New Equity and Inclusion Faculty Learning Communities Available

2023 Equity and Inclusion Faculty Learning Communities

Formerly called Discipline-Specific Faculty Learning Communities.

The Minnesota State Educational Development and Technology unit supports faculty within disciplines to come together to explore culturally responsive teaching practices in Faculty Learning Communities (FLC).

This is a great chance for colleagues to explore evidence-based strategies that could reduce equity gaps that exist within our programs.

Our chancellor has given us the challenge of eliminating our equity gaps by 2030. How can we, as instructors, shift our teaching practices to meet this goal? One promising path is to ground those practices in Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.

In this course, we’ll have the opportunity to examine how well our current practices align with the central tenets of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. CRP advocates that good teaching draws on the knowledge and skill our students bring to the classroom, creates supportive relationships that allow students to take learning risks, and prepares students to challenge barriers to their full flourishing. In this course we will give and get support for deepening our CRP practices.

Fall 2023 Disciplines

This opportunity is open to any Minnesota State faculty teaching courses within the participating disciplines and associated subjects associated with:

  • Agriculture and Food (Food Sciences, Horticulture, Culinary Arts, Agricultural Science, etc.)
  • Human and Personal Services (Child Care/Development, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Skills, etc.)

Additionally, high school teachers who teach college-level courses in these disciplines through concurrent enrollment at participating Minnesota State institutions are welcome.


2023 Equity and Inclusion FLCs will occur between September 6 – November 16, 2023. Dates and times for each discipline can be found on the event page.

Preview the Course

You can preview a public version of the Faculty Learning Community curriculum before registering.

Financial Compensation

Participants will receive compensation in the form of release credit equivalency (RCE) of $1750 in combined salary and fringe.

Additional Fall 2023 NED Opportunities Coming Soon

The fall 2023 Network for Educational Development opportunities will be available on Monday, August 14. Subscribe to the ASA Newsletter to get informed via email!

There will be fourteen short courses available to Minnesota State faculty and staff that provide relevant educational development programs relating to classroom climate, content, teaching practices, equity, and assessment.


Contact the Educational Development and Technology unit.

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