InclusiveVT Insights

Inclusive VT Insights are micro-learning modules available to all Virginia Tech Hokies, anytime, anywhere.

Each micro-video speaks to a diversity and inclusion topic. Many include a companion discussion guide for small group work.

Facilitate a discussion in your area. Use these general discussion guidelines to get started.

InclusiveVT Insights

InclusiveVT Topics:

Alicia Cohen, Director of Diversity Programs

Discussion Guide:  How can I be an ally?

Mark Nichols, Senior Director of Universal Design and Accessible Technologies

Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity

Discussion Guide: How do I make the Ut Prosim Difference?

Mark Nichols, Senior Director of Universal Design and Accessible Technologies, and Christa Miller, Director of Inclusive Media Design

Discussion Guide: How can I start making accessible content?

Lia Kelinsky-Jones, Doctoral Candidate, and Mingzhi Li, Assistant Director for International Student Programs

Michele Deramo, Assistant Provost for Diversity Education

Ashleigh “Bing” Bingham, Director of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Reese Ramos, Ombuds

Discussion Guide: How do I have difficult conversations?

Avery Bakely, Professional and Organizational Development Specialist

Najla Mouchrek, Program Director for Interfaith Leadership and Holistic Development

Henry Yampolsky, Assistant Director for Education, Outreach, and Conflict Resolution, Equity and Accessiblity

Discussion Guide: How do we practice active listening?

Byron Hughes, Dean of Students

Christa Miller, Director of Inclusive Media Design  

Discussion Guide: What is disability and is it diversity?

Michele C. Deramo, Assistant Provost for Diversity Education

Discussion Guide: What is diversity and inclusion at Virginia Tech?

Jill Sible, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor in Biological Sciences

Elsie Paredes, Associate Director of the Language and Culture Institute and Director of Advantage VT

Discussion Guide: What is intercultural competence? 

President Tim Sands

Discussion Guide: Why is diversity and inclusion important to Virginia Tech?