About the Faculty Academy on Cultural Competence and Equity

The Faculty Academy on Cultural Competency and Equity (FACCE) initiative is an opportunity for all faculty and instructors at NIU to join an engaged community of fellow educators in learning and professional development. Participants will be able to join either a monthly workshop series during the academic year or a weeklong institute during the summer, and will hear from our NIU faculty experts on how to make their classrooms and pedagogy inclusive and accessible to all current and future Huskies.  With a focus on access, equity, and inclusion, FACCE will provide educators with the opportunity to explore topics including: 

  • Culturally competent leadership skills. 
  • Decolonization in the classroom. 
  • Antiracism. 
  • Queer and trans inclusion. 
  • Navigating resistance.  
  • And much more!  

To receive a Certificate of Completion for the monthly FACCE series, participants must attend at least 7 sessions during the academic year. Or, participants may complete the Summer Academy to be held shortly after the close of the Spring semester. 

All workshops during the academic year will be conducted on campus from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Fridays. Registration is required for each session and interested educators can view the schedule and register 

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