Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL)

IEP Workshop Series

The Spring 2022 IEP Workshop Series focuses on the TRUTH Framework, developed by Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton. Each of the five levels – Teach, Reach, Unite, Transform and Heal - represents an intentional growth progression from self-inquiry to collaborative interactions.

The framework supports a culture in higher education that: recognizes identities of self and others; identifies strategies that benefit students of varying abilities and perspectives; creates new and meaningful relationships; and supports an inclusive and equitable education that empowers differences and fosters a sense of belonging. 

Each workshop will explore a specific level of the TRUTH Framework and implications for integrating into diverse learning environments. Workshops will be discussion based, giving participants the opportunity to engage with how these ideas inform their own pedagogical practices. Participants will leave with a one-page practical application guide to help them apply these topics in their courses. 

All sessions are held virtually using Microsoft Teams. Use the Registration Links below to register for each section. By registering you'll receive email meeting link, calendar invite and reminders of the events. We look forward to engaging with you in these conversations!

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Friday, January 28, 10:00-11:30am - Register here
Facilitated by Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton and Dr. Ruthmae Sears


Friday, February 18, 10:00-11:30amRegister here
Facilitated by Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton and Dr. Ashley Reese


Friday, March 4, 10:00-11:30am - Register here
Facilitated by Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton and Dr. Jane Govoni


Friday, March 25, 10:00-11:30amRegister here
Facilitated by Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton and Dr. Cayla Lanier


Friday, April 15, 10:00-11:30am - Register here
Facilitated by Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton and Dr. Ashley Reese
IEP Workshop Facilitators

The Spring 2022 IEP Workshop Series is facilitated by (from left to right) Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton, Dr. Ruthmae Sears,  Dr. Ashley Reese, Dr. Jane Govoni, and Dr. Cayla Lanier.


The IEP Workshop Series is organized by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal
Opportunity and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. For questions, please email:  


Previous Workshops - Fall 2021 

Leveraging differences to promote inclusive excellence: Addressing the myths and realities of equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education

Facilitators: Drs. Tony Kong and Tricia Penniecook
Date: Oct. 1, 2021 10 - 11 am


Implementing inclusive and equitable strategies in higher education to promote student success

Facilitators: Drs. Daniel Cruz, Alexis Mootoo and Sylvia Thomas
Date: Oct 15, 2021 10 - 11 am

Cruz, Mootoo, and Thomas

Engaging in difficult conversations: Tips and best practices

Facilitators: DeWayne Anderson, MA and Theresa Burress, MLS
Nov. 5, 2021 10 - 11 am

DeWayne Anderson and Theressa Burress

Teach, Reach, Unite, Transform, and Heal (TRUTH): A framework to catalyze systemic changes to promote inclusive and equitable practices

Facilitators: Drs. Denise Davis-Cotton and Ashley Reese
Date: Nov 19, 2021 10 - 11 am

Davis-Cotton and Reese