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Inclusive Excellence Faculty Learning Community

Overview

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

Facilitated by both Tasha Souza, BUILD Program Director and Professor of Communication, and Jeremy Harper, BUILD Program Instructional Consultant for Inclusive Teaching.

Outcomes

Participants will be able to do the following:

  • Explore and assess resources on inclusive excellence (IE) in the classroom in order to understand the complexity of such efforts.
  • Apply principles of IE to pedagogical and course design choices in (at least) one Spring 2022 course.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the integration of IE principles in one course.

Schedule

The Inclusive Excellence FLC will meet (via Zoom and eventually face-to-face when safe) for two hours on nine separate occasions over the 2021-2022 academic year. The group will convene starting in September 2021 (and meet seven times during the Fall semester). In order to make their courses more inclusive and equitable, modifications of participants’ Spring 2022 courses will be considered over the Fall. The group will meet two times during Spring 2022 to support integration and assessment of IE strategies.

  • Fall: Fridays (12pm-2:00pm): 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3
  • Spring: two meetings TBD

Stipend & Deliverables

Each IE FLC participant will earn a $500 stipend upon completion of the FLC deliverables. In addition to participation in the meetings, participants will be expected 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 three to four page summary of work completed after the course modifications have been assessed. Summaries must be submitted by May 21, 2022.
  • Share findings of your FLC project at a departmental meeting or other appropriate venue.
  • Optional: provide a poster presentation about your FLC project at the Great Ideas for Teaching and Learning Symposium or a CTL Teaching and Learning Spotlight/Workshop presentation.

Eligibility

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

Application & Selection

For full consideration, applications should be submitted online by May 3rd, 2021.

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 pedagogical/course modifications, and the ability to commit to participation in meetings.

Selection for the 2021-2022 IE FLC will be determined by May. 31st, 2021.

Questions?

Please e-mail BUILD@boisestate.edu.