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Teaching Statement & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement Consultations

We use evidenced-based strategies to coach others on writing teaching statements and DEI statements. Crafting these statements provides writers with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and center student learning in the process. We apply our pedagogical expertise and equip writers to vividly articulate their teaching identity and commitment to diversity in their disciplinary contexts. In our consultations, we review drafts and provide non-evaluative feedback and pose self-directed questions for improvement. We look forward to working with you.

Meet Our Consultants

Laura Struve, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director of Graduate Student Development, FIC

Laura Struve consults with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students on teaching statements and DEI statements. Learn more about Laura here. 


Kaitlyn Farrell Rodriguez (she/her/hers)

Ph.D. Candidate, English

Graduate Teaching Consultant, FIC

Kaitlyn consults with graduate students and postdocs on teaching statements and DEI statements. Learn more about Kaitlyn here.


Schedule a Consultation

Schedule an appointment with one of our consultants here.  Please note: graduate students, please schedule your consultation with Kaitlyn Farrell Rodriguez or Laura Struve. For faculty members, please schedule your appointment with Laura Struve. In order to maximize our time together, we require you to upload a draft of your teaching and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion statement at least two business days before your appointment. 

Resources for Drafting Your Documents

To guide you in your writing process, please visit our Crafting a Teaching Statement page, and our Drafting a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement page, which offer topics and reflective questions to consider in drafting your documents.