MCC Diversity

Equity and Inclusion

Announcing MCC's Faculty Institute for Teaching Inclusive Curricula Request for Applications

(Published on: 6/11/2021)

The Faculty Institute for Teaching Inclusive Curricula is a new initiative that is a collaborative initiative between the offices of Equity and Inclusion and Academic Affairs with Dr. Tehia Glass that will help faculty to develop skills and strategies to create an inclusive curriculum and classroom, which reflects the diverse and varied perspectives of not only our students, but global communities. The program is open to full- or part-time MCC faculty and begins July 6, 2021. Eligible participants are required to attend four Institute workshops in July 2021, implement the infused curriculum in the fall 2021 quarter and attend a reflection meeting at the end of the fall quarter 2021. Faculty completing all requirements receive a $500 stipend. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

• Full- or Part-time faculty member at MCC 

• Attend all workshops, a capstone presentation and post quarter reflection meeting 

• Must submit syllabus of their course to be infused in application 

• Must teach infused course Fall Quarter 2021 OUTCOMES INCLUDE: · Depth of understanding of what culturally responsive teaching is, and how to embody it personally and instructionally. · Pedagogical and content knowledge expansion. · Expanded level of teaching with current selected readings. · Dedicated work time to revise syllabi. · Small group time to collaborate. · Self-reflection opportunities. · Creation of a syllabus infused with inclusive curricula to use fall quarter. Required VIRTUAL Workshops Include (9 a.m.-noon): July 6 

● Building community, race/racial history of US in the context of schools/education, and how that translates to culturally responsive teaching July 12 

● What is culturally responsive teaching? 

● Syllabus Analysis July 19 

● Content analysis July 26 

● Pedagogy analysis Pretest to be completed by July 1; Syllabus presentation and posttest to be completed by July 30.


Timeline and Application Process: 

All applicants must be available to attend all virtual workshops and capstone to receive the $500 stipend. Applications are due June 18, 2021 Faculty Awardees will be notified by June 25, 2021 Awardees must confirm participation by June 28, 2021.


Attach a brief essay addressing the following: What are you hoping to accomplish by participating in this experience? What is your experience in culturally responsive teaching? 

Questions? Contact Cynthia K. Gooch-Grayson, Ph.D. Submit application materials with course syllabus to be infused by June 18, 2021 at

About Dr. Glass: 

Dr. Tehia Starker Glass is an associate professor of Educational Psychology and Elementary Education in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Starker Glass earned degrees from Bethune-Cookman University (B.S. Elementary Education), the University of Northern Iowa (M.A. Educational Technology), and University of Nebraska Lincoln (Ph.D. Educational Psychology). Dr. Starker Glass' teaching background spans K-12 through higher education. She has taught in Japan, Italy, Hawaii, New York, Florida and Tennessee. The majority of her teaching experiences have been in urban and/or title one elementary schools while in the states. Dr. Starker Glass' research interests include preparing preservice and in-service teachers' culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy, examining motivational factors that influence teachers' behavior towards culturally diverse students, culturally responsive classroom management, investigating the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) and teacher education, and instructional design.

Metropolitan Community College believes that diversity, in many forms and expressions, is essential to its educational mission and to its success as an institution. We value the pluralistic nature of our society and recognize diversity that includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, social class, age, gender, sexual orientation and physical or mental capability. We respect the variety of ideas, experiences and practices that such diversity entails. It is our commitment to ensure equal opportunity and to sustain a climate of civility for all who work or study at MCC, or who otherwise participate in the life of the College. We celebrate and embrace diversity as a way to promote respect and enhance academic experiences, making our college a welcoming place to learn and grow while meeting the needs of a diverse population.

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