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. A high-quality education—one that is inclusive of students’ multiple, intersecting identities—should be the standard of excellence for all students. Intentional approaches to 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 2018 Institute will build upon themes and topics drawn from participant applications to ensure that Institute faculty serve the needs of participating institutions.

Program Topics Will Address:

  • Scaling and sustaining a culture of engagement by integrating HIPs into curricular and cocurricular programs, ensuring equitable access for all students
  • Curricular coherence, efficiency, and streamlined time to degree by aligning courses and programs with guided learning pathways
  • Aligning courses and programs with guided learning pathways
  • Building institutional capacity for faculty-led direct assessment of student learning outcomes as a result of student participation in high-impact practices
  • Designing high-impact activities that feature active, collaborative, and experiential learning and promote connections between educational experiences and long-term career success
  • 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