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CIPhER Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education & Research

Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment in the Graduate Education Setting

In keeping with policies resulting from COVID-19, this program will be only offered via Zoom.
Co-sponsored by CIPhER and the Office of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion
12:00-1:00 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2020, Via Zoom
Inclusive teaching and learning practices are instrumental in creating and maintaining a learning environment where all participants are fully engaged and respected, and where all participants are open to ideas, perspectives, and ways of thinking that are distinct from their own. These practices support meaningful and accessible learning for all students. This program will consist of discussion and strategies aimed at creating inclusive learning in the graduate education setting.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  1. Recognize examples of unconscious bias, stereotype threat, privilege, and microaggressions, both in themselves and in others
  2. Explain how inclusive practices in the laboratory, classroom, and other group settings positively impact student learning and how the lack of inclusivity or the presence of unconscious bias might negatively impact the student experience
  3. Recognize the perspectives and experiences of graduate students in relation to feelings of diversity and inclusion
  4. List strategies to implement and facilitate inclusive pedagogical practices in research mentoring, teaching, and advising
12:00 – 12:10:  Welcome and relevance of session to graduate education setting at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
12:10 - 12:20:  Definitions and examples of unconscious bias, stereotype threat, privilege, and microaggressions; importance and benefits of having a diverse and inclusive
                            environment in the education and research setting
12:20 - 12:40:  Small group breakouts to discuss cases relevant to graduate education
12:40 - 12:55:  Large group discussion on key points and strategies to implement and facilitate inclusive learning practices
12:55 - 1:00:   Closing
Target Audience:  This program is designed for all faculty, staff and trainees working in an experiential setting.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Tuesday, September 15, at 5 p.m.

The University Of North Carolina Eshelman School Of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE program 0046-9999-20-261--L04-P provides 1.0 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit. To receive CE credit, participants must sign-in upon arrival (in class or online), attend the entire program and complete the evaluation within 60 days of the program date (included in LECE which will open after the workshop). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. **No partial credit will be available**
Presenter Information
Michael Jarstfer, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate Education & Associate Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
As Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Mike Jarstfer is the Director of Graduate Studies for Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD Program and in this role advances innovative approaches to enhance graduate training. The Jarstfer lab is interested in targeting telomere biology for aging disorders and cancer treatment strategies and exploring the mechanism of oxytocin in controlling social behavior.
Iris R. Wagstaff, PhD, STEM Program Director, American Assoication for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Iris R. Wagstaff is a STEM Program Director in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at AAAS where she leads efforts focused on broadening participation, workforce development, and inclusive innovation. She is a former AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the DOJ National Institute of Justice where she developed and led an agency-wide strategic diversity and inclusion initiative. She is a research chemist with 15 years at Dow Chemical and also a social scientist whose research focuses on motivation in STEM. She serves on the Boards of several organizations that include NOBCChE and the Chemical Society of Washington. She has spent >20 years mentoring and developing partnerships between industry, academia and government. She is a faculty member of the UNCG chemistry department. Dr. Wagstaff is the Founder of Wagstaff STEM Solutions, an educational and DEI consulting firm. She has received several honors that include the AERA Science Teaching Research Award, BEYA Science Trailblazer Award, NOBCChE Presidential Award for Mentoring, and the Women of Color in STEM Promotion of Education Award.
Event FAQ
  • A Zoom link will be provided prior to the session via a confirmation Outlook invitation.  To receive CE credit, you must be registered for the program and we must be able to tie your registration to your Zoom login (use your name).  If your login to Zoom is different from your name, please send an email to with details.
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Date: Sep 18, 2020 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Registration closes on Sep 15, 2020 05:00 PM

Activity Type

  • Knowledge



Registration closes on Sep 15, 2020 at 05:00 PM

Registration Closed  

Activity Number

Date: 09/18/20
Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Registration Closed