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8-week Inclusive Teaching Summer Grant Program

Invitation for 8-week inclusive teaching summer grant program. Please see below for more details.

As part of the UM Pathways to Equity Plan, AIG, CETL, and the Inclusive Teaching Worksop Planning Committee are sponsoring an Inclusive Teaching Workshop for faculty on 12-13 May 2021. More details about the May workshop can be found here.

Pathways to Equity defines inclusion as “actively and intentionally creating a welcoming campus where all individuals feel they have a supportive and affirming space to learn, grow and engage.” Teaching for inclusion, then, is about developing effective teaching practices where students see their classrooms as spaces where they are welcomed and supported in learning, growing, and engaging the community.

At the May Workshop, two faculty grant programs to support inclusive teaching will be introduced. One grant program will run during the academic year and one grant program will run during the summer months. We are proud to announce the details of the summer grant program now; more information on both grants will be available during the workshop.

What: A summer faculty grant program to develop inclusive teaching practices. CETL/AIG will pay each participant as well as a pre-tax stipend of $2,000.00 for completing the program. We anticipate funding 12 grant applications.

Who is eligible: All who teach undergraduates at the University including graduate instructors and staff with teaching responsibilities. Applications from those teaching summer sections will be preferred, and we also invite those who are interested to also attend our May 12-13 workshop Inclusive Teaching Practices Workshop, but neither are required for participation. 

How: As a member of a virtual community of practice, hosted by external partner Lumen Learning, you’ll share ideas and feedback with peers as you learn to practice inclusive teaching strategies and reflect on their classroom applications. Through learning by doing and experience-sharing, you’ll develop your teaching capabilities with techniques that engage students and help them to feel seen, respected, and included as capable partners in the learning process. Expert community facilitators guide you to identify your strengths and discover additional areas for growth. Learn more about the program and register at Lumen Circles Fellowships.  

When: Two identical sessions will be offered, and applicants can choose from either: Session 1: June 2 to July 28 (eight weeks) or Session 2: June 23 to August 18 (eight weeks)

Questions? Please contact Patti O’Sullivan at