An immersive cohort on equity and inclusive course design
In Fall 2022, an immersive, 10-week workshop 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:
- Create a personal philosophy of equitable and inclusive pedagogy.
- Evaluate strategies to address challenges of equity and inclusion.
- Identify key elements of course design that can promote equity and inclusion to benefit all students.
- 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 mid-September 2022. More information about registration will be shared on the Instructional Technology myUMBC group in early August.
Posted: May 5, 2022, 11:55 AM