Teaching for Inclusion and Equity Micro-credential Program
The Office of Teaching and Learning’s Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) Microcredential Program provides faculty with research-based strategies to design and support a culture of equity and inclusion in their classroom. Participants in this program will learn how to assess and respond to bias and microaggression in the classroom. They will engage in communication about race and equity issues in the classroom with their peers. They will investigate and design inclusive classroom practices that address differentiated support for a wide diversity of learners. These skills have wide application across research spaces, meetings and committee work. In their reflective assignments, they will articulate their philosophy regarding diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
Micro-credentials programs allow earners to showcase skills, competencies, or achievements gained from learning experiences. Digital badges are the visual representation of having earned a micro-credential and link to the faculty’s unique program artifacts. Please visit the DU Micro-credential Program page for more information.
TIE Foundational Badge
The TIE Foundational badge provides faculty with research-based strategies to design and support a culture of equity and inclusion in their classroom. As participants develop increased awareness of their biases and unpack stereotypes regarding those from different identity groups, they will be committed to intervene in instances of racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression. Participants will learn the importance of community-building and collaboration with students they advise, as well as with their peers, and they will develop skills to effectively communicate about power, privilege, and oppression.
After completing this badge, participants will be able to:
- Ensure equitable learning experiences and academic success by understanding, assessing, and responding to bias and microaggression
- Actively listen and communicate in a dialogue about race and equity issues
- Create inclusive classroom spaces that allow for expression of many cultural and social identities
- Design inclusive classroom practices, content and assessment that are responsive to real-time student needs
Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching
The Faculty Institute of Inclusive Teaching (FIIT) is a self-paced, asynchronous, online program for faculty members. For the TIE Foundations badge, participants must complete all five FIIT modules shown below. Each module requires approximately one hour of engagement.
- Module 1 - Designing Your Course
- Module 2 - Creating a Welcoming Environment
- Module 3 - Bringing Awareness to Classroom Dynamics
- Module 4 - Facilitating Classroom Communication
- Module 5 - Caring for Self and Community
For the TIE Foundational badge, participants must attend cohorting programming. They may select from the following choices:
- FIIT cohort (6 meetings to discuss FIIT content)
- Neurodiversity Institute
- OTL Equity Workshops and/or UDL Your Course (6 total)
- OTL Faculty Learning Community (6-10 meetings, topic to be determined)
Assignments & Consultations
For the TIE Foundational badge, participants must complete one consultation with a campus DEI expert and three reflective assignments located in the TIE Foundational Canvas course. These assignments are 1-2 pages in length. Participants can choose one of these assignments to display as their artifact in the electronic badge.
TIE Intermediate Badge
The TIE Intermediate badge provides faculty with research-based strategies to design and support a culture of equity and inclusion in their classroom. As participants develop increased awareness of the impact of their teaching practices in the classroom through careful data collection, they will be able to discuss and address equity gaps in their discipline.
After completing this badge, participants will be able to:
- Develop equity-minded lens to uncover barriers for underserved students at DU.
- Design a classroom-based research project that addresses a social justice issue in higher education.
- Create robust assessment measures for the project.
- Build a network of accountability partners to ensure the success of their project.
For the TIE Intermediate badge, participants must attend two OTL “Reflective Tool” workshops. These workshops will allow participants to choose an area of teaching that they wish to engage with.
Participants must complete the project design worksheet. They will be required to schedule two consultation sessions with the OTL Directors shown below to review and discuss their project design.
- Director of Inclusive Teaching Practices
- Director of Scholarship of Teaching & Learning and Faculty Learning Communities
- Director of Assessment
Participants must implement the project. They will be required to present the results of their project to a group of people. They will create an artifact to represent their project which will be displayed in the electronic badge.
TIE Badge Earners
2023 Foundational Badge
Alexi Freeman | Sturm College of Law
Rebecca Galemba | Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Rachel E. Horenstein | Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Gabi Kathoefer | Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Kellie Keeling | Daniels College of Business
Erica Larson | Department of Biological Science
Rachael Liberman | Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies
Rocío Rubio Moirón | Center for World Languages and Cultures
Shannon Murphy | Department of Biological Sciences
Carrie Olson | Morgridge College of Education
Chen Reis | Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Kaitlyn Sims | Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Jill Smith | Director of Denver Publishing Institute
Stacy Stephens | University College
Daniel Storage | Department of Psychology
Olivia Tracy | Writing Program
Christy Rossi | Department of Psychology
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