Briefing: Call for Teaching for Equity Fellowship Applications

April 18, 2018

Teaching for Equity Fellows Program

2018-2019 Arts & Sciences Cohort 

Invitation to Participate – Open to All Arts & Sciences Faculty

Application Deadline – May 9, 2018

Please look for application here:

Equitable classrooms in which all students have the greatest learning potential is an important goal at Trinity College. This fellowship provides tools, support and knowledge to faculty with this aim in mind.

Teaching for Equity Fellows (TFEF) is a year-long series of workshops that give faculty tools to better engage all students in our classrooms, labs, and learning spaces. The workshops are specifically designed to address a number of teaching and mentoring topics that may arise around race and identity. Faculty fellows gain specific skills and strategies to create a culture that improves learning for all our students. The Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute developed the program, and it is sponsored by Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and the Office for Faculty Advancement.

The Fellowship includes a two-day framework session in August or September, and seven monthly four-hour workshops that build skills and support your ability to improve culture, understand and work with students, and reflect on curriculum and inclusive teaching practices.

Benefits to Faculty Fellows

  • Learn concrete skills and strategies to strengthen your ability to teach and support students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Develop knowledge on how to handle challenging topics around race and identity that may arise in learning environments;
  • Acquire teaching skills and resources that will bolster faculty learning and professional development;
  • Enhance your teaching abilities by building curricular design and discussion facilitation skills;
  • Develop a deep awareness about student experience in Duke classrooms;
  • Create syllabi that promote successful learning for all of your students;
  • Gain a shared language and analytical framework about the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression;
  • Integrate equity practices in your classroom through curriculum and pedagogical practice;
  • Gain a cohort of faculty to collaborate and network with in the future

Dates and Times for the 2018-2019 Arts & Sciences Cohort

Introducing the Framework (there are two options)

  1. August 13-14, 2017 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. – 12 noon on the 15th OR
  2. September 7 & 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monthly Sessions (The two options Thursdays afternoons or Friday mornings)

  1. Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. – September 27, October 25, November 29, 2018 & January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, 2019 OR
  2. Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – September 28, October 26, November 30, 2018 & January 25, March 1, March 29, April 26, 2019

Application Deadline – May 9, 2018

Please look for application here:


Please contact Barbara Lau at or Emily Stewart at