Classroom Climate Modules

Associate Instructor Classroom Climate Modules

In order to support the University's goals of supporting diversity and equitable instruction on campus, the CITL offers the Classroom Climate Modules (CCM) each fall. This program satisfies the requirements established by the Bloomington Faculty Council that all new Associate Instructors receive training in enhanced understanding of cultural diversity. In CCM, we orient graduate student instructors on compliance with federal laws and IU policies regarding classroom inclusion and equity, and provide opportunities to learn about and apply key concepts related to equitable and inclusive teaching.

This training is delivered by a set of asynchronous online modules, with this format intended to provide new Associate Instructors (AIs) with more flexibility in their busy schedules at the start of the semester. Graduate students may self-enroll in the Canvas course and complete the training at their own pace. While we encourage AIs to complete the modules prior to or early in their assignments, all work on these modules should be completed by 8:00 am EDT, October 1, 2024 to be included in completion reports for the campus and departments. AIs hired later in the year should complete the modules as soon as possible after their assignments.

The 2024 CCM site will be available here on August 1, 2024. (IU login required.)

Note: CCM is separate from Associate Instructor Orientation. CCM meets a campus requirement for all new AIs, while AI Orientation is recommended and required by some departments. CCW is also separate from any required department- or school-based training.

Department or school leaders wishing to receive CCM completion reports should contact Greg Siering at

Contact if you have any questions about CCM or have problems with the Canvas site.