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The Equity and Inclusion Fellows Program is a semester-long program designed to bring faculty from across the university together to reflect upon ways to integrate equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist practices into their teaching.

Participants will engage in the questions below through reflection and interactive workshops, discussions, and activities.

  1. Who are the students in my class? How do I create a learning environment that supports and validates marginalized students?
  2. What are the identities, ideas and values I hold, and how do they impact my assumptions about teaching, the students in my classroom, and the ways students interact with me and with others in the classroom?
  3. How can I design a course that centers forms of knowledge and experience that have been historically silenced and excluded in our fields and disciplines?
  4. How can I normalize conversations about forms of oppression and systemic and global inequities that are empowering and promotes students to be agents of change?
  5. How can I develop assessments that lead to enhanced student learning as well as foster equity?

By the end of the institute, participants will have the tools to design a course that centers equity and inclusion and will practice applying these tools to their day-to-day teaching practices.

Spring 2022

The program meets for ten, 2 hour-long sessions throughout the spring semester. The 2022 Equity and Inclusion Fellows Program will meet from 10:00am – 12:00pm on the following Wednesdays; campus locations subject to change depending on participant breakdown and the state of the pandemic:

January 26 – In person, MEDFORD

February 2 – Remote

February 9 – Remote

February 16 – Remote

March 2 – Remote

March 9 – In person, MEDFORD

March 16 – Remote

March 30 – Remote

April 13 – Remote

April 27 - In person, MEDFORD

Please note that we currently plan to meet in person three times at the Medford campus. If you are interested in attending but the in-person modality and/or meeting location would preclude you from doing so, please let us know in the application

To apply for the Equity and Inclusion Fellows Program, please complete the application by November 19, 2022.

In addition, we will be offering a three half-day bridge program on the mornings of January 11, 12, and 13 that explores how historical legacies of racist policy and practice manifest in higher education today. If you are unfamiliar with this topic, we encourage you to participate as a foundation to the Equity and Inclusion Fellows (apply here). Not sure? You can take this self-quiz to see if you would benefit from this program.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email