Participants must have the intent to contribute to the understanding and growth of all program participants.


  • Participants will reflect on their own relationship to diversity and how it informs their incorporation of diversity into the classroom at CU Boulder and later in their academic or professional career.
  • Participants will create a lesson plan and a diversity statement that may be included in a teaching portfolio.