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Congratulations to First Cohort of Inclusive Education Scholars!


A scholarly owl with a laptop and mortarboard represents the Inclusive Education Certificate awardees.

First Cohort of Inclusive Education Scholars 

Congratulations to the UIC instructors who earned their certificates this spring semester to the Inclusive Education Scholars Certificate program! This certificate recognizes UIC instructors for their dedication and commitment to student success, and equity, diversity, and inclusion at UIC.


Program Overview 


The Inclusive Education Scholars Certificate Program (IESCP) is a professional learning program co-developed by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence (CATE) and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Engagement (ODEE) with financial support from the UIC Provost and NSF. Any instructor of record who teaches at UIC is eligible to register and complete the certificate program. This includes TT, NTT, full-time and part-time instructors (including adjuncts), and academic staff.

The goal of this program is to help all UIC instructors support student success and well-being by acquiring the pedagogical knowledge and teaching skills needed to create a positive classroom climate and strengthen the educational experience for all UIC students. The program will enable instructors to learn about the lived experiences and contextual barriers faced by different student groups, leverage the benefits of diverse classrooms in becoming more culturally-responsive in their teaching, and adapt inclusive and equity-minded teaching practices.

The IESCP is comprised of a combination of eLearning modules, learning communities, and workshops as follows:

  1. An asynchronous online course comprised of 4 modules on inclusive teaching;
  2. A five-session learning community where instructors come together for facilitated discussions, which will dive deeper into the substance of the online modules, explore ways to apply inclusive teaching concepts to particular course and disciplinary contexts, and create opportunities to meet colleagues committed to supporting equity and inclusion in the classroom, and;
  3. A total of 3 CATE workshops on inclusive teaching, completed anytime before or after the online course and learning community, where participants learn about and plan to integrate instructional strategies into their own courses.

Watch this video for more information about the program.


Call for Interest for Fall 2023

Consider joining your colleagues in this program in Fall 2023! Complete this Call for Interest form and we will follow up in August to confirm your registration. Please visit the IESCP webpage to learn more about the program.