Faculty Learning Community (FLC)
In partnership with the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning on the IUB campus, this initial Faculty Learning Community explores research-based best practices for addressing racial tension in the classroom. We will discuss the role of implicit bias in the classroom and share strategies that facilitate a positive learning environment for all classroom participants.
Our pilot FLC was held in spring, 2023. Insights from the focus group conversation are summarized in a learning brief. Preliminary results from the focus groups emphasized the need for more consistent and professional training opportunities for all faculty interested in improving their teaching skills. The program, EQUIP, can provide the academic community an opportunity to gain competencies in a variety of areas identified in the focus groups, including a "practical application with tools for inclusive teaching" (Amer Ahmed, IU Alum). We hope to make this opportunity for professional development available to faculty across the IU campuses.