Inclusive Excellence


Inclusive Excellence Teaching Institute

May 3, 4, and 5, 2017. 3068 JHZ

Inclusive excellence refers to the use of pedagogical strategies that address the needs of students with a variety of backgrounds, learning interests, and abilities. These strategies contribute to an overall inclusive learning environment, in which students feel equally valued. In order to provide faculty with an opportunity to learn more about inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, the Pew FTLC, in partnership with the Division of Inclusion and Equity offer the Inclusive Excellence Teaching Institute (IETI).

Beginning with a 3 day intensive workshop from May 3rd through May 5th, 2017, the IETI is designed for Tenure track and Affiliate faculty who are new to the idea of engaging difference in the classroom, but are ready to make inclusiveness a focus in their teaching. The Institute will foster cultural humility in the classroom through examination of social identity, identify barriers to learning for diverse student groups, and will model, as well as, explore pedagogical approaches which promote an inclusive classroom environment. Through pre-assigned readings and facilitated discussions, faculty will begin the process of transforming their courses to reflect various aspects of inclusion.  Faculty who complete the 3 day intensive spring workshop will be given access to a group blackboard site and continue to meet monthly throughout the fall semester to reconnect and discuss the progress made in transforming their courses.

At the end of fall semester participants submit a welcoming, inclusive syllabus and a written reflection on how they have applied insights/materials garnered from participation in the Institute. Participants will receive $500.00 in professional development funds for full participation. Contact Dana Munk, Pew FTLC Faculty Fellow, munkd@gvsu.edu for more information.

The deadline for registration is April 21, 2017. Register here

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