In 2013, CELT was awarded a three year grant to explore the topic of teaching for inclusive excellence. Over a three year period, seven faculty learning communities were formed to focus on related topics such as managing difficult dialogues, the implications for inclusive teaching in online environments, STEM classrooms, large enrollment courses, and assessment practices.
In 2016, CELT was awarded a one year grant to document the impact of inclusive excellence programming from December 2013 to December 2016. The goal of the Inclusive Excellence programming is to make classrooms a more open and welcoming environment for all, and to ensure equitable learning outcomes. In this research project we are asking: What is the impact that CELT Inclusive Excellence programming has had on course climates and teaching?
To gather information that responds to this question, we are interviewing a few faculty members, asking questions by email of a few, requesting pre-and post-programming documents to illustrate some of the outcomes of our programming.
CELT Director Donna Qualters and Board Member Roger Tobin of the Physics are part of a group awarded an HHMI Grant. View the article
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