Nevada Engineering Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (NEATLE) consists of four principals, known as PAWS: Prepare, Advance, Welcome and Serve.
To ensure students and faculty are welcomed, the goals are to:
- train faculty to design inclusive learning environments that ensure students are treated equitably, are able to access learning and have a sense of belonging;
- honor the Morrill land grant mission to deliver on the promise of providing the citizens of Nevada with a better future by providing access to learning;
- enhance the land grant promise by developing mechanisms to better provide access for all learners (for example, traditional out-of-state, non-traditional, veterans, transfers, international, minority, underrepresented, disabilities and LGBTQ2+); and
- engage with the “K through gray” philosophy by enhancing outreach beyond current practices and providing enhanced learning, training and professional development at all levels.
- Director of NEATLE
- Assistant Dean for Assessment, Compliance and Evaluation
- Associate Dean for Student Affairs
- College of Engineering Diversity Committee
- Develop College of Engineering faculty engagement with K-12 and community (beyond current outreach and recruitment practices).
- Collaborate with University’s Diversity Office to develop trainings.
- Engage faculty in self-reflection to address the ways systemic inequalities influence teaching and learning.
- Train faculty on accessibility tools, the use of research-informed content and evidence-based pedagogical methods designed for inclusion and equity.
- Broaden the faculty’s understanding, diagnosis and resolution of barriers to learning.