Center for Faculty Innovation

Call for Applications: Preparing Faculty to Be Inclusive Teachers (Institute)

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Institute sessions will take place on Wednesdays: 2/5, 2/19, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29 from 2:30-4 PM in Student Success Center.

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Applications are due by Fri, 24 Jan at 12 PM. 


In this semester-long institute, participants will have the opportunity to develop their 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 in this institute will help participants not only respond to the challenges that differences can present, but welcome and leverage those differences for the benefit of all learners. Participants will experience and consider a range of learning activities, ranging from exploring personal identity to unpacking group privilege to practicing specific strategies for managing microaggressions and other difficult moments in class. By the end of the institute, participants will increase their confidence and become a community committed to inclusive practices. 10-month faculty will receive a $250 stipend for completing the institute.

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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; and
  • Integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these progam outcomes:

  • Describing key concepts related to inclusive pedagogy;
  • Identifying personal and institutional biases, assumptions, stereotypes, and misconceptions;
  • Evaluating how power, difference, privilege, and oppression can affect learning;
  • Applying specific strategies for managing microaggressions and other difficult moments;
  • Creating course materials and processes for acknowledging, welcoming, and leveraging diversity; and
  • Increasing confidence in your skills for teaching a diverse student body.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please reach out to Matthew Trybus (trybusmj@jmu.edu, 568-4370), or Emily Gravett (graveteo@jmu.edu, 568-4846) with any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about.

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