INFORMATION FOR FACULTY & STAFF

What is NCORE-ISCORE?

The NCORE-ISCORE Project was created to support Iowa State University’s diversity efforts. It is a yearlong project centered on issues of race and ethnicity at Iowa State. The project provides an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to engage in positive interactions and dialogue and includes participating in two conferences:

  • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) a national conference geared towards building multicultural relations
  • Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)—Iowa State University’s local initiative designed to provide an ongoing platform of sharing and applying new knowledge through presentations and workshops.

How can faculty and staff get involved?

Faculty and staff are critical partners for the NCORE-ISCORE program. There are many opportunities for faculty and staff involvement:

  • Attend the ISCORE Professional Development pre-conference

    The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) offers a professional development opportunity for all faculty, professional, and merit staff. These sessions provide a structured environment to enhance your understanding and sensitivity to cultural differences. Many of the sessions will focus on providing tools to improve employee interactions and create inclusive workspaces.

    This pre-conference is free and open to all university employees.

    Professional Development Pre-conference
    Wednesday, March 1 2017
    11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Attend the ISCORE 2017 Conference

    The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is the university’s local initiative designed to provide an ongoing platform of sharing and applying new knowledge through presentations and workshops. The conference support the university's Mission to "create, share, and apply knowledge... and make Iowa and the world a better place.”

    This conference is free and open to all university employees and invited guests.

    Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)
    Friday, March 3, 2017
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Memorial Union
    Iowa State University

    Check out the program archives to see past sessions and presenters.

  • Present at the ISCORE 2017 Conference

  • Participate in the Change Agent Academy

    2016 was the launch of the Change Agent Academy, a professional development component of the NCORE-ISCORE program. The NCORE-ISCORE Change Agent Academy is a professional and personal development program designed to broaden skills in dialogic practice and change agent work. Participation in the Academy allows staff and faculty to engage in the work of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus – with a focus on race and ethnicity.

  • Attend the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE)

    Join us in New Orleans on May 29–June 2, 2017! You and several colleagues are invited to be part of the NCORE-ISCORE team! Every year the university sends a delegation of faculty, staff and students to NCORE to represent the university’s mission and commitment to diversity.