Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning

As educators, we can work to create inclusive environments with equitable learning opportunities to ensure that every student has the opportunities necessary to succeed.

ACUE’s microcredential course in Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning provides instructors with proven strategies to create a more equitable and just learning environment. Equity-promoting teaching practices are among the hundreds of recommended approaches that faculty learn about and develop in all ACUE programs, as demonstrated in ACUE’s Inclusive and Equitable Teaching Curriculum Crosswalk.

This course is organized around five competencies and takes approximately 8 weeks to complete. You will learn within a facilitated online cohort of faculty members, with whom you will share insights and ideas.

Microcredential Course Modules:

  • Managing the Impact of Biases
  • Reducing Microaggressions in Learning Environments
  • Addressing Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat
  • Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
  • Designing Equity-Centered Courses

Educators who complete the requirements for this open enrollment course earn a microcredential in “Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning.” This course does not apply toward earning the full Certificate in Effective College Instruction.

Next Course Date

October 18 - December 12, 2021

  • Break: November 22 - 28
  • Make-up week: December 13 - 19

Registration for the fall 2021 cohort is now full. Email citl@niu.edu to join the wait list for the next offering of this course in Spring 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning microcredential different from the Course on Effective Teaching Practice?

The microcredential in inclusive teaching practices is a much shorter course (8 weeks vs. 25 weeks for the course on Effective Teaching Practice). The microcredential leads to a digital badge as recognition, whereas the course on Effective Teaching Practice leads to a credential in Effective College Instruction that is awarded in collaboration with the American Council on Education

While the course in Effective Teaching Practice does address issues of equity and inclusion, the microcredential spends more time on these topics and provides opportunity for deeper reflection on how you create an inclusive learning environment.

When will the fall 2021 cohort end?

The cohort that begins October 18 will conclude December 12, with the week of December 13 - 18 available for participants to make up work they have not completed.

What does the course consist of?

The course consists of five online modules:

  • Managing the Impact of Biases
  • Reducing Microaggressions in Learning Environments
  • Addressing Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat
  • Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
  • Designing Equity-Centered Courses

Each module includes a few videos to discuss the topic and demonstrate teaching techniques, discussions for you to share thoughts with the other participants, and a reflection.

What is the time commitment to complete the course?

The course consists of 5 online modules completed over 8 weeks, involving 2-3 hours of online content and engagement per week, as well as time spent on application of instructional practices in your classroom.

Participants


Fall 2021 Cohort

  • Therese Arado, Law
  • Sheila Barrett, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Danica Billingsly, Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
  • Melissa Burlingame, Environmental Studies
  • Melissa Clucas Walter, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Benjamin Creed, Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
  • Michele Duffy, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Jessica Ebert, Communication
  • Alex Eddy, Marketing
  • Lydia Gerzel-Short, Special and Early Education
  • Beverly Henry, College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Hal Hinderliter, Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
  • Rebecca Hunt, Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
  • Rana Jaber, Health Studies
  • Katy Jaekel, Counseling and Higher Education (co-facilitator)
  • Yvonne Johnson, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Blythe Kitner, Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
  • Jessica Labatte, Art and Design
  • Jung Young Lee, Operations Management and Information Systems
  • Jennifer Likeum, Communication
  • Amanda Littauer, History and the Center for Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality (co-facilitator)
  • Laurence Lurio, Physics
  • Kathryn Mazurek, Health Studies
  • Ismael Montana, History
  • Gudrun Nyunt, Counseling and Higher Education
  • Marcella Otto, Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Molly Pasley, Special and Early Education
  • Jason Rhode, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Stephanie Richter, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Alicia Schatteman, Nonprofit and NGO Studies
  • Beth Squires, Health Studies
  • Matt Timko, College of Law Library
  • Laura Vazquez, Communication
  • Erin Vobornik, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Kelly Wesener Michael, Counseling and Higher Education
  • Shaokun Yu, Accountancy

How ACUE Impacts Teaching and Learning

The ACUE Effective Teaching Practices Program is giving NIU faculty tools to implement and support inclusive and innovative teaching.

Contact Us

Center for Innovative
Teaching and Learning

Phone: 815-753-0595
Email: citl@niu.edu

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