New Discipline-Specific Faculty Learning Communities Available

Summer 2022 Discipline-Specific Faculty Learning Community Details

Minnesota State received funding through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund managed by Minnesota’s Office of Higher Education to support faculty members within disciplines to come together to explore culturally responsive teaching practices.

This opportunity is open to any Minnesota State employee within the participating disciplines, or fields of study, so encourage others who may be interested to register.

Joining a Discipline-Specific Faculty Learning Community is a great chance for colleagues to re-engage with others in their discipline or those they met at last year’s Teach Together Minnesota! conference, and to explore evidence-based strategies that could reduce equity gaps that exist within our programs.

Summer 2022 Dates and Disciplines

Summer 2022 Discipline-Specific Faculty Learning Communities will occur May 31 – August 21, 2022. Register by May 13, 2022 to reserve your spot.

Participating Summer 2022 disciplines:

  • Education (Kick-off date: May 31 at 1:00 p.m.)
  • English (Kick-off date: June 1 at 2:00 p.m.)
  • Chemistry (Kick-off date: June 1 at 3:00 p.m.)
  • Sociology (Kick-off date: June 2 at 10:00 a.m.)

Flyer – Share this opportunity with your colleagues!

What to Expect

  • Receive individual pedagogical support from an equity coach.
  • Receive .5 RCE (release credit equivalency) compensation.
  • Participate in five (5) virtual check-ins every other week with your colleagues.
  • Receive a copy of the e-book Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and the Brain (Hammond, 2015).
  • Explore and discuss an array of evidence-based interventions that can be made within a course to support culturally responsive pedagogy.

Intended Outcomes

  • Develop an action plan to implement evidence-based interventions in your course to support culturally responsive pedagogy.

Discipline-Specific Faculty Learning Communities are a component of the Teach Together Minnesota! funding, sponsored in part by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Grant.

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