2024 Spring 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.
Spring 2024 Disciplines
This opportunity is open to any Minnesota State faculty teaching courses within the participating disciplines and associated subjects associated with:
- Healthcare Professions
Additionally, high school teachers who teach college-level courses in these disciplines through concurrent enrollment at participating Minnesota State institutions are welcome.
Spring Equity and Inclusion FLCs will occur between January 24 – April 18, 2024. 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.
Participants will receive compensation in the form of release credit equivalency (RCE) of $1750 in combined salary and fringe.
Those who have already participated in an Equity and Inclusion FLC are welcome to repeat enrollment, but won’t be paid for taking the course a second time
Additional Spring 2024 NED Opportunities Available Now
The spring opportunities of short courses and FLCs are available to Minnesota State faculty and staff and provide relevant educational development programs relating to classroom climate, content, teaching practices, equity, and assessment.
Contact the Network for Educational Development.