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Coming Soon: Equitable & Inclusive Course for Faculty

An immersive cohort on equity and inclusive course design

In Spring 2022, a new immersive, 10-week course launches for faculty and staff, designed to create and improve intentionally inclusive and equitable courses. Using conversation and reflection, the program leverages a variety of course design and instructional strategies to support faculty in creating and supporting their own responsive and inclusive classrooms.

This program is a collaborative effort, created and facilitated by Instructional Technology, the Faculty Development Center, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging, Student Conduct and Community Standards, and the Office of Student Disability Services with faculty partners leading sessions.

The course learning outcomes include: 
  1. Create a personal philosophy of equitable and inclusive pedagogy.
  2. Evaluate strategies to address challenges of equity and inclusion.
  3. Identify key elements of course design that can promote equity and inclusion to benefit all students.
  4. Reflect on teaching and learning experiences as part of an inclusive community of inquiry.
Participants will be expected to complete an asynchronous module per week (approximately a 30-minute weekly time commitment) and attend 5 synchronous sessions to explore a variety of topics. Upon completion of the course, participants will earn a micro-credential to demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course.  

The course is scheduled to begin in early February 2022. More information about registration will be shared on the Instructional Technology myUMBC group early in the new year. 

For any questions, please contact Josh Abrams or Collin Sullivan

Posted: December 14, 2021, 9:59 AM