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Inclusive Excellence Faculty Learning Community

What is the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Learning Community (FLC)?

A FLC is composed of cross-disciplinary faculty members committed to working together to reflect upon their teaching and provide feedback to one another. The Inclusive Excellence FLC will support efforts of 8 faculty to address equity, inclusion, and diversity at the course level, in the context of ongoing campus initiatives around inclusive excellence (IE).

Facilitated by Tasha Souza, CTL Associate Director for Inclusive Excellence and Professor of Communication.


Participants will do the following:

  • Actively engage in all meetings.
  • Assess resources on inclusive excellence in the classroom in order to understand the complexity of such efforts.
  • Apply principles of inclusive excellence to pedagogical and course design choices.
  • Earn a $500 stipend upon completion of the FLC deliverables.
  • Be able to count participation for four BUILD certificate learning opportunities.
  • Explore common readings and other resources.

Schedule and Expectations

The Inclusive Excellence FLC meets face-to-face for two hours on nine separate occasions over the academic year. In the coming year, the group will convene starting in January 2021 (and meet seven times during the spring semester). Elements of participants’ fall 2021 courses will be modified over the spring semester in order to make them more inclusive. The group will meet two times during the fall 2021 to develop and integrate strategies.

Detailed information about meeting times and dates will be posted here in mid-fall 2020.

In addition to attendance at the above meetings, participants will be required to do the following:

  • Complete readings and activities prior to each meeting.
  • Complete inclusive excellence projects: Plan, implement and assess content and/or pedagogical modifications (using principles of inclusive excellence) to one or more courses taught during the fall 2021 semester.
  • Submit a 3-4 page summary of work completed after the course modifications have been assessed. Summaries must be submitted by (exact deadline in Dec 2021 TBD)
  • Share findings of your FLC project at a departmental meeting.
  • Have the option of providing a poster presentation about your FLC project at the Great Ideas for Teaching and Learning Symposium or a Teaching and Learning Spotlight/Workshop presentation in the CTL.


All full-time faculty (including lecturers, research, and tenure-line faculty) are eligible to apply.


Stay tuned! Information about applications will be posted here in mid-fall 2020.


Participants (8 total) will be selected based on their commitment to quality teaching and inclusive academic excellence, interest in working within a faculty learning community, openness to making course modifications, and ability to commit to participation and attendance at meetings and other important dates.

A date by which selections for the 2021 FLC will be determined by mid-fall 2020.


Please e-mail Tasha Souza, CTL Associate Director,