2022 North Carolina PKAL Regional Network Meeting

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEM: Practical Applications for the Classroom

February 4, 2022
A Virtual Event
Hosted by North Carolina A&T State University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1601 E. Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411




North Carolina A&T State University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) are pleased to announce the 2022 meeting of the North Carolina PKAL Regional Network: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEM: Practical Applications for the Classroom. The virtual meeting will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Event Synopsis

There has been much focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in STEM higher education in the past two years, but most of this effort has been on high-level issues, such as support/ally statements and policy refinement. Less discussion has been focused on practical applications related to how we can weave EDI principles into the classroom. The goal of this meeting is to focus on classroom-level strategies to address EDI issues, including ways to (1) facilitate classroom discussion to ensure all students’ voices are heard, (2) develop course materials that showcase a variety of inclusive perspectives, and (3) strategize approaches that  for creating a classroom environment of inclusive excellence.

Event keynote speakers are Dr. Gail Jones, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Science Education at North Carolina State University and Dr. Angela White, Assistant Dean of Student Success at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. 

We encourage attendees to have syllabi and other course materials available during the meeting so they can self-reflect on ways to advance their classroom EDI efforts during the breakout sessions and in the expert-led workshop / keynotes. Additional knowledge sharing will occur during morning lightning idea talks and poster sessions where attendees selected from the call for abstracts can present their own work that connects with our event theme.

Event Registration

Coming soon!

The general registration fee is $55 per person; graduate student registration is $25 per person. The registration deadline is January 27, 2022. Space is limited.

Non-tenure-track STEM faculty are encouraged to attend, and are eligible to receive a registration fee waiver. Waivers are limited. First-come, first served. The waiver is contingent on participation in a one-hour listening session for non-tenure track STEM faculty attendees and the PKAL executive office. This listening session will serve to inform the future ways in which PKAL is able to ensure that the professional development needs of our non-tenure track colleagues are met. 

For additional information about the 2022 North Carolina PKAL Regional Winter Meeting, please contact:

Conference Directors

Dr. Kelsie Bernot
North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Christopher K. Rhea
University of North Carolina at Greensboro