Inclusive Teaching Institute

In this multi-session institute (formerly the Preparing Faculty to be Inclusive Teachers Institute), participants will have the opportunity to develop skills for intentionally designing and implementing instructional strategies to support inclusive learning environments for a diverse student body.

The concepts, tools, research, insights, and materials gained through the institute will help participants integrate justice, inclusion, diversity, equity, and access practices into the learning environments they create. This institute will suggest ways to welcome and leverage differences for the benefit of all learners.

Participants will experience and consider a range of learning activities, including exploring personal identity, unpacking privilege, and creating accessible materials and activities for class. By the end of the institute, participants will gain foundational knowledge to continue to cultivate a community committed to inclusive practices.

Application Process: The program runs from February through March (Spring semester) annually. Beginning January, refer to the CFI Events feed to view the current ITI event page and learn about the upcoming scheduled program and application dates.

Preview of the application questions

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We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please reach out to CFI (, 568-4846) with any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes
  • Describing key concepts related to inclusive pedagogy
  • Identifying personal and institutional biases, assumptions, stereotypes, and misconceptions
  • Evaluating how power, difference, privilege, and oppression affect learning
  • Creating inclusive course materials and processes
Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes
  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning—as a significant higher education endeavor
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices
  • Creating assignments and/or courses that support higher-level learning (deep learning)
  • Designing and offering courses or curricula that align learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities
  • Articulating how current pedagogical choices reflect disciplinary norms
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship and teaching
  • Integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice

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