This spring, faculty in STEM disciplines will again be provided the opportunity to participate in The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, a 6-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered October 16 through December 1, “designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and the ability of faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students to cultivate inclusive STEM learning environments for all their students and to develop themselves as reflective, inclusive practitioners.” The Spring 2024 MOOC will run from March 4 to April 26.
In support of the MOOC, the CTL will host a weekly faculty learning community (FLC) alongside the MOOC to discuss and reflect on the course and its implications for our classes and curricula. STEM faculty, adjunct faculty, and graduate instructors are all welcome to apply. The FLC is designed to offer new and previous MOOC participants with learning opportunities and ways to reflect on their own teaching: Recognizing the significant commitment of time to participate in both the MOOC and FLC, we will offer a stipend of $300 to the first ten faculty who sign up to complete the MOOC and participate in the FLC. Faculty who have already completed the MOOC in the past are welcome to attend and receive a $150 stipend upon completion of the FLC.
Please fill out the CTL application form by Monday, February 5.
This project is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence 3 Learning Community, and is offered with the goal to build capacity on campus for designing STEM courses around student belonging and success, especially for those who have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields.