Inclusive STEM Teaching Project: Applications Now Open


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Dear STEM Colleague,

We are writing to share an exciting professional development resource available through our institution this summer. The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, a NSF grant-funded program, is hosting two concurrent opportunities June 15th – July 27th: a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and a virtual learning community.

The six-week MOOC is designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of STEM faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff to cultivate inclusive learning environments for their students. Participants will engage in deep reflection and discussion around topics of equity and inclusion across a variety of institutional contexts. Register for the free course at:

Additionally, the asynchronous MOOC will be extended through a synchronous virtual learning community facilitated by a team of COSAM faculty. Supported by the Biggio Center, the local learning community will meet weekly for discussion. If you are interested in participating in the learning community, please complete the form at Questions about the learning community should be directed to Stephanie Shepherd at We estimate you will spend 2-3 hours per week engaged in the course and discussions, which include review/completion of course materials, plus a 90-minute weekly learning community meeting. You can participate in the MOOC without signing up for our learning community, but we hope you will participate in both.

Please visit for more details about the course content, expectations, and learning communities. We welcome you to share this information with your professional networks and colleagues who may be interested. If you have any questions about the MOOC, contact the MOOC organizers at Thank you!

Stephanie Shepherd, Dept. of Geosciences
Vanessa Falcao, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Min Zhong, Dept. of Biological Sciences

Last modified: May 14, 2021