Inclusive Teaching Fellow

Sinclair Faculty Fellows Program

Created by faculty for faculty through the Sinclair Foundation

 

Call for Applications - Inclusive Teaching Fellow

APPLICATIONS DUE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.

DECISIONS MADE BY: SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

ENHANCING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN TEACHING, LEARNING, AND COURSE DESIGN

Applicants will focus on a Sinclair course they are teaching in AY 2022-2023, exploring opportunities to enhance the diversity of voices or perspectives represented in course materials AND the use of inclusive teaching and course design strategies.

The Inclusive Teaching Fellow will work to support the development and implementation of inclusive teaching strategies by Sinclair faculty. She/he/they will receive a $5,000 stipend to work with the CTL, the Innovation Lab construct, and eLearning to design, disseminate, assess, and refine their approach.

Ideas for enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion:

  • Anchor course design in evidence-based theories (e.g., critical disability, critical race, cultural, feminist, post-colonial, and queer) and evidence-based pedagogies (e.g., constructivist, inclusive and culturally responsive, culturally sustaining, and holistic)
  • Include the voices of underrepresented scholars in your discipline (e.g., women; Black, Indigenous or People of Color; people with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals)
  • Create diverse, accessible assignments, activities, or examples that reach more students
  • Build diversity, equity, or inclusion into learning objectives, especially in courses traditionally without this focus
  • Infuse inclusive teaching strategies into learning activities to increase students’ sense of belonging in your discipline
  • Collaborate on inclusion of DEI into a program or curriculum
  • Use data to gauge effectiveness and future refinements

ELIGIBILITY:

Sinclair full-time faculty of any rank, discipline, and teaching experience who are teaching the targeted course in AY 2022-2023 can apply.

SUBMISSIONS:

Submit your application as a pdf file to https://ctl.sinclair.edu/submissions/. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2022.

APPLICATIONS: Include the following sections

  1. What does teaching inclusively mean to you in your teaching context?
  2. What motivates you to undertake this fellowship?
  3. Briefly describe the target course, project, or other undertaking you wish to pursue in this fellowship, and how it fits into a program or curriculum.
  4. To enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and course design, and in students’ learning, what theories and pedagogies would you like to explore? What challenges would you like to solve?
  5. How will your proposed changes enhance student outcomes (learning, engagement, belonging, course completion)? Which outcome(s) do you see as the most important, and why?
  6. What are your expectations for this program? Specifically, what do you intend to gain from the project you are proposing?

EXPECTATIONS:

The Inclusive Teaching Fellow will commit to:

  • Attend monthly CTL Advisory Committee meetings (October 2022-May 2023)
  • Present your research, ideas, and project progress to Sinclair colleagues
  • Share the theories and pedagogies that inform your work
  • Collaborate with CTL, eLearning, and Innovation Lab colleagues to ensure DEI in teaching, learning, and course design
  • Produce and share teaching materials generated (e.g., syllabus, assignments, projects, classroom activities, grading criteria and/or rubrics)
  • Collect data on student outcomes (with assistance from RAR, eLearning, and the CTL)
  • Serve as facilitator at FFPDD 2023
  • Mentor future Faculty Fellows