Join Us: Summer Faculty Workgroup for Equity Planning

Dear Evergreen Faculty,

Evergreen attracts a diverse student population with a range of unique backgrounds, experiences, and talents. We know that faculty (i.e., you!) create rich and inclusive learning communities for students by implementing pedagogical approaches that facilitate learning and growth. If you are interested in harvesting the collective wisdom of Evergreen’s teaching faculty to create practical tools and resources that support equitable classroom practice, then we invite you to be part of an important initiative this summer.

Why now?

The Academic Leadership Team has set forth four equity objectives outlined in the 2022-2024 Academic Leadership Team (ALT) Equity Action Plan. To advance goal 3 – enhancing faculty adoption of inclusive and culturally affirming teaching practices – the Learning and Teaching Commons advisory board initiated the development of a “Framework for Inclusive and Culturally Sustaining Teaching at Evergreen” in 2022. While this framework marks a significant step forward towards recognizing and growing equitable classroom practices, it has yet to be thoroughly reviewed or shared with teaching faculty.  

What can you expect?

Thanks to funding from the Provost’s office, we are inviting up to five faculty members to collaborate with the Washington Center staff for two days of planning. Participants will receive compensation at a rate of $250 per day. Together, we will refine the framework, create user-friendly tools for integrating the framework into teaching practices, and develop a plan for dissemination during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Who are we seeking?

We are seeking up to five faculty members who bring diverse teaching experiences to the table. We aim for representation across various curricular offerings, modalities, tenure levels, and disciplinary backgrounds. Whether you teach coordinated studies, courses, Oly Day, PaCE/EWS, NPP, in Tacoma, or in graduate programs – your perspective is invaluable to this work.

When will this happen?

We’ve earmarked potential dates for our gatherings. Please let us know your availability and preference from the following options:

  • June 18 & 20
  • August 29-30

Express your interest!

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please reach out to us at In your brief note, share your interest, the unique perspectives you bring, and your availability.

Warm regards,

John Caraher, Dean for Faculty Hiring and Development
JuliA Metzker, Director for the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education

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