Monday 21 October, 9.30am - 12.30pm

As university educators and practitioners, we all aim to support our students to achieve to their full potential, valuing their diverse backgrounds and ensuring they can participate fully in university learning experiences.

We invite you to join our guest, Associate Professor Amani Bell (IRU Vice Chancellors’ Fellow), along with a panel of esteemed Griffith colleagues to discuss the multi-faceted nature of diversity, equity and inclusion in learning and teaching during a ‘Q&A’ style interactive panel session.

Creating Inclusive Learning Cultures

Tune in from 9.00 am on Monday 21st October, 2019 to watch this event online via Ustream

About the panel session

During the session, panellists will share their experiences and respond to questions posed by audience members in the room and online regarding culturally-responsive, sustainable and equitable teaching practices that nurture inclusive learning environments and support the learning of diverse student populations in various university learning contexts.

You will have the opportunity during the session to engage in discussions and pose questions such as:

  • How do I develop supportive and equitable learning environments that recognise, respect and engage a diverse range of learners?
  • What inclusive teaching practices would help students with diverse backgrounds to feel valued and able to fully participate in learning?
  • How might I incorporate differentiated learning and teaching approaches to foster student learning in my context?

Prior to the session, all members of our learning and teaching community are welcome to submit questions or comments relating to diversity, equity and inclusion in learning and teaching using the button below. We welcome your input and thank you for your contribution and/or questions in advance!

Submit a question for the panel

Special guest panellist

We're excited to welcome Associate Professor Amani Bell (IRU Vice Chancellors' Fellow ) back to Griffith as our special guest panellist.

Associate Professor Amani Bell

Innovative Research Universities’ Vice-Chancellors’ Fellow

Associate Professor Amani Bell is the Innovative Research Universities’ Vice-Chancellors’ Fellow, and is based at Western Sydney University. Previously she was an academic developer at The University of Sydney. Her research takes a participatory approach to exploring the challenges and opportunities of higher education. She is lead editor of the book 'Understanding Experiences of First Generation University Students: Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Methodologies', published by Bloomsbury in 2018. She is a Senior Fellow of, and accreditor for, AdvanceHE, and is co-editor of the Higher Education Research & Development Journal.

Meet the panel members

We are excited to welcome the following esteemed Griffith staff to our Q&A panel session:

Associate Professor Michelle Whitford

Dean (Learning & Student Outcomes), Office of the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Dr Sophiaan Subhan

Learning & Teaching Consultant (Curriculum), Office of the Dean (Learning & Teaching), Arts, Education and Law Group, educator and sociolinguist interested in ways that learning and teaching intersects with axes of identity

Dr Leah Coutts

Lecturer, Music Learning & Teaching, Queensland Conservatorium (Arts, Education & Law) & advocate for Students as Partners in learning

Ronell Wilson

Lecturer, First Peoples Health & Practice, School of Medicine, Griffith Health, and strong advocate for education and training for students on First Peoples Health and to provide pathways for students to work within First Peoples communities

Dr Natalie Osborne

Lecturer, School of Environment & Science (Griffith Sciences) and Griffith Sciences Equity Champion (Disability)

Professor Rebecca Ford

Dean (Research), Office of the PVC Griffith Sciences & PVC Nominated Equity Champion (Griffith Sciences)

Dr Kerry Bodle

Senior Lecturer in Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics (Griffith Business School) & GBS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Academic Director

Dr Kerry Taylor-Leech

Senior Lecturer in Applied linguistics, second language teaching & curriculum literacies, and the equity representative on the Community Engagement, Equity and Service Committee in the School of Education and Professional Studies within the Arts, Education & Law Group

Associate Professor Roselyn Rose'Meyer

Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching), School of Medical Science, Griffith Health and Chair of the Health Group Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee

Event details


Monday 21 October

9.30 am - 12.30 pm


Nathan campus

Sir Samuel Griffith Centre (N78) 1.19

Online via YouTube

Participate online via Ustream

This event includes morning tea.

How to register

Copy or write down the course number for this event: G13034

Staff can register directly for events by using self service in the staff portal.

Log into the Staff portal > Key Services > My Staff Page > Training and Online Resources > Face2Face Training > Search by Course Number. Enter the Course Number G13034

Face to face at Nathan campus: Session number 0001

Online via Ustream: Session number 0002

Go to the staff portal

Check your registration status

Check your registration status at any time by viewing your personal Training Summary page. Log into the Staff portal > Key Services > My Staff Page > Training and Online Resources > My Training Summary.

You will also receive a calendar confirmation a few days after registering.

Need help?

If you require any assistance or wish to cancel your enrolment, please contact Wynita Adams.

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