Inclusive Excellence

2019 Inclusive Excellence Teaching Institute

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th 2019. JHZ 3068.

This is a THREE-DAY Institute that will be held over three consecutive Fridays (May 31, June 7, & June 14) from 9am—3pm.  It is intended for Unit Heads and Assistant/Associate Deans.

Inclusive teaching involves a deliberate effort by faculty to create a learning environment that attends to and supports the needs of students with a variety of backgrounds, learning interests, and abilities.  Inclusive pedagogical strategies shape the dynamics in teaching-learning spaces, affect the individual's experiences in those spaces, and influence course and curriculum design.  Inclusive teaching attends the range of identities in the classroom and helps all students feel equally valued.

This spring, the Inclusive Excellence Teaching Institute, a 3-day intensive workshop, is specifically designed to provide Unit Heads and Assistant/Associate Dean's with a transformative space to learn and strategize about inclusive excellence in teaching and learning.  The Institute will encourage an atmosphere of cultural humility through the examination of social identity bias.  Motivation, barriers to learning for diverse student learners and proactive strategies will also be introduced.  In addition, pedagogical approaches that promote an inclusive classroom environment will be modeled and explored.  Through pre-assigned readings, access to group Blackboard site, and facilitated discussions, participants will begin the process of transforming their courses/curriculum, units and colleges.

The Institute will run from 9am—3pm each Friday with lunch provided by the Pew FTLC.  To allow time for pre-reading and preparation, the deadline for registration is Friday, May 3, 2019.

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2018 Inclusive Excellence Teaching Institute

May 2, 3, and 4, 2018. 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 2-4, 2018, 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, for more information.

The deadline for registration is April 21, 2018. 


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