BaCE workshops registration

Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

BaCEBe sure to complete your IDI pre-assessment prior to participating in any BaCE workshop below. Measuring both mindset and skillset, the IDI pre-assessment allows you to see how you make sense of and respond to cultural differences. It will only require 15 – 30 minutes of your time to complete!

Register for the IDI Pre-Assessment


Summer 2022 workshops

Group 1  Workshops

BaCE Pedagogy Summer Academy

Participants must attend all four dates:

  • Noon – 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 31
  • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, June 2
  • 1 – 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 3
  • Noon – 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 7

Register for BaCE Pedagogy Academy

  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitators: Shameem Rakha, Katherine Rodela
  • Presenters: Felix Braffith, Obie Ford III, Thabiti Lewis, LaRonda Zupp
  • Prerequisite: IDI Pre-Assessment
  • Open to WSU Vancouver faculty and graduate student associates
  • Participants will receive stipend and 5 hours toward BaCE certificate—must attend all four days of academy, attend all sessions (including fall 2022 and spring 2023 gatherings) and complete all assignments.
  • Maximum number of academy participants: 15
  • The 2022 BaCE Pedagogy Summer Academy provides equity-minded tools and supports implementation of culturally responsive teaching practices to impact student success, retention and sense of belonging. The academy is open to faculty, including graduate student associates, who teach 100-level courses, 200-level courses and/or UCORE and major gateway courses.

Group 2 Workshops

Flipping the Script: Illuminating the Strengths of BIPOC Students

12:30 – 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 31

Register for Flipping the Script

  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitators: Felix Braffith, Thabiti Lewis
  • Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment
  • Open to WSU Vancouver graduate students, staff, faculty, supervisors and administrators
  • This 50-minute workshop will ask participants to reflect on their professional beliefs of what it means to be a “college ready” student, especially right now. The notion of college readiness is often grounded in deficit thinking of historically underrepresented students in higher education, particularly students of color. Participants will explore ways to tap into the assets of historically underrepresented students at WSU Vancouver while simultaneously challenging participants to ask themselves how they may become a “student ready” educator.

Group 4 Workshops

We Love Reading with Obie and Renny!

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. June 13
Register for We Love Reading!

  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitators: Obie Ford III, Renny Christopher
  • Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment
  • This session recognizes LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  • Open to WSU Vancouver faculty, graduate students, staff, supervisors and administration
  • We Love Reading Group is a welcoming, supportive and brave space that features books with themes on equity, antiracism, justice, healing,  belonging, joy and love.
  • Summer 2022 Book Selection: "The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir," by André Leon Talley, Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • André Leon Talley was the indomitable creative director at Vogue during the magazine’s rising dominance as the world’s fashion bible. Over the course of five decades, his byline also appeared in Vanity Fair, HG, Interview and Women’s Wear Daily. "The Chiffon Trenches" offers a candid look at the who’s who of the last fifty years of fashion. At once ruthless and empathetic, this engaging memoir tells with raw honesty the story of how André not only survived the brutal style landscape but thrived—despite racism, illicit rumors and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry—to become one of the most renowned voices and faces in fashion.

Spaces of Affinity: How to Start an Identity-Based Employee Resource Group

2:30 – 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 12
Register for Spaces for Affinity: How to Start an ERG   

  • Location: Zoom  
  • Facilitator: Obie Ford III  
  • Prerequisite: IDI pre-assessment
  • Open to WSU Vancouver graduate students, faculty, staff, supervisors and administration
  • A Group 4 BaCE workshop

Employee Resource Groups are voluntary employee-led groups that foster a community and climate of inclusion, equity and belonging. During this session, participants will learn how to begin an identity-based ERG at WSU Vancouver.