Inclusive STEM Teaching at EMU

Faculty, full-time lecturers, and part-time lecturers who are teaching or on leave during Fall 2022 are invited to participate in the Inclusive STEM Teaching at EMU Learning Community. EMU instructors who successfully complete the work of this learning community will recieve an honorarium of $200.

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This learning community is based on an NSF-funded free 6-week asynchronous online class for college instructors, the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project (ISTP). It is designed to advance ability and awareness for cultivating inclusive STEM learning environments. The EMU Learning Community will meet on Zoom on Fridays, October 7 - November 11, from 9 AM to 10:30 AM. The modules cover themes designed to help instructors construct classroom environments that support the complexities that contribute to student persistence and success.

Objectives for the Learning Community

  1. Participants will meet the learning outcomes listed in the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project syllabus.
  2. Participants will revise the syllabus for one of their courses to be more inclusive.
  3. Participants will plan in detail the way they will frame the class on Day 1 for an inclusive course
    as a whole.

The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project is designed for participants who are at the beginning or intermediate stages of their journey toward inclusive teaching and thinking more deeply about issues of identity, power, privilege, belonging, etc.


When: Fridays, October 7th - November 11th from 9AM-10:30AM

Where: Zoom

Applications Closed

Estimated time commitment: 2 hours per week for the ISTP course, 90 minutes/week for the EMU learning community.

Each participant will submit their revised syllabus (including the before and after views, and reasoning for the changes) and their detailed plan for Day 1, having incorporated feedback from the PLC, to the facilitator team.  We will create a website where they can be viewed, to make them easily accessible to other people at EMU, and across the country.

We encourage participants to give a short presentation and/or short written report to their respective departments after the end of the ISTP online course and EMU learning community, to spread some of what they have learned (including their revised syllabus and detailed Day 1 plans) at EMU (including through FDC programs and publications), and perhaps encourage other faculty to participate in the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project MOOC in later semesters (Winter 2023 and onward).

You can read more about the ISTP course at their main website. To register for the online course, visit their edX site. Even if you decide not to participate in the EMU learning community, we still encourage you to participate in the ISTP course.


Lynn Bahena (Program Administrator, Math Pathways Support)

Andrew Ross (Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics)

Debbie Ingram (Professor and Department Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics)