The Inclusive Pedagogy Academy is designed to bring participating faculty through the process of examining the institutional and cultural structures that impact the student experience in higher education.
Participants learn how to increase the social belonging of students, embrace diversity in the classroom, provide useful feedback, and more—while focusing on improving equity in their discipline, department, and course.
Through examining these structures and exploring the variety of identities and experiences of students within our own institution, the IPA introduces ways to increase equitable outcomes in the classroom through a variety of interventions and methods.
Students are not hollow, waiting to be filled with my knowledge, but instead, bring with them prior attitudes and knowledge that are important to who they are and their understanding of the world around them.
This academy is organized around seven outcomes and takes approximately seven weeks to complete.
Participants engage the academy material with a larger group of faculty from the university and are generally placed within a group of instructors from their own school, college, or department to discuss issues relevant to teaching within their field/subject.
Outcome #1: Identify societal, educational, and institutional (CU Denver) structures that impede student success.
Outcome #2: Acknowledge the ways that the cultures of your discipline, classroom, and instructional practices perpetuate inequities.
Outcome #3: Explain the ways that your identities shape your teaching and interactions with students.
Outcome #4: Recognize that your students’ social identities and experiences shape the ways they perceive and participate in your courses.
Outcome #5: Explain how specific inclusive instructional practices promote equity and reduce barriers in your learning environments.
Outcome#6: Explain how specific inclusive classroom policies, inclusive messaging, and inclusive communication promote equity and reduce barriers in your learning environments.
Outcome #7: Articulate how your teaching and learning attitudes and practices will promote equity and inclusion.
Educators who complete the requirements for this Inclusive Pedagogy Academy earn a Certificate of Completion and will be acknowledged in an official ceremony. This certificate should be included in promotion and tenure dossiers.