Center for Faculty Innovation

Inclusive Teaching Institute

Wed, 7 Feb 2024 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM

In this multi-session institute, participants will 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 covered in the institute will help participants integrate justice, inclusion, diversity, equity, and access practices into their teaching.

Participants will reflect on and experience a range of learning activities, including exploring personal identity, unpacking privilege, and engaging with ways to welcome and leverage differences for the benefit of all learners. By the end of the institute, participants will have gained foundational knowledge to continue their own journeys toward inclusive teaching and to cultivate communities committed to inclusive practices.

Program Dates & Time: Wednesdays 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, and 3/6 from 2:30 - 4 PM

Location: Online via Zoom


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

Apply by Monday, 1/29, at 11:59 PM.

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Application Questions: (QuestionPro Survey)

  1. Name
  2. College/Department
  3. Email
  4. Please describe why you want to participate in this institute.
  5. Please identify several tentative goals that you might like to work toward in the institute.
  6. What experience or professional development, if any, do you have related to inclusive teaching?
  7. Please describe how you will help make this institute an authentic, community-building experience.
  8. What are some barriers or challenges you think you might face in this institute, and how might you address them?
  9. How did you learn about this institute?
  10. This institute will meet Wednesdays 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, and 3/6 from 2:30 - 4 PM on Zoom. Do you have any scheduling conflicts with the planned dates/times? If yes, please explain.
  11. We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please use the space below to describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, dietary, etc.) you want us to know about. You may also reach out to us at or (540) 568-4846.

CFI programs will be canceled automatically if JMU is closed for inclement weather.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations or accommodations (e.g., dietary, disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in your account profile. You may also reach out to us at or (540) 568-4846.


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