Inclusive STEM education project – online courses and learning community

ByMike V. Cooper

Feb 15, 2022

This spring, the Center for Advancing Teaching Excellence brings together the Inclusive STEM education project at the UIC. This project features a massive six-week open online course designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of STEM faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff to cultivate environments of inclusive learning for all their students.

Instructors also have the option to enroll in a six-week Learning Community (one for faculty/staff and one for graduate instructors), where they will enhance their learning through application-focused interdisciplinary discussions. ideas and concepts of the MOOC to their particular pedagogical contexts.

The Learning Communities will be offered via Zoom and will meet weekly from March 13 through the week of April 24, with the exception of the week of March 20 (UIC Spring Break):

  • Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. (graduate students and professionals)
  • Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (professors of all ranks, lecturers, lecturers and postdoctoral fellows)

The MOOC is open to anyone who registers before April 1, and each learning community is limited to 18 participants, so Register early for better consideration.

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