Inclusive STEM Teaching Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications

The Georgia Tech College of Sciences, College of Computing, College of Engineering, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are launching a new initiative that will support STEM instructors as they strive to create inclusive learning environments in their classrooms and labs.

The Inclusive STEM Teaching Fellows program is designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of STEM instructors to cultivate inclusive learning environments for all their students and to develop themselves as reflective, inclusive practitioners. The institute will cover the following themes designed to help instructors construct classroom environments that support the complexities that contribute to student persistence: social identity and its impact on learning; power, positionality, and privilege; inclusive course design; interruption of oppression and microaggressions; and evidence-based teaching.   

Participants will enroll in the self-paced Inclusive STEM Teaching Project online course and culminate the experience with an in-person institute designed for deep engagement around diversity, equity, and inclusion in learning and teaching, instructor identity and authority, student identities and experiences, creating inclusive courses, and fostering an inclusive classroom climate on May 11-12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.  

Selected participants will receive $1,000 in discretionary funds to be used for professional activities. Participants must commit to completing the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project online course from March 23 to May 4, including weekly virtual check-ins with GT coordinators and attending the Inclusive STEM Teaching Institute on May 11-12. There is the potential for additional funding for related projects upon completion of the institute.  

The Inclusive STEM Teaching Fellows Program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation Inclusive STEM Teaching Project and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence 3 Learning Community.

Applications can be submitted through March 17 at b.gatech.edu/3Cr0xmD  

For questions, contact the College of Sciences' Assistant Dean for Teaching Effectiveness Carrie Shepler at carrie.shepler@cos.gatech.edu.

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For More Information Contact

Tammy Parrett
Communications Manager
Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
tammy.parrett@gatech.edu