Inclusive Mentoring & Teaching Development
Access to these recorded guest expert webinars requires an active NCFDD Institutional Membership.
Haven't activated your FREE NCFDD Institutional Membership yet? Check on the instructions on how to do so listed below.
ACUE Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning Micro Course
This course begins on May 16, 2022.
Grand Valley State University is excited to offer our faculty a professional learning opportunity as part of our commitment to instructional excellence and student success. Over the upcoming spring semester, in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), faculty will have the ability to participate in micro-courses focused on the learning and implementing of research-based teaching practices, each shown to improve student success. Courses will be professionally facilitated and delivered online with a cohort of faculty members, with whom you will share insights and ideas.
This course offering will provide you with practices proven to more actively engage your students in learning and thinking critically.
The participants in this mini course can expect to be involved in the following:
- Managing the Impact of Biases
- Reducing Microaggressions in Learning Environments
- Addressing Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat
- Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
- Designing Equity-Centered Courses
Inclusive Excellence Teaching Institute
This is a THREE-DAY Institute that will meet for three full Fridays in May/June 2022 via zoom; May 13, May 27, and June 10. The Institute will meet virtually from 9am-3pm for each of the aforementioned dates with a one-hour break for lunch. Registrants are expected to attend all days.
Inclusive teaching involves a deliberate effort by faculty to create a learning environment that attends to and supports he needs of students with a variety of backgrounds, learning interests, and abilities. Inclusive pedagogical strategies shape the dynamics in teaching-learning spaces, affect 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.
The Inclusive Excellence Teaching Institute is specifically designed to provide Affiliate and Tenure-Track faculty at all ranks 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 and bias. Motivational frameworks, barriers to learning for diverse student learners and proactive strategies will also be introduced. Essential pedagogical approaches that promote an inclusive classroom environment will be modeled and explored. Through pre-assigned readings, access to group Bb site, and facilitated discussions, participants will begin the process of transforming their courses/curriculum, units and colleges.
For more information, please contact Chasity Bailey-Fakhoury at [email protected].
Registration is limited to 12 faculty members. Register in Sprout.
NCFDD Information & Recorded Webinars
The NCFDD virtual mentoring program is an independent online professional development training, and mentoring community dedicated to supporting successful career transitions. Graduate students, faculty at all ranks and career stages, unit heads, administrators, and staff can activate their personal accounts by following the steps outlined below.
- Go to www.facultydiversity.org/join
- Under "Select Your Institution," choose "Grand Valley State University"
- Select "Activate my Membership"
- Complete the registration form using your GVSU email address
- Check your GVSU email account to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click "Activate Account" in the email.
Your membership allows you to access tools to increase research and writing productivity and improve work-life balance. Some of these tools include:
- The weekly Monday Motivator
- Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
- Monthly Guest Expert and Multi-Week Course Trainings
- Access to the 14-Day Writing Challenge each semester
- Access to the Dissertation Success Curriculum for advanced graduate students
- And more!
Please contact Dana Munk ([email protected]) if you have questions or concerns.
NCFDD Recorded Webinars & Courses Focused on Race and Diversity
Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom edX Course
NEW DELIVERY FORMAT—FREE Self-Paced Course
Through real stories, reflection, and key research, learn how to create and sustain inclusive, student-centered learning environments.
U.S.–based and higher education-centered, this is a five-module, self-paced course that offers an inclusive teaching framework with multiple entry points for reflection and exploration of the research on learning and diversity. Anchored in the lived experiences of students and instructors, including your own, we invite you to explore strategies for inclusive course design, student-centered pedagogical practices, facilitating learning across difference, and change efforts that support student engagement, achievement, and belongingness. Come with a course of your own in mind, and design for inclusion as you make your way through Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom.
You will explore:
- Your formative experiences as a learner, teacher, and member of your discipline
- Strategies and exercises helpful in communicating effectively, facilitating discussion, and modeling inclusivity when unexpected issues arise
- Research, frameworks, and models that help us understand why and how diversity and inclusion matter in teaching and learning
Inclusive STEM Teaching Project
The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, a National Science Foundation grant-funded program, is designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and the ability of STEM faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff to cultivate inclusive learning environments for all of their students. This project is a collaboration between Boston University, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin – Madison, University of Georgia, Des Moines Area Community College, and University of Utah.
This program is designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of STEM faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff to cultivate inclusive learning environments for all their students and to develop themselves as reflective, inclusive practitioners.
Drawing on embodied case studies and vignettes, participants will engage in deep reflection and discussions around topics of equity and inclusion in learning environments across a variety of institutional contexts. Asynchronous online activities will be extended through in-person and virtual face-to-face learning communities on participating campuses.
History of Structural Inequality in the U.S. (Self-paced Course)
The Robert and Mary Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center invites all faculty to consider enrollment in a self-paced online learning opportunity meant to expand knowledge regarding structural inequality in the United States. This innovative short course comprises faculty-led video presentations, resources and strategies and personal reflection.
Those who enroll and participate in the series will:
- increase their understanding of the history of structural inequality in the U.S.
- gain tools for teaching about inequalities related to topics in the course
- identify interdisciplinary connections to their course content and disciplinary expertise
- gain skills in inclusive teaching practices
- have the opportunity to earn a digital badge
Topics covered in this series include:
- History of Inequality for African Americans in the U.S.
- History of Inequality for Asian Americans in the U.S.
- History of Genocide and Structural Inequality for Native Americans in the U.S.
- History of Inequality for Latino Americans in the U.S.
- History of Inequality for LGTB Identities in the U.S.
- History of Inequality Related to Immigration to the U.S.
- History of Religious Oppression in the U.S.
- History of Inequality for Women in the U.S.
- Identity Based Privilege in the U.S.
- Income Inequality in the U.S.
This series is housed on an Blackboard site. To enroll in the course and access the online materials, please email the Pew FTLC ([email protected]).
20 Minute Mentor Commons Inclusive Excellence Online Workshops
The 20–minute mentor commons are video-based programs designed to answer specific questions related to teaching and learning. They deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20–minute presentations designed to fit busy schedules. Below is a list of inclusive-excellence-focused topics that caught our eye.
Please contact the Pew FTLC ([email protected]) to learn how to access this amazing resource.