Inclusive Excellence & Diversity Workshops and Grants
Summer 2019 Workshop
The objective of this intensive one-week inclusive Excellence and Diversity across the Curriculum workshop in May 2019 is to equip faculty with information and strategies to better teach a diverse student body and in particular to design courses that intentionally incorporate inclusive excellence pedagogies. The Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Curriculum Infusion Grants, awarded and facilitated by the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA), are designed to enhance inclusive excellence by improving teaching quality in key courses in order to deepen students’ intercultural knowledge and skills. The tentative dates for the one-week workshop are May 20-24, 2019 (9am-5pm on weekdays); held at UND.
Departments and faculty teams sought for this workshop will develop courses that implement pedagogical approaches that support all students. UND students should encounter inclusive excellence early and often in their courses across all disciplines, so these grants seek to bolster student learning outcomes while addressing equity issues in high enrollment courses in various departments, particularly at the first- and second-year level.
The purpose of this work is trifold: to infuse inclusive excellence approaches across the curriculum, to support the integration of High Impact Practices (HIPs) into high enrollment courses at beginning levels, and to create model courses for the ES revisions in the Intercultural Knowledge and Skills learning goal. This May Curriculum Workshop presents devoted time for faculty teams to complete the intellectual work of course design and curricular revision. Inclusive excellence will be the overarching theme of the workshop for all participants; breakout sessions will separate teams working on HIPs and ES to complete that dedicated work in smaller groups. Facilitators will support selected faculty, programs, and departments as they grow the diversity and inclusion capacity of foundational high enrollment courses. This work promotes Goals 1, 2 and 5 of the One UND Strategic Plan, highlighting the core of UND’s liberal arts foundation, increasing our graduation rates, and fostering an inclusive campus climate.
1. Inclusive Excellence across the Curriculum
TTaDA Staff Experts and Faculty Fellows will conduct mission-focused work in the 2018-19 academic year to initiate and further conversations with faculty on why we should infuse inclusive excellence in the entire UND curriculum and in all teaching practices. Conversations on the nexus of tactics that meld Diversity/Global Learning HIPs and ES general education goals magnify the impact of inclusivity and equity in the classroom for all students. The grant’s focus on departmental teams intensifies the commitment to cultural change within academic units on campus.
2. Integrate HIPs into High Enrollment (and Highly Enrolled) Courses
Faculty during the 2017-18 academic year generated rubrics for select HIPs that departments plan to integrate into existing academic plans. In breakout sessions, select workshop participants will align with those rubrics that faculty generated by collaborative work across the institution last year, to construct learning outcomes and assignments that meet those recommendations – for online and on-ground courses – such that UND students encounter HIPs early to aid retention and graduation rates.
3. Create Model ES Courses for the Intercultural Knowledge and Skills Learning Goal
Faculty and staff elected to the University Senate Essential Studies Committee (ESC) revised the diversity requirement to respond to campus feedback that we could do better with this ES Special Emphasis area. In breakout sessions, select workshop participants will design and modify courses for integration in the revised ES program. Fall 2020 is the implementation date for the all new Diversity of Human Experience and Analyzing Worldview requirements, which means that academic year 2019-20 will be the final push for course validations with the ESC before the new ES 2020 launch.
TTaDA is looking for 10-12 departmental teams of 2-3 faculty each for a total of 24 faculty members. A stipend of $2,000 per faculty member will be available. Each faculty member will be asked to complete the full workshop and also a Fall 2019 dissemination session.
Proposals are due Friday, March 15, 2019 (by noon). Late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted.
Eligibility: All faculty currently on contract and expected to be teaching at UND the following year are eligible to apply (GTAs and visiting professors are not eligible). Faculty must commit to attending the entire May workshop and offering a Fall 2019 dissemination session. Projects should focus on a course or courses to be offered the following academic year or on an academic program.
Criteria: Participants will be selected on the basis of potential impact in terms of student success; courses that meet one or more of the follow criteria will be considered priority:
- courses with high enrollments (over 70 students)
- courses that are or will be validated for ES Intercultural Knowledge and Skills learning goals
- courses that will meet High Impact Practices (HIPs) criteria and
- courses with high D, F, W rates
Departmental teams are preferred but individuals may also apply.
See the “Proposal Format” section below for descriptions of each criterion. Please note, deans have learning outcomes they will be prioritizing. Please contact your dean's office regarding their priorities. Your dean’s signature is required on the proposal.
Proposals should be clear with the following sections, in this order. Please use these headings to organize this section.
1. Cover letter: This should include the names, departments, and colleges of all individuals applying. As well, the cover letter must include the signature of your dean to indicate that applicants have informed the dean of this proposal.
2. Rationale: This workshop focuses on inclusive excellence in high enrollment courses, ES Intercultural Knowledge and Skills courses, and/or HIPs. Please explain how your work fits into one or all of these categories. Which needs or opportunities will you be addressing and why? Provide relevant background information, such as any data that informs your thinking.
3. Impact: Please give relevant details about the student learning experience (classroom or programmatic) you will be focusing on that allows us to assess potential impact. Who normally takes these courses? How many students generally enroll? How often are they offered, and in which deliver methods? Is the course already part of the regular curriculum? If not, what is its status vis-a-vis the department, college, and university curriculum committees?
4. Assessment and Student Learning: Clearly describe how the proposed project will impact student learning. How does this project relate to your or your program’s pedagogical/curricular approach? How will you know that your work has the intended impact?
5. Dissemination: Please indicate what broader general interest there will be in your college, department, or at UND in the work you will be doing. Which potential do you see for sharing this work?
1. Chair’s Letter of Support : This letter should demonstrate a clear understanding of the work and the way it will contribute to the instructional goals of the department and college. If you are the department chair, ask for a letter of support from your dean on behalf of your proposal.
Submit your proposal using the Registration Form.