Carnegie Mellon University

December 12, 2019

Dear Faculty Colleagues:

I am delighted to announce the Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellows program, a new initiative to support the development, implementation and dissemination of inclusive teaching techniques among CMU faculty. To help enhance inclusion and equity in CMU’s learning environment, this program is designed to:

  • Increase the number of instructors who adopt inclusive teaching practices,
  • Create a community of practice among instructors with varied experience regarding inclusive teaching, and
  • Develop and disseminate innovative, practical approaches to inclusive teaching among CMU faculty.

Each Fellow will receive $5,000 to recognize and reward their effort and commitment.

Annually, a cohort of faculty fellows will be selected, based on short proposals, to explore how best to adapt evidence-based, inclusive teaching techniques in various teaching contexts at CMU. Fellows will meet monthly as a cohort to exchange ideas and collaborate with colleagues from the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation as they develop, implement and disseminate their new approaches.

This year, the theme is: Diversifying Your Course Curriculum.

Enhancing the diversity of voices or perspectives represented in course materials is an important part of inclusive teaching. The Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellowship is an opportunity to engage in this important endeavor collaboratively, rethinking aspects of course design, assignments, classroom activities, and more with the support of both faculty and Eberly colleagues. If you have questions about this program or would like more information please contact the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation at:

Applications for this program are due by February 10, 2020. Please see the attached flyer for more information and the full call for applications.

Thank you,


James H. Garrett, Jr.
Thomas Lord Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering