This professional development program is available for free to all interested UConn employees.
The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with support by the National Science Foundation. The asynchronous MOOC will be available again in Summer 2023. The course runs from July 10 - August 18th and the course content is designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff to cultivate inclusive learning environments for students. Despite its label as "STEM" the course is relevant for all disciplines and broader participation is encouraged.
What’s in it for you?
Participants engage in deep reflection and discussion around topics of equity and inclusion across a variety of institutional contexts and strengthen capacity to contribute and improve the UConn landscape.
Benefits to your participation in the MOOC
- Access to teaching resources at a time where teaching inclusively in multiple modalities (in-person, online, hybrid/hi-flex) is essential
- Flexible learning – edX materials and activities are self-paced
- Opportunities to learn and refine skills in inclusive STEM instruction
- Documentation of participation in professional development (low fee for optional participation certificate)
We estimate you will spend 2-3 hours per week engaging in the course which includes review/completion of MOOC course materials.
Benefits to your participation in a Learning Community.
In addition, UConn faculty will facilitate a virtual learning community for participants enrolled in the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project course. The learning community will foster reflection and discussion and will run concurrent to the course (7/14,7/21,7/28, 8/4, 8/11). Past participants found it enriching to sign up together with another colleague from their home department. We will be meeting Fridays between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm via WebEx; an additional commitment of 90 minutes per week. If you are interested in joining, please sign-up here.
Questions or can’t attend right now?
Please share with your networks and encourage colleagues to take part in this exciting opportunity!
If you have any questions or would like to recommend a colleague to the program, please contact Martina.Rosenberg@uconn.edu.
We look forward to hearing from you!