The Academy for Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce the inaugural run of a series of Graduate Equivalency Courses called the Equity Teaching Academy, which was developed in partnership with faculty from Roosevelt and City Colleges and informed by research from similar faculty development programs throughout the country. The first course in the series, “Examine for Equity,” invites participants to examine their individual and institutional contexts to generate deeper awareness of issues related to educational inequities. The second course, “Reflect on Equity,” guides faculty through experiences for deep reflection on their course design and facilitation. The third course in the series, “Redesign for Equity,” prompts faculty to consider institutional and course-level data as they envision ways to redesign aspects of their courses around equity pedagogies.

Collage of four photographs. Clockwise from top left: 1) Six Grandfathers Mountain in 1905; 2) Alice Wong touring the White House via robot on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act; 3) Ruby Bridges escorted by U.S. marshals to school in 1960; 4) a rainbow crosswalk.

Clockwise from top left: 1) Six Grandfathers Mountain in 1905; 2) Alice Wong touring the White House via robot on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act; 3) Ruby Bridges escorted by U.S. marshals to school in 1960; 4) a rainbow crosswalk.

Although we encourage taking all of the courses in order, participants may choose to take some and not all and in any order that works for their needs, interests, and schedules. In the inaugural series, “Examine for Equity” and “Reflect on Equity” will be offered as 6-week courses in Fall 2021 and “Redesign for Equity” will be offered as an 8-week course in Spring 2022.

Equity Teaching Academy: Examine for Equity

“Examine for Equity” is the first course in a series of the inaugural offering of the Equity Teaching Academy. This course invites participants to examine their individual and institutional contexts to generate deeper awareness of issues related to educational inequities. The course is taught by a lead faculty member from the College of Education at Illinois State University, Dr. Pamela Twyman Hoff, and assisted by a facilitation team of Harper faculty who helped to refine the curriculum.

  • Format: Online, Synchronous. Online live sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Dates: August 31 – October 5, 2021
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Dr. Pamela Twyman Hoff, Professor of Educational Administration and Foundations, Illinois State University
  • View Syllabus
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: August 17, 2021)

 

Equity Teaching Academy: Reflect on Equity

“Reflect on Equity” is the second course in a series of the inaugural offering of the Equity Teaching Academy. This course guides faculty through experiences for deep reflection on their course design and facilitation. The course is taught by a lead faculty member from the College of Education at Northern Illinois University, Dr. Joseph Flynn, and assisted by a facilitation team of Harper faculty who helped to refine the curriculum.

  • Format: Blended, Hyflex. This is a blended, hyflex course with online live meetings every Thursday from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. with an on campus session every other week; participants will have an option to live stream the on campus sessions from a remote location if desired.
  • Dates: October 19 – November 23, 2021
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Dr. Joseph Flynn, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Associate Director of the Center for Black Studies, Northern Illinois University
  • View Syllabus
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: October 5, 2021)

 

Equity Teaching Academy: Redesign for Equity

“Redesign for Equity” is the third course in a series of the inaugural offering of the Equity Teaching Academy. This course prompts faculty to consider institutional and course-level data as they envision ways to redesign aspects of their courses around equity pedagogies.

The course will be offered as an 8-week course in Spring 2022. Please watch for more information and registration.

Questions? Please contact the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.