Inclusive Curriculum Workshops

Following their participation in an Inclusive Pedagogy Seminar, faculty will be eligible to be part of an Inclusive Curriculum Workshop. During the Inclusive Curriculum Workshop, faculty will focus on a complete redesign of a course, based on their reflections and what they gained from their participation in a seminar. 

Who can participate?

  • Following their participation in an Inclusive Pedagogy Seminar, faculty will be eligible to be part of an Inclusive Curriculum Workshop.
  • The Inclusive Curriculum Workshop will be available for up to five faculty. 

When is the curriculum workshop offered?

  • This workshop will be offered each calendar year, and faculty can participate at any point after having completed a seminar. 

What is the time commitment?

  • Faculty will meet two or three times in the spring term to determine the goals of their course redesign;
  • participate in a retreat in either late May or early June to firm up their goals and establish a work plan for the summer;
  • share their work with peers and gather feedback during August;
  • support each other during the fall term by visiting each others’ classes and/or group conversations;
  • and conclude the workshop with one more meet up at the end of the fall to reflect on the success of their redesigned course. 

How do I register?

The Dean of Inclusive Excellence will email alumni of the Inclusive Pedagogy Seminar each year in early December to gather interested faculty.

* These groups are modeled after a Mellon-funded project developed by Dr. Catherine Orr at Beloit College, and the resources from this project are used with permission.

These efforts are part of an initiative to institutionalize on-going faculty development opportunities, create a rich and sustainable community of practice, and design activities that better reflect evidence-based practices and are more easily assessable. 

Inclusive Curriculum Workshop Alumni

2020 Cohort

  • Mary Ellard-Ivey, Department of Biology
  • Christine Moeller, Library
  • Claire Todd, Department of Geosciences and Environmental Studies Program
  • Amanda Sweger, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Giovanna Urdangarain, Department of Languages and Literatures (Hispanic Studies)

Questions? Please contact the Dean of Inclusive Excellence Jen Smith (jennifer.smith@plu.edu).