Institute Curriculum

The Institute curriculum will support teams as they develop faculty-engaged, evidence-based, sustainable models and strategies to advance quality and equity in service to academic excellence and social justice. A high-quality education—one that is inclusive of students’ multiple, intersecting identities—should be the standard of excellence for all students. Intentional approaches for achieving equity can help educational programs engage diversity and intercultural competence as essential elements of a contemporary liberal education. The Institute curriculum provides opportunities for in-depth study and planning as well as offering resources and guidance. The 2019 Institute will build upon themes and topics drawn from participant applications to ensure that Institute faculty address the goals of participating institutions.

Program Topics Will Address:

  • Scaling and sustaining a culture of engagement by integrating HIPs into curricular and cocurricular programs
  • Curricular coherence, efficiency, and streamlining time to degree by aligning courses and programs with guided learning pathways
  • Designing high-impact activities that feature active, collaborative, and experiential learning and promote connections between educational experiences and long-term career success
  • Building institutional capacity for faculty-led direct assessment of student learning outcomes, as a result of student participation in high-impact practices
  • Faculty and leadership professional development to expand capacity to bring effective practices to scale and implement educational reforms
  • Supporting faculty professional development that recognizes contingent contracts and connects inclusive, student-centered pedagogies to equitable outcomes
  • Bridging divides and building collaborations to ensure that campus programs work toward shared equity goals
  • Encouraging an academically open environment while promoting a safe, civil exchange of ideas
  • Advocacy and outreach to effectively champion equity and quality and communicate the value of an equitable, high-quality liberal education