Teaching for Inclusion and Equity Micro-credential Program

The Office of Teaching and Learning’s Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) micro-credential program provides faculty with research-based strategies to design and support a culture of equity and inclusion in their classroom.The TIE program offers multifaceted professional development on equity and social justice in teaching practices. 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 through an intersectional equity lens.

After completing this program, 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, and 
  • Design inclusive classroom practices, content and assessment that are responsive to real-time student needs.

Micro-credentials 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.


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Program Requirements

The Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) micro-credential program includes two badges. Each badge is a standalone program, requires 15 hours of engagement and must be completed with one year of application. Explore the sections below for the program requirements.


Teaching for Inclusion and Equity Foundations Badge

  • 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
  • Cohorted Programming

    For the TIE Foundations 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 Foundations badge, participants must complete one consultation with a campus DEI expert and  three reflective assignments located in the TIE 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.

Teaching for Inclusion and Equity Project Badge

  • Workshops

    For the TIE Project 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.

  • Project Design

    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
  • Project Implementation

    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.



If you have questions or comments about the content of this program, please contact Becca Ciancanelli, Director of Inclusive Teaching Practices, becca.ciancanelli@du.edu, for more information. For a personalized consultation, please click the button below.


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