Inclusive Pedagogy Academy

Inclusive Pedagogy Academy

Inclusive pedagogy honors and celebrates difference within the classroom by engaging faculty in various approaches to teaching and student engagement. Traditional educational practices do not always support students in reaching their full potential. Inclusive pedagogy challenges faculty to think and teach differently.

The Inclusive Pedagogy Academy is a collaborative offering of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, with the support of faculty facilitators.

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Inclusive Pedagogy Academy is to empower faculty to maximize student learning and achievement by working with faculty to enact inclusive teaching approaches across all disciplines. The goals of the group are as follows:

  • Critically engage with, and modify, one’s courses to infuse inclusive pedagogical practices, paying attention to syllabi creation, choice of readings, pedagogy, and/or approach in framing the various identities of those who have created milestones within one’s academic discipline
  • Embed co-curricular student engagement within course requirements
  • Envision the challenges and possibilities for diversity and inclusion within one’s field to consider how learning outcomes can align with intercultural competencies in order to assist student achievement in their careers
  • Mentoring and consulting opportunities from both peers and students in curricular redesign
  • Reflect on one’s own positionality, as well as how privilege and oppression may function within the classroom and metrics for assessment
  • Create guidelines for departmental pedagogical approaches that are inclusive of diverse populations with the objective of increased academic achievement and retention of marginalized communities
  • Provide training and guidance for participants invested in changing the curriculum

Fall 2023 faculty facilitators 

Application Information

Eligibility Information

Applicants who are committed to change should consider applying, even if they have not engaged with this topic before. 

Members will take part in cohort meetings with all participants over the course of 9 months. There will be optional participation in discussion groups over the summer months.

Application Template and Components

Teams should include three faculty applicants from a department/school including:

  • The curriculum chair or proxy (member of the curriculum committee)
  • Tenure track and instructional faculty, and faculty from regional campuses if possible

Submit the following team and individual components to your chair/director, following this format.

Individuals should submit the following:

  • A list of one’s courses regularly taught, including information for each course regarding average number of students; learning outcomes; and if it is a general education course, upper division or lower division, and major/non-major course. For an example, review the Course Descriptor Table.
  • Short biography (one to two pages) related to one’s goals within the Inclusive Pedagogy Academy, which may include one’s service, pedagogical publications, or teaching philosophy.

The team of faculty applicants from each school/department should submit a joint statement that is a brief one-page rationale that reflects on the following:

  • The current status of inclusive teaching within one’s school/department/division
  • Your team’s goals in participating in the Inclusive Pedagogy Academy
  • The composition of this team

Application Submission

Additional application processes and dates for submitting applications will be posted here during the spring semester 2023. 


Participants who successfully complete the program will be compensated $1,000 in a PTA (Project Task Award) account for professional development.