The Equity in Teaching Institute (EqTI) takes place over two days from 9am-5pm. The next EqTI will be held March 11-12, 2020. During those two days, we will reflect on who our students are, how our courses can equitably meet our students’ needs, and what equity in teaching means to us. We will center the needs of students marginalized because of their race, sexual and gender identities, ability, religion, language, and/or immigration status and re-envision our courses so that we are prepared to meet the learning needs of all our students.

Along with space for reflection and discussion, we will offer practical tips and ways to start implementing a more equitable course design, touching on areas such as:

  • Syllabus design
  • Culturally responsive course content
  • Content delivery, explanation, and lecturing
  • Active learning
  • Student group formation
  • Assessment and feedback on student work
  • Creating an inclusive classroom community

Equity in Teaching Fellows

Beyond the two-day Institute, our EqT Fellows will build an ongoing community to reflect on their implementation of equitable teaching practices and offer each other support. Fellows will be grouped into clusters of 3-4 (based on teaching interests). Each cluster will determine for themselves how often they will meet and what they will discuss at each meeting, with the only requirement being that each cluster attend two workshops or events related to equitable teaching practices over the semester.

EqT Fellows will receive laminated door stickers to display their commitment to equitable teaching, digital EqT Fellow icons to add to their syllabi, and a certificate of completion.

Required commitments from EqT Fellows

  • Attend the 2-day Equity in Teaching Institute
  • Join the semester-long community (grouped into small clusters of 3-4)
  • Attend two workshops or events related to equitable teaching

Apply by February 21 2020

The EqTI is open to all UNC instructors and all applications will be considered. Priority will be given to those applicants revising a class to be taught in Fall 2020 and those with some background in backwards course design.