Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) Teaching for Equity Graduate Certificate Program - Spring 2021

Registration opens Monday, February 22 at 9:00am Pacific Time:

Are you passionate about promoting equity in higher education? CITL’s Teaching for Equity Graduate Certificate Program is a unique professionalization curriculum designed to enhance your understanding and implementation of best practices in equity-focused pedagogy. Through engaging conversations and structured learning activities, we’ll explore key issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in college classrooms. You will be guided in developing teaching strategies shown to foster the equitable learning outcomes that inspired so many of us to pursue higher education as a calling.

This intimate learning community of graduate students from across campus will meet bi-weekly (5 sessions total) during Spring quarter. Included among the topics we’ll cover: identifying common institutional barriers to learning; teaching to cultural strengths; implementing Universal Design for Learning; embracing identity and difference in the classroom; promoting active and collaborative learning; using emotional connection to motivate learning; and scaffolding assignments to benefit student success.

Depending on your personal teaching goals, you will be supported through the process of developing components of an equity-focused course syllabus, along with associated lesson plans and learning activities. 

This program is a commitment -- but we promise you’ll come away from the experience with an invaluable toolkit of equitable teaching strategies that will shape your course design and teaching practices for years to come. Please join us!

Program Dates: Five live Zoom sessions on every other Friday in Spring 2021, at 10:00am-12:00pm Pacific Time:

  • Friday, April 2 (Week 1)

  • Friday, April 16 (Week 3)

  • Friday, April 30 (Week 5)

  • Friday, May 14 (Week 7)

  • Friday, May 28 (Week 9)

How to Participate: Graduate students in any discipline and with any level of prior teaching experience are welcome to register. The certificate program is limited to 30 participants. Participants commit to attending all 5 workshops and to completing teaching-related projects with the structured support of the learning community.

Registration opens on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:00am Pacific Time and will remain open until Monday, March 1 at 9:00am Pacific Time.

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A waitlist will automatically open after 30 people have registered. CITL will contact people on the waitlist in the order in which they sign up if any spots become available.

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