The Institute curriculum is built on two commitments. First, a high-quality education—one that is inclusive of students’ multiple, intersecting identities—should be the standard of excellence for all students. Second, intentional approaches to achieving equity can help educational programs engage diversity and build 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 2017 Institute will build upon themes and topics drawn from participant applications to ensure that Institute faculty serve the needs of participating institutions.
Possible Session Topics
- Fostering a HIPs culture on campus that is sustainable from year to year, and selecting best practices for integrating HIPs into curricular and cocurricular programs
- Aligning courses and programs with guided learning pathways; ensuring equitable access for all students
- Supporting faculty development that recognizes contingent contracts and connects inclusive, student-centered pedagogies to equitable outcomes
- Designing and assessing the quality of HIPs at the course and institutional levels
- Bridging divides and building collaborations to ensure that campus programs work toward equity goals
- Encouraging an academically open environment while promoting a safe, civil exchange of ideas