Overview 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
  • Thomas L. Hill 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 Thomas L. Hill 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, February 27, 2019

Attend the ISCORE  Conference

The Thomas L. Hill 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 1, 2019

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

Participate in Professional Development

Staff and faculty will have opportunities to engage in strategic dialogue about race and ethnicity in higher education and strengthen ISU’s work towards diversity and inclusion by guiding professionals to integrate NCORE-ISCORE’s ideals into a professional and personal development action plans.

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