Spotlight on Inclusive Teaching: Enhancing Diversity, Equity, and Belonging in Course Design and Delivery
Event date: May 12, 2022, 9:00 - 11:00 AM ET
This interactive, roundtable-style event features innovative teaching by CMU faculty and graduate students designed to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or sense of belonging (DEIB). Attendees can expect to dialogue with colleagues, leave with practical strategies, and be inspired to invest in their own DEIB teaching interventions. The spotlight will be remote via Zoom. Register here!
Teaching as Research Institute
Event dates: August 1 - 4, 2022, 9:00 am - 11:30 am, Eastern
Do you want to collect data on student outcomes to inform future teaching and course design? For example, which strategies best support student engagement and learning during discussions, lectures, studios or labs? This 4-session Institute will prepare you to investigate the impact of different strategies in the context of your own course, whether teaching online or in-person, with tangible Eberly Center support. In collaboration with Eberly colleagues, participants will:
- Identify sources of data to measure baseline student outcomes,
- Select a teaching intervention to test or a question to address,
- Design a study to conduct in your course, and
- Exit with an action plan, including Eberly support from start to finish.
Adjusting Your Course to a 14-Week Format
Event Date: Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022, 10:00-11:30 am, Eastern
Location: Remote session via Zoom
In adjusting your course from a 15-week format to a 14-week format, you have various options to consider. Attendees will explore a menu of small adjustments that are both efficient and effective for student learning, to help account for the 1-week reduction. Additionally, participants will learn about technologies and techniques to make grading more efficient for you or your TAs. Colleagues will discuss how best to implement these strategies and formulate an action plan.
CMU Teaching & Learning Summit
Day 1: Thursday, September 15, 2022, 9:00am - 2:00pm ET
Location: Virtual on Zoom
Day 2: Friday, September 16, 2022, 12:30pm - 4:30pm ET
Location: Pittsburgh Campus - Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center
CMU faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff participate in an annual event during the fall semester to celebrate and showcase exciting ideas and evidence-based approaches that our colleagues are applying here at CMU and beyond. Join us for an afternoon of highly interactive sessions with colleagues designed to…
- Foster dialogue, networking, and collaboration on teaching within and across disciplines,
- Showcase the educational research of CMU instructors and learning scientists, and
- Disseminate transferable, evidence-based and innovative teaching strategies employed by CMU instructors.
Coming Soon! Signature Eberly Center Programs that tend to recur annually:
Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellows
The Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellows program supports the development and implementation of inclusive teaching techniques by CMU faculty. Fellows develop and disseminate transferable approaches to: (1) enhance the diversity of voices or perspectives represented in course designs, and (2) increase students’ sense of belonging in a discipline. Each Fellow receives a $5,000 stipend to work closely with the Eberly Center to iterate on a CMU course they are actively teaching. Fellows also meet one or twice per month as a special interest group to explore research and strategies on inclusive teaching.
For more info: see faculty projects
Wimmer Faculty Fellowship for the Development of Teaching
The Wimmer Faculty Fellows Program is designed to support junior faculty designing or redesigning a course by innovating course materials and/or pedagogical approaches. Each Fellow receives a $3000 fellowship to work in close collaboration with Eberly Center colleagues to design, implement, and assess the impacts of their innovations.
For more info: see faculty projects
Instrumented, Technology-enhanced, Active Learning Classrooms
Proposal due date: TBD
Program duration: up to one semester of class sessions
The Eberly Center provides two instrumented technology-enhanced, active learning classrooms in the Tepper Quad. These rooms are designed to capture rich data on classroom interactions and behaviors that can be used for (a) formative feedback on your teaching and your students’ learning, (b) exploring the effect of a new technology or pedagogy you wish to incorporate in your course, (c) conducting educational research in a real class setting, and more! Faculty work closely with Eberly colleagues to design and implement their proposed use of an instrumented classroom as well as to collect, interpret, and apply any data collected.
For more info: see examples of use cases and the classroom request form
Course Design Institute
Application due date: TBD
Event dates: TBD
Program duration: TBD
The Course Design Institute is a 4-session series of workshops that will guide you through a student-centered approach to (re)designing a course you teach, whether you anticipate teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, or online contexts. Throughout the process, you’ll receive feedback from Eberly Center staff and exchange ideas with a cohort of other instructors. You will leave with designs for a “chunk” of your syllabus, which you can use as a model to develop the rest of your course. Additionally, you will make connections with Eberly staff for further one-on-one consultations if desired. Participants will:
- Write student-centered and measurable learning objectives and create aligned assessments.
- Incorporate inclusive teaching principles as they design instructional activities.
- Select technological tools that map to teaching and learning needs.
- Make plans for collecting student data and using it to refine future iterations of the course.
Faculty Fellows Program: Innovative Models for Undergraduate Research (IMUR)
The Innovative Models for Undergraduate Research (IMUR) Faculty Fellows Program is designed to support CMU faculty who want to “think outside the box” about what undergraduate research or creative inquiry could look like in their discipline. Specifically, how can it scale beyond the 1:1 mentor:student model and better support underrepresented students via innovative approaches to recruitment and inclusive teaching? Each IMUR Fellow will receive a $4,000 stipend to work with the Eberly Center and Undergraduate Research Office to implement, assess, and document their model of undergraduate research. Projects proposed by teams must be prepared to split a maximum of two stipends and commit at least two team members to attend all program meetings. All projects will be implemented with a 99-520 course number (even if the model is not a traditional course format per se), and Fellows will be compensated for the teaching overload based on enrollment. Projects must support a minimum of 10 students. All disciplines are encouraged to apply. No prior experience with undergraduate research required.
Check out our inaugural cohort at the IMUR Fellows webpage.