Inclusive Teaching

Inclusive Teaching Certificate Faculty Group

Inclusive and equitable teaching is essential to the University's mission. As such, the Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to introduce a cohort of faculty who will be participating in the edX course, Teaching in Diverse Classrooms, beginning this October 2020. We appreciate the additional funding provided by the Provost, all nine schools, and the library so that nearly 40 colleagues can participate in the course and earn the verified certificate. The individuals who make up this cohort represent a range of instructional positions on campus and teach in a variety of contexts and at different levels, but all of their applications demonstrated a deep commitment to reaching and teaching all students. We look forward to sharing what we learn, and to working together to implement more inclusive and equitable teaching. After completion of the course, we plan to showcase the cohort's learning through a mini-symposium. Details will be forthcoming.


Cornell University's Center for Teaching Innovation is offering a massive open online course (MOOC) for educators, Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom, that guides instructors in exploring frameworks and strategies for building and sustaining inclusive learning environments. The course runs from October 1-31, 2020 on, and is free for anyone to attend, but Duquesne's Center for Teaching Excellence will sponsor 10 Duquesne faculty members from across the university's nine schools to earn the verified certificate.


Since we want representatives from across campus, we will accept ten applications that represent a cross section of schools and university programs. CTE will purchase a block of verified certificate enrollment codes that we will send to accepted applicants.


CTE believes that inclusive and equitable teaching is essential to the University's mission, and we want to foster a cohort of faculty to support this important work. The applicants who complete the verified certificate will have the opportunity to collaborate with CTE to promote inclusive teaching at Duquesne University through co-facilitating workshops and/or developing instructional resources. In addition to the sponsorship of the certificate, individuals who collaborate with CTE to promote inclusive teaching through workshops or other resources will receive an additional $100 in professional development funding to use for conference registration, books, materials, etc.