The Center for Social Equity and Inclusion’s Teaching and Learning Lab workshops support faculty professional development and pedagogical innovation. Our schedule provides regular opportunity for the sharing and dissemination of practices aimed at creating inclusive and engaged classroom environments and supporting faculty in effectively addressing the needs of our students. We also offer a number of informational sessions on research support and funding opportunities at RISD. Largely interactive and collaborative, our workshops are RISD-centered, faculty led and focused, and aim to build an archive of resources for faculty support in the classroom. Our mission is to address and accommodate faculty needs, so please let us know of any requests or feedback at

Upcoming Faculty Workshops

Faculty workshop | Reconstructing the Library  (Part 2)

Academic and public libraries are often celebrated as providers of valuable collections and services, an example of successful public infrastructure and a...

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6:30pm
Faculty workshop | Inclusive Syllabi

The course syllabus is often a student’s first contact with you and your course; it sets the tone for the course and plays a crucial role in clarifying goals...

Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:15pm
Virtual Event
Faculty workshop | Feel Your Way

This experiential workshop continues to explore sensory and thought awareness in considering and responding to artwork. We’ll start with a brief conversation...

Monday, November 1, 2021 10am
Virtual Event
Faculty workshop | From the Street to the Class and Back

In the past couple of years, faculty and students have been coping with a global health crisis while at the same time mobilizing to create and sustain groups...

Thursday, November 11, 2021 5pm
Virtual Event
RISD Seal Fallback

This session will allow faculty members to take a deeper dive into processes offered through our office and connect on best practice in terms of referrals,...

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
Faculty workshop | Zoom Pedagogies

In this workshop we will share experiences, examples, and pedagogical strategies of using Zoom for different types of learning, learning objectives, and...

Monday, November 22, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
RISD Seal Fallback

This session will discuss foundational concepts around microaggressions and purposeful misgendering and also educate faculty members on identifying what they...

Thursday, December 2, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event