Annual Classroom Climate Workshop

Associate Instructor Classroom Climate Workshop

In order to support the University's goals of supporting diversity and equitable instruction on campus, the CITL offers the annual Classroom Climate Workshop (CCW) 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 CCW, 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.

For Fall 2023, CCW will again be delivered by a set of asynchronous online modules. We are hopeful this format provides new 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 the CCW modules should be completed by 8:00 am EDT, October 1, 2023 to be included in completion reports for the campus and departments.

You may enroll in the Classroom Climate Workshops Canvas site here: login required.)

Note: CCW is separate from Associate Instructor Orientation. CCW 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 CCW completion reports should contact Greg Siering at

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