Workshops and Events


The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence is dedicated to cultivating a culture of lifelong learning, faculty development, and integrative teaching. As part of this effort, the CFDE provides workshop opportunities and events that enable faculty members to improve teaching and pedagogy approaches.

Disability Workshop IV: Accommodation Letters and Accessible Classrooms

Co-Sponsored with the Department of Accessibility Services

Tuesday, April 16th, 10:00-11:30 AM (hybrid) 
How should instructors navigate accommodation letter requests from students, from assessing the letter to meeting with students one-on-one to integrating changes into their courses? Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) and the Department of Accessibility Services (DAS), this workshop will provide faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers with tools for generatively addressing student accommodations to foster accessible classrooms. With a focus on accommodation letters, this workshop will break down, step-by-step, how to structure conversations with students about their accommodation needs. In turn, this workshop emphasizes how accommodations creates opportunities to develop and implement accessible pedagogy that can ideally support all students in a course. The workshop will further highlight the complementary resources the CFDE and DAS offer to support instructors in these necessary efforts.

This session is open to faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars. Please let us know if there are any accommodations that we can provide to facilitate your participation in this workshop.


Neurodiversity Today: Navigating Accessibility in Higher Education

Alex Grizzell, CFDE DEI Teaching Fellow
Thursday, April 18 from 11:30-1:00 (hybrid)
Jones Room Woodruff Library and Zoom

Whether conceptualizing “neurodivergence” as a collection of pathological learning disabilities, a learning/performance label, a cognitive type, or an aspect of identity, there’s no denying that neurodiversity has become a popular, relevant, confusing, stigmatizing, and rapidly evolving topic for our societies to grapple with. Here, we consider what the term “neurodiversity” means in a post-COVID world and how we can work alone and together to shape our classrooms, departments, and university spaces to ensure accessibility, inclusivity, and support for our current and future neurodivergent students (and colleagues).

Please let us know if you need accommodations in order to participate in this workshop. Please provide us with as much information as possible so that we find ways to make our workshop format, meeting room, and/or materials support your needs as much as possible.

Integrating the Identity Toolkit Workshop

co-sponsored with the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives

Monday, April 22nd, 2:00-4:00 pm (hybrid)

CONVENERS: Jason T. Ciejka, Nitya P. Jacob, and Kenya Casey

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, in partnership with The Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives, presents a training session for faculty leading study abroad programs. Discover how to integrate the Identity Toolkit into your pre-departure orientations, fostering a supportive environment for addressing identity-related challenges that may arise during students' study abroad experiences. 

This session is open to faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars.

Please let us know if there are any accommodations that we can provide to facilitate your participation in this workshop.

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Affirmative Action, SCOTUS, and College Admissions: What Has Been the Impact at Emory?

Friday, April 26th, 2:00-3:30 pm (hybrid)

Presentation Room, Oxford Road Building (1390 Oxford Rd.)

CONVENERS: Ivone Foisy, John Latting, Mindy Simon, and Donna Troka

In June 2023, The Supreme Court of the United States struck down affirmative action programs in college admissions. In this session, we will talk with Mindy Simon, Associate General Counsel, John Latting, Associate Vice Provost, and Dean of Admissions, and Ivone Foisy, Executive Director of Admission and Enrollment at the Rollins School of Public Health about how the university changed their approach to admissions in response to the decision, and what impact, if any, this decision had on admissions at Emory.

Please let us know if you need accommodations in order to participate in this workshop. Please provide us with as much information as possible so that we find ways to make our workshop format, meeting room, and/or materials support your needs as much as possible.

Register