Cultural Training for UI Departments

UI faculty and staff can earn a global certificate through the Building Our Global Community cultural training program. We recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of BGC in 2014-15!  International Student and Scholar Services, in conjunction with UI Learning & Development, offer workshops on skills and insights useful to faculty and staff as they seek to educate and serve our international community. Those participants who complete the required introductory workshop plus their choice of four specialized workshops will be awarded a global certificate.

ISSS is also available to give presentations on specific topics to departments and programs upon request.  If interested please contact .

Faculty and instructors may also be interested in programs offered by the Center for Teaching that focus on inclusive teaching and diversity.  Staff can provide methods and resources for engaging students across difference, including teaching consultations upon request.

The UI Chief Diversity Office has a new certificate program, BUILD:  Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity, focusing on more broad issues of diversity, inclusion, bias, etc.  Much of the content in this series is useful when working with international students and scholars.