Call for 2023-24 EDI Consultant Program (Applications Due Monday, Sept. 25)

The overarching goals of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Consultant program are to increase UWGB’s use of evidence-based inclusive and equity-minded teaching strategies, reduce equity gaps, and promote an academic environment in which all students feel welcome and have the opportunity to succeed. The program defines diversity broadly and has included projects on student parent advocacy, first generation college students, Indigenous pedagogies, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Now entering its third year, the EDI Consultant program has evolved and will be implementing some changes for 2023-24. In an attempt to serve even more instructors, UWGB will begin offering the program with two tiers. Thanks to generous support from Vice Chancellors Dr. Kate Burns and Dr. Dawn Crim, we are calling for applications to each tier with the hope that we can support both instructors with advanced skills in the pedagogies mentioned above and those who have little or no experience with inclusive teaching approaches, but who want to learn more.

Tier One – EDI Training and Micro-Credentialing

The first tier will be called the EDI Consultant Community of Practice. It will engage selected instructors in readings, peer review, and other activities designed to help them reflect upon and improve their own course(s) by following evidence-based principles of equity-minded, inclusive instruction and universal design (which aims at course design that serves the needs of all). The experience will run for the academic year. At the end of the year participants can claim the title of “EDI Consultant,” a certification or credential that will remain with them for their time at UWGB. We hope this community of practice will have at least one representative from each of the four colleges at UWGB. Instructors of all experience levels, both in teaching overall and in inclusive pedagogies, are welcome to apply.


Selected applicants will receive a stipend of $1500 for the 2023-24 academic year. Participation will involve approximately 3 hybrid or virtual meetings per semester, completion of assigned readings, and a final deliverable of 2-3 modules of one of their current courses in Canvas with revisions made to enhance inclusivity and universal design practices. A short reflection paper on the kinds of course revisions made and why will also be required.

To Apply

Send an email to that includes the following: name, unit, brief (2-3 page) teaching-related CV, and a one-half to one-page (maximum) statement of interest explaining why you wish to become an EDI Consultant and what courses or issues you hope to work on. Deadline: 9/25/23.

Tier Two – EDI Project Leaders

The second tier is intended for instructors who have completed Tier One of the program already and are prepared to independently enact (or continue with) a substantial, ongoing EDI-related project focused on instructor development. An example of a substantial, ongoing project might be something like offering well-developed monthly sessions during an academic year for instructors on teaching and supporting students who are neurodivergent. Standalone presentations or consultations with colleagues would not be sufficient to meet the criteria for a “substantial” and “ongoing” project.

Note that this additional tier is not routine or expected of consultants who have completed Tier One. The Tier Two EDI Project Leader grants are designed to support those who have completed Tier One and wish to continue existing programs or develop new program proposals with exceptional potential to have a positive, sustained impact on instructors either within a college or university-wide. Successful proposals will also be assigned an undergraduate intern to provide support for the project.


Selected applicants will receive a stipend of $1500 for the 2023-24 academic year. The specific details of participation will be outlined in a written agreement at the beginning of the academic year based on the nature of the project.

To Apply

Send an email to that includes the following: name, unit, brief (2-3 page) teaching-related CV, and a one-half to one-page statement of interest describing your proposed project and why or how you believe it will benefit UWGB instructors and, thus, UWGB students. Under separate cover, please ask your Dean or one of the EDI Consultant co-leaders (Stacie Christian or Kris Vespia) to write a short letter (about a paragraph) of support for this project and your involvement in it. That letter should also be sent to Deadline: 9/25/23.

Session Recording: “Getting Starting with Canvas: Building Your First Module” (Aug. 25, 2023)

Session Description

New to Canvas and not sure where to start? In this one-hour workshop, we will walk you through the essentials for building your first module! Learn about the features you might need to prepare your class including pages, assignments, discussions, and quizzes.

Session Recording: “Creating and Sharing Video Recordings with Kaltura My Media” (Aug. 31, 2023) 

Session Recording

Instructors at UWGB can use Kaltura My Media to create, upload, and share videos in Canvas courses. Join us for a one-hour session where we will cover how to create and share engaging instructional videos with Kaltura’s easy-to-use media tools and unlimited storage space.

Session Recording: “Getting Your Canvas Gradebook Going” (Aug. 30, 2023)

Session Description

Maintaining an accurate gradebook in Canvas benefits students in any class modality. Bring your questions to this session as we explore the ins and outs of using the feature-rich Canvas gradebook.

Importable Canvas Resources on Canvas Commons

CATL has created several Canvas resources that UWGB instructors can import directly into their Canvas courses through the Canvas Commons. To import any of the following resources in your course, access Commons from the global navigation menu while signed into Canvas, and search for the resource by its title below. You can import the resource directly into your course(s) right from Commons. For full instructions, please see the KnowledgeBase guide Canvas (Instructors) – Importing a Resource from Canvas Commons.

  • UWGB Student Resource Module – This importable module provides information to students on how to use Canvas and how to get help from student support services at UW-Green Bay.
  • UWGB Name Pronunciation Recording Assignment – This importable assignment guides students through the process of making a very brief audio or video recording of themselves pronouncing their own name, saving that recording to their Kaltura My Media library, and then adding a share link to that recording to their Canvas user profile’s “Links” section. Students and instructors can then access each other’s profiles through the People page or discussions to listen to each other’s name recordings and learn how to pronounce each other’s names.
  • Kognito Training Assignments – Assign a Kognito training simulation to students as part of your course to prepare them to engage with issues of mental health, inclusion, and wellness. Find out more about Kognito and each available training on the UWGB Wellness Center’s website.
    • UWGB Kognito “At-Risk Mental Health for Students”
    • UWGB Kognito “Cultivating Inclusive Communities”
    • UWGB Kognito “Sexual Misconduct Prevention”
    • UWGB Kognito “Alcohol and Other Drugs”