Faculty Institute for Teaching Inclusive Curricula (FITIC)

The Faculty Institute for Teaching Inclusive Curricula is an initiative that supports Pillar 4 of UMKC’s Strategic Plan by helping faculty to develop skills and strategies to create an inclusive curriculum and classroom, which reflects the diverse and varied perspectives of both students and the global communities. The program is open to full or part-time UMKC faculty. Eligible participants are required to attend three Institute workshops in the fall semester, implement the infused curriculum in the spring and attend a final workshop at the end of the spring semester. Faculty who complete all requirements receive a nominal stipend.

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full or Part-time faculty member at UMKC
  • Attend all four workshops
  • Must submit a syllabus of the course to be revised in application
  • Must teach revised course spring semester 2022

Required Workshops

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021:
    • Self-Assessment; Bias Impact on Curriculum; & Orientation, Process, and Strategies,
    • 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021:
    • Book Discussion and Activities,
    • 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021:
    • Presentation of Initial Draft of Curriculum Revision, and Feedback,
    • 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
    • Classroom Implementation of Infused Curriculum, Spring Semester 2022
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022:
    • Final Presentation – Revised Syllabus, Classroom Implementation Experience/Outcomes, and Personal Reflection
    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

FITIC Application Process:

  • All applicants must be available to attend ALL workshops in order to receive the $500 stipend.
  • Applications are DUE May 21, 2021
  • Faculty Awardees will be notified by June 11, 2021
  • Awardees must confirm participation by June 18, 2021

Deadline: Submit your application with the course syllabus to be revised by May 21, 2021 to Dr. Makini King at kingml@umkc.edu