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Action Item (as stated with DEI strategic plan launch in 2016)

The university will continue to support the Inclusive Teaching Professional Development Programs (now referred to as Equity-focused Teaching) offered by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). CRLT will both (1) continue to offer campuswide programs about inclusive and equity-focused teaching for instructors in multiple disciplines and (2) work with schools and colleges to create faculty professional development programs that reflect their particular pedagogical needs and make learning more inclusive and equitable across a diverse student body. In addition, CRLT will continue to offer equity-focused teaching workshops for new and experienced graduate student instructors.

DEI 1.0 Evaluation Update

During the five years of DEI 1.0, CRLT worked in various ways to meet the goals set forth in this action item. Among key accomplishments, the unit:

  • Offered 135+ DEI-focused seminars in its fall and winter seminar series, and through it Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan Series
  • Delivered 240+ customized workshops to departments across campus
  • Arranged for the CRLT Players to present—or provide follow-up for—185+ performances on topics that included promoting a climate resistant to sexual harassment
  • Facilitated programs for 210+ instructors teaching LSA Race & Ethnicity courses
  • Presented modules on inclusive teaching to 6,200+ GSIs and undergraduate instructional aides
  • Provided 40 programs on anti-racist pedagogy for 12 schools/colleges during Year Five
  • Developed and arranged for the CRLT Players to perform new sketches on departmental climate issues faced by minoritized students and a new sketch on the history of racial inequality at U-M
  • Created a video with the CRLT Players, titled “Act for Equity,” which was shown at instructor orientations and workshops

Responsibility: Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)