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The Equity in Teaching Institute

The Equity in Teaching Institute (EqTI) takes place virtually or in person over two days. We are now accepting applications for the next EqTI, to be held on Tuesday, August 2 & Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM each day. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by mid-July. We have not yet determined whether this will be in-person or virtual, and invite applicants to indicate their preference. During the two days of our institute, 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, disability, 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 time for individual work and discussion in small groups, we will offer practical tips for implementing more equitable course design, including topics 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

Online Resources

Students at Carolina have faced unprecedented challenges recently, contending not only with a global pandemic and a mental health crisis, but also issues related to anti-Black racism and violence. While these issues have impacted teaching and learning in our campus community, all of these circumstances make equitable teaching an even more urgent need.

Whether or not you participate in the EqT Institute, we have compiled the following online resources to help instructors bring equitable practices into their teaching. You can also Request a Consultation with our CFE staff for professional guidance.

Equity in Teaching Alumni

Beyond the two-day Institute, our EqTI Alumni will build an ongoing community to reflect on their implementation of equitable teaching practices and offer each other support. Alumnni are invited to join biweekly check-ins to discuss their progress toward equitable teaching goals and workshop teaching ideas and issues.

EqTI Alumnin will receive digital EqTI icons to add to their syllabi and printable door signs.