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Equity and Inclusion Faculty Learning Community: Spring 2024

January 12, 2024

NED: Academic Equity

January 24 – April 18, 2024

Meeting dates vary by discipline, see below

Equity and Inclusion Faculty Learning Communities


Spring 2024 Disciplines: Healthcare Professions and Cross-Discipline

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The Minnesota State Educational Development and Technology unit supports faculty within disciplines to come together to explore culturally responsive teaching practices.

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.


This Spring 2024 opportunity is open to any Minnesota State faculty teaching courses within the participating disciplines and associated subjects associated with

  • Healthcare Professions
  • Cross-Discipline

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


Healthcare Professions

  • Kick-off Meeting via Zoom: January 24 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Regular live sessions via Zoom from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    • February 7
    • February 21
    • March 20
    • April 3
    • April 17


  • Kick-off Meeting via Zoom: January 25 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Regular live sessions via Zoom from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    • February 8
    • February 22
    • March 21
    • April 4
    • April 18

Community Expectations

  • Engage with supporting materials (articles, videos, websites)
  • Attend 5 – 6, 90-minute Zoom sessions, occurring every other week
  • Contribute to 5 asynchronous discussions
  • Submit a final Action Plan

Participant Learning Outcomes

Through engaging in the work of the training, faculty will be able to:

  • explain to others the central tenets of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy,
  • incorporate those central tenets into course outcomes, materials, assessments, activities, syllabi, and relationships,
  • identify interconnections between implicit bias, microaggressions, trauma, structural racism, stereotype threat, and course success,
  • use our increased skills at CRP to share with, support, and encourage other faculty learners to increase everyone’s skills at CRP,
  • trace how our values have changed and/or deepened through engaging in course, and
  • create a professional development plan for making next steps on the journey of culturally responsive teaching.

Preview the Course

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


Increase student success and decrease equity gaps by supporting our work to:

  • draw on the knowledge and skill our students bring into the classroom,
  • create supportive relationships that allow students to take learning risks,
  • investigate how our own biases and assumptions show up in our teaching practice, and
  • create more equitable classrooms

Financial Compensation

Participants will receive financial compensation in the form of release credit equivalency (RCE) of $1750 in combined salary and fringe.* In order to receive compensation, Minnesota State system office will hire each faculty participant as a “temporary shared employee” for the purposes of completing this program.

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

*Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty receive compensation in 2.5 duty days.

Registration Required

*Limit of 15 participants per discipline

Register by January 12, 2024 using the following form.


In addition to synchronous meetings hosted via Zoom, this learning community is hosted and facilitated using the shared D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite.


Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, contact the Network for Educational Development.


January 12, 2024
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Academic Equity
Reflecting and Revising

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