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Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning course (launching Fall 2022)

Call for Applications

Texas A&M University is now accepting applications for the Fall 2022 Texas A&M University System Instructional Excellence ProjectThe Texas A&M University System, under the leadership of Dr. James Hallmark, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Shonda Gibson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, is underwriting this program to encourage System-wide excellence in teaching. Participation in this initiative is highly valued in support of teaching excellence, and it will be included in the evaluation for tenure, promotion, and post-tenure review according to Texas A&M University System Policy and the Texas A&M promotion and tenure guidelines.

This opportunity is a coordinated effort among the Texas A&M University System, the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), Texas A&M Faculty Affairs, and the Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence.

Fall Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning Course Application Timeline 

Call for Applications: 8/15/2022
Deadline for ALL Applications: 9/2/2022
Cohort Notifications by: 9/5/2022

Application Process

Prepare the following documents in PDF format:
  • Letter of support from Department Head or Direct Supervisor (1-page maximum)
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement (1-page maximum) Philosophy Statement Guide
  • Course syllabus

Fall Cohort participants need not be teaching concurrently with their program participation.

Space is limited to 30 faculty members. 

Apply Here


Time Commitment 

Participants commit 3 - 4 hours per week for ten weeks.
Fall 2022 cohort dates:
‚ÄčSeptember 26 - November 13 (Course Launch: TBA)


ACUE’s microcredential course in Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning provides instructors with proven strategies to create a more equitable and just learning environment. Equity-promoting teaching practices are among the hundreds of recommended approaches that faculty learn about and develop in all ACUE programs, as demonstrated in ACUE’s Inclusive and Equitable Teaching Curriculum Crosswalk.

This course is organized around five competencies and takes approximately 10 weeks to complete. You will learn with a professionally facilitated online cohort of faculty members, with whom you will share insights and ideas.

Competencies addressed include:

  • Managing the Impact of Bias
  • Reducing Microaggressions in Learning Environments
  • Addressing Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat
  • Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
  • Designing Equity-Centered Courses

Fall Schedule

Click here for the fall schedule in a downloadable pdf format. 

Delivery Format

This is primarily an online asynchronous 10-week program hosted in the Canvas learning management system, with approximately 3-4 hours in learning activities and online discussions expected every week. Asynchronous engagement with peers is expected as participants will go through the 10 weeks together as a cohort. There will also be required synchronous Zoom sessions with the program facilitator that will be scheduled based on participants’ availability. Other meetings or consultations may be scheduled as needed.

Upon Completion

Faculty will receive a $300 faculty development bursary, the Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning credential, and ACUE-issued digital badges to share in teaching portfolios and on social media.


Please contact Texas A&M program lead Brandon Cooper for more information.