FIIT 2019-20 cohort standing on the sky bridge in the MU Student Center. Photo with lots of natural light, MIZ pennant hanging in the background.

Promoting inclusive pedagogies is a crucial component of our effort to develop and maintain diverse student bodies, faculty, and curriculum at Mizzou. The Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching (FIIT) brings together a cross-disciplinary network of faculty to explore promising practices around diversity and inclusiveness in the undergraduate classroom.

A cohort-based program that combines expert facilitation with peer-to-peer learning, FIIT supports faculty in identifying course-specific improvements and builds faculty capacity for diversity and inclusiveness in the classroom. Through the use of case studies, self-awareness exercises, dialogue, and instructional skills, the Institute enhances faculty’s content knowledge about inclusive pedagogy as well as skills for managing diversity and inclusion in the classroom.

Following the Institute, participants submit an individual action plan with specific goals. In subsequent months, they have opportunities to reconnect and discuss their progress as well as any diversity-related challenges that have emerged. Within a year of completing FIIT, faculty members submit a report on how participation in the Institute has impacted their teaching, and how they have applied the principles of inclusive pedagogy at Mizzou.

All faculty members engaged in undergraduate education are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Dr. Elisa Glick.