SDS serves the University of Iowa’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by providing support and academic accommodations for students with disabilities.
FSDS is charged with providing leadership, expertise and consultative intervention to all University of Iowa faculty, staff and department management in matters related to employment and health conditions.
Faculty and staff from across the UI campus have created a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Style Guide that attempts to answer common questions and provide thoughtful guidance on topics that may arise when creating or editing content.
The CDC’s Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication emphasizes the importance of addressing all people inclusively and respectfully. These principles are intended to help public health professionals, particularly health communicators.
Guidelines for effectively supporting students with disabilities and the responsibilities of the student's instructors.
The University of Iowa has multiple types of support available for faculty to help them accommodate students who have disabilities.
Inclusive teaching is a pedagogy or teaching philosophy that employs multiple perspectives, materials, and learning supports to engage students across difference.
A host of simple teaching strategies—referred to as “equitable teaching strategies” and rooted in research on learning—can support biology instructors in striving for classroom equity and in teaching all their students.
Inclusive teaching refers to pedagogy that strives to serve the needs of all students, regardless of background or identity, and support their engagement with subject material.
The First Gen Task Force created documents based on research, University of Iowa data, and interviews with University of Iowa students to form recommendations for interactions with first-generation students.
University of Iowa Training Opportunities
The goal of this yearly interprofessional conference is to improve the delivery of culturally sensitive health care to increasingly diverse patient populations. Dental CE credit available.
In-person and virtual training and interactive opportunities available to faculty, staff, students, and residents.
Learn about the experiences of international students and scholars, and methods to foster skills for working with our increasingly intercultural campus community.
Available to faculty and staff via employee self-service.
Go to “My Career” and click on “LinkedIn Learning”
Once logged in, search “Diversity and Inclusion”
A free, online educational program with 3 modules accredited for oral health professionals by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A 16-CE credit self-paced online learning program hosted by the Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) with 16 learning modules that may be completed over 6 months.
Responding to Mistreatment
Toolkit strategies are designed for responding to patient-initiated verbal sexual harassment, but may be applied to other forms of mistreatment.
Suggestions on how to speak up against mistreatment and how to support someone who has been mistreated.
Explains the difference between “Calling-in” and “Calling-out” when responding to harmful words or actions and provides sample phrases to use.