Instructor Learning Community Grants (2019-20)

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What are Instructor Learning Community Grants?

Instructor Learning Community Grants, open to all instructors (graduate student instructors, lecturers, tenure-track, clinical, tenured), are intended to support in-depth discussions and problem solving around key issues in teaching in classrooms, clinics, studios, or labs. This year (2019-20), grants will be used to build instructor capacity for supporting an inclusive classroom climate.

Funds of up to $2,500 will be awarded for projects that assemble small groups of instructors to discuss and learn together about inclusive teaching and learning practices. Funds can support activities scheduled any time during the summer or fall semester 2019.

Learning communities will gather a minimum of three times. The FIC will also interview each member of the learning communities after the ILC has ended in order to collect key insights, resources, and best practices from the groups and to inform instructor development efforts around inclusive teaching moving forward.

Congratulations to those who were recently selected for awards!


Instructor Learning Community Grantees 2019


Steve Lundy

Department: College of Liberal Arts / Texas Extended Campus

Sarah Le Pichon

Department: French and Italian / Government


Peniel Joseph

Department: History / College of Liberal Arts

Title: Diversity and Inclusion in Public Affairs Curriculum


Bo Xie

Department:  School of Nursing / School of Information

Title: Cultivating inclusive classrooms in the Schools of Nursing and Information


Montserrat Madariaga

Department: Spanish and Portuguese

Jessica Sánchez

Department: Spanish and Portuguese

Title: Land Pedagogy Learning Community for Inclusive Classroom Climate


Kerri Harmon

Department: College of Natural Sciences

Title: Collaboration and Dialogue to Align Inclusive Spaces for TIP Scholars


Jen Moon

Department: College of Natural Sciences

Title: Performance Training for Instructors to Improve Classroom Climate and Culture