Racial and Social Justice Community of Practice
Task Force on racial and social justice in the curriculum (began in July 2020).
Community of Practice Goals
Transfer and translate knowledge of DEI, racial justice and social justice into the discipline.
Identify examples and other curricular materials to integrate into coursework.
Educate faculty on inclusive teaching practices.
Work directly with faculty from each unit to integrate into required courses.
Eligibility and Expectations
- All full-time instructional faculty/staff who teach a required course in Engineering, Architecture or Planning are eligible
- Compensation - $2,000 per person ($1,000 from the College of Engineering and $1,000 from department)
- Academic year commitment (Autumn and Spring semesters).
- Bi-weekly meetings (90 minutes)
- Create and implement one learning outcome related to Community of Practice goals in a core course by autumn of the following year. Faculty will lay out timeline for integration of curriculum early in the Community of Practice
- Get approval from Undergraduate curriculum chair of the department.
- Allow observation of class(es) when curriculum is being delivered, collect artifacts, assessment and curriculum.
- Take pre- and post-assessment and agree to mentoring based on findings.
- Actively participate in Community of Practice sessions
Benefits of Participation
- Response to student need for inclusive classrooms
- Meets shared values requirements to annual review and dossier
- Possible connection to new GE requirements
- Possible Instructional Redesign credit
- Possible Cultural Transformation plan/RAISE Initiative
Community of Practice Application
College of Engineering
- Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning: Inclusive Excellence teaching resource page
- University Academic Plan
For information about the Racial and Social Justice Community of Practice, please contact: