Summer 2023 Faculty Academy for Cultural Competence and Equity

May 22 - May 25
9 AM - 3 PM Daily
In Person

Registration is now closed.

Calling all NIU educators!

The Faculty Academy for Cultural Competency and Equity (FACCE) workshop series features NIU faculty experts leading interactive, engaging sessions on how to make your classroom, instruction, and pedagogy inclusive and accessible to all current and future Huskies. This summer, you can complete an intensive immersion experience on inclusion by attending these sessions with a committed cohort of your peers.

While the content is the same as the year-long offering, the summer immersive program will additional activities to help you construct a plan of action for the upcoming academic year and to form deeper connections with your colleagues.

Those who complete the entire series will earn a certificate of engagement for their ongoing professional development. 

Tentative Schedule

Day Morning Session Afternoon Session

Team-building and Expectations

Building a Community of Care

Anti-Racism and the Act of Decolonization, Joseph Flynn
Tuesday Working Through and With our Implicit Biases, Daryl Dugas Challenging Deficit-Minded Pedagogies and Practices, Stephanie Richter
Wednesday Decolonizing Gender and Sexuality in our Teaching and Learning Contexts, Amanda Littauer and Katy Jaekel Immigration and the Undocumented, James Cohen
Thursday Resistance: Understanding and Rethinking Resistance for Equity in the Classroom, Joseph Flynn Reflecting and Taking Action

Breakfast and lunch will also be provided each day.


James Cohen

James Cohen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Daryl Dugas

Daryl Dugas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

Joseph Flynn

Joseph Flynn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion, Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Katy Jaekel

Katy Jaekel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and Higher Education
Acting Director for the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality

Amanda Littauer

Amanda Littauer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History/Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality

Stephanie Richter

Stephanie Richter, M.S.Ed.
Director of Teaching Excellence and Support, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

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