Thank you for your interest in the Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence! The deadline has passed to apply for the 2022-2023 cohort. Applications for the 2023-2024 cohort will open in Fall 2022.

About the Faculty Institute

The goal of the Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence is to create a learning environment for faculty to engage in topics of diversity and inclusion in pedagogy, curriculum, and campus communities. Participants in the program will explore civility, curriculum, and culture, with regard to diversity and inclusion best practices in the classroom.

The purpose of the Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence is to transform classrooms and positively influence campus climate such that awareness regarding diversity and inclusion is integrated within pedagogical practices. The intent is to develop awareness, knowledge, and skill sets that promote equity and social justice in educational settings. This Institute begins in the spring semester and runs through the following spring semester.

Since 2015, the Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence has been administered 5 times and awarded 40+ Fellows, who are listed below.

FIIE 2021 Program Report

The Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence Program Report (2021) is now available.

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FIIE Team Wins Poster Award

Louise Jennings, Katie Hartmann, Shannon Archibeque-Engle, and Rachel McKinney were awarded a CHHS poster award (Diversity and Social Justice category) for their work on “Institutional Impacts of the Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence.”

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Faculty Institute Fellows

NameDepartmentCollege/DivisionProject Overview/Title
Renee HarmonSchool of Global Environmental SustainabilitySchool of Global Environmental SustainabilityDesigning Inclusive Online Sustainability Education
Renae WatsonLibrariesLibrariesFIIE Project for CSU Libraries: Inclusive Pedagogy Recommendations
Jaclyn StephensOccupational TherapyCollege of Health and Human SciencesEnhancing Inclusive Teaching Practices for Future Cohort of Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Students
Jennifer ReinkeHuman Development and Family StudiesCollege of Health and Human SciencesHDFS 477: HDFS Professional Preparation Curricular Redesign with a Focus on Inclusion
Shari LanningClinical SciencesCollege of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical SciencesUniversal Course Design for the Neurodiverse Student
Nicole KelpMicrobiology, Immunology, and PathologyCollege of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical SciencesExamining Inclusive Science Communication Training as a Tool to Empower Historically Disadvantaged STEM Students
Bruno SobralMicrobiology, Immunology, and PathologyCollege of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical SciencesCampeones de la Salud: Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19
Liba PejcharFish, Wildlife, and Conservation BiologyWarner College of Natural ResourcesSexual Harassment Disproportionately Affects Historically Excluded Graduate Students in STEM
Karyl SabbathCommunication StudiesCollege of Liberal ArtsIncreasing Access for Internship Experiences for First Generation and/or Latinx Students in the Department of Communication Studies
Alyson HuffPhilosophyCollege of Liberal ArtsSmall Changes, Big Impacts: Working on Inclusive Course Curricula in Philosophy
Cayla BellamySchool of Music, Theatre and DanceCollege of Liberal ArtsDiversifying Classical Repertoire: Representation, Tokenization, and Curricular Outcomes in Updating Bassoon Performance Standards
Blythe LaGasseSchool of Music, Theatre and DanceCollege of Liberal ArtsSupporting Student Success in a New Curriculum (Music Therapy)
Joe SchickeEnglishCollege of Liberal ArtsAn Inclusive, Open-Access Developmental Writing Course
Mohammed HirchiLanguages, Literatures, and CulturesCollege of Liberal ArtsInclusive Pedagogy in LARA 250: Arabic Literatures and Cultures
Mary VoglLanguages, Literatures, and CulturesCollege of Liberal ArtsCurriculum Enhancement for LFRE 335: Issues in French Culture
Julia SharpStatisticsCollege of Natural SciencesProfessional Strategies in Statistics Discussion Group
Tanya DeweyBiologyCollege of Natural SciencesData Exploration in an Introductory Biology Course to Directly Confront Concepts of “Race”
Jennifer NeuwaldBiology and Graduate Degree Program in EcologyCollege of Natural Sciences and Graduate SchoolJEDIfying Evolution: Inclusive Pedagogy in the College Evolution Classroom
Pinar Omur-OzbekCivil and Environmental EngineeringWalter Scott Jr. College of EngineeringPromoting Environmental Justice Awareness to Encourage Action in Engineering Students
NameDepartmentCollege/DivisionProject Overview/Title
Steve SimskeSystems EngineeringWalter Scott. Jr., College of EngineeringNo Trigger: Showing the Harmful Effects of Discrimination Without Eliciting a Shutdown or Denial Reaction by the Audience
Alexandra KellerAmplify Learning CommunityCollege of Natural SciencesCNS Amplify 2nd-Year Leadership Fellows: Redefining Leadership in STEM
Anna LavoieHuman Dimensions of Natural ResourcesWarner College of Natural ResourcesDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Conservation and Natural Resources
Devon FulfordEnglishCollege of Liberal ArtsDiverse Expressions: A Supplementary OER Literature Omnibus
Elizabeth WilliamsCommunication StudiesCollege of Liberal ArtsClosing Gaps and Building the Foundation for Inclusive Classrooms: Developing a Departmental New-to-the-Major Seminar
Theresa WernimontManagementCollege of BusinessInclusion and Diversity in BUS 300 – Business Writing and Communication: Examining Practices and Expanding Curriculum
Tianyang WangFinance and Real EstateCollege of Business
NameDepartmentCollegeProject Overview/Title
Molly GutillaHealth and Exercise ScienceCollege of Health and Human SciencesDeveloping Inclusive Practices in Computer Labs
Ryan MacTaggartSchool of EducationCollege of Health and Human SciencesCurricula Redesign
Marie Villescas ZamzowSchool of Social WorkCollege of Health and Human SciencesCreation of SOWK530 Anti Oppressive Social Work Practice Course
Cindy O’Donnell-AllenEnglishCollege of Liberal ArtsColorado State Sustainable Teaching and Learning Collaborative
Erin NishimuraBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of Natural SciencesBiochemistry Lunch Matrix Survey and lunchMatrix Software Improvements
Tori CrainPsychologyCollege of Natural SciencesInfusing Inclusive Excellence with Occupational Health Psychology
Sean Bryan GeosciencesWarner College of Natural ResourcesTeaching in the Geosciences GTA Seminar Development
Donna DavisColorado State Forest ServiceWarner College of Natural ResourcesA Colorado State Forest Service Leadership Team Meeting Presentation
Rosa Mikeal MarteyJournalism and Media CommunicationCollege of Liberal ArtsCSU Diversity and Inclusion Campus Inventory
NameDepartmentCollegeProject Overview/Title
Asad AzizManagementCollege of BusinessInclusive Classroom Practices in the College of Business
Jennifer VancilCareer Management CenterCollege of BusinessInclusive Classroom Practices in the College of Business
Chrissy ChardHealth and Exercise ScienceCollege of Health and Human SciencesStriving for Social Justice in Public Health Practice: A Beginner’s Guide for Students
Katie KnowlesDesign and MerchandisingCollege of Health and Human SciencesTeaching with Textiles:
Creating an Inclusive Course
Natalie PerkinsOccupational TherapyCollege of Health and Human SciencesBreaking Down The Wall Of Academic Isolation
Patricia Stutz-TanenbaumOccupational TherapyCollege of Health and Human SciencesInclusive Excellence in the Occupational Therapy Department
Tori ArthurJournalism and Media CommunicationCollege of Liberal ArtsReporting Diveirsty: Inclusive Pedagogy in the Journalism and Media Classroom
Ashley DaviesEnglishCollege of Liberal ArtsWorking with First Generation Students
Leslie DavisEnglishCollege of Liberal ArtsIntegrating Inclusivity – Making Diversity A Daily Choice
Sue DoeEnglishCollege of Liberal ArtsInclusive Excellence in CO150:
A Curricular Re-Imagining
Andrea DuffyHistory and International StudiesCollege of Liberal ArtsDevelop a web-based educational resource for teaching topics and students with connections to the Middle East, North Africa, and/or Muslim world
Tara OpsalSociologyCollege of Liberal ArtsCreating an Accessible Undergraduate Department Mentorship Initiative
Elena WindsongSociologyCollege of Liberal ArtsCreating an Accessible Undergraduate Department Mentorship Initiative
Yu WeiForest and Rangeland StewardshipWarner College of Natural ResourcesTeaching Forestry Classes in a More Diverse Classroom
NameDepartmentCollegeProject Overview
Michael MartinAgricultural and Resource EconomicsCollege of Agricultural SciencesInventory of Effective and Inclusive Teaching Practices in the College of Ag. Sciences
Franck DayanAgricultural BiologyCollege of Agricultural SciencesIncorporating Pedagogical Methods to the Curriculum
Meagan SchipanskiSoil and Crop SciencesCollege of Agricultural SciencesInventory of Effective and Inclusive Teaching Practices in the College of Ag. Sciences
Cynthia BrownAgricultural BiologyCollege of Agricultural SciencesDiversity plan for the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management.
Andrew NortonAgricultural BiologyCollege of Agricultural SciencesInventory of Effective and Inclusive Teaching Practices in the College of Ag. Sciences
Tobin LopesSchool of EducationCollege of Health and Human SciencesInjecting Diveristy, Inclusion, and Equity Awarenmess into Adult Education Courses at CSU
Tobi JacobiEnglishCollege of Liberal ArtsJoin Me at the Lunch Counter: a space for informal conversation, moving lunch beyond keyboards, and inclusive dialogue within the English Department
Sharon GrindleEnglishCollege of Liberal ArtsCurricular Infusion
Virginia ChaffeeEnglishCollege of Liberal ArtsCurricular infusion & Selection of Readings Which Promote Diversity for Course.
Jessica HagmanMathematicsCollege of Natural SciencesCurriculur Infusion
Jozsef VighBiomedical SciencesCollege of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical SciencesBiomedical Sciences Major: How We Are Doing in the Undergraduate Arena?
Jennifer McLeanMicrobiology, Immunology and PathologyCollege of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical SciencesDiveristy Infusion Study in a Large STEM Course
NameDepartmentCollegeProject Overview
Barbara WallnerHorticulture and Landscape ArchitectureCollege of Agricultural SciencesWork with Bully Policy
Juliana SearleSchool of EducationCollege of Health and Human SciencesSymposium
Wendy FothergillSchool of EducationCollege of Health and Human SciencesSymposium
Kalpana GuptaSchool of EducationCollege of Health and Human Sciences
Carmen Lopez RamirezLanguages, Literatures, and CulturesCollege of Liberal Arts
Jaime JordanEnglishCollege of Liberal ArtsCourse Infusion
Antonio Pedros-GasconLanguages, Literatures, and CulturesCollege of Liberal ArtsCourse Infusion
Emily MooreArt and Art HistoryCollege of Liberal ArtsFaculty meetings 
Andrea PurdyLanguages, Literatures, and CulturesCollege of Liberal ArtsCourse Infusion
Elizabeth SinkCommunication StudiesCollege of Liberal ArtsCurriculum Redesign VM611
Maite CorreaLanguages, Literatures, and CulturesCollege of Liberal Arts
Krysta ChapinBiomedical SciencesCollege of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
NameDepartmentCollegeProject Overview
Ruth HufbauerAgricultural BiologyCollege of Agricultural SciencesGraduate seminar on DEIJ in the sciences
Lumina AlbertManagementCollege of BusinessCreation of Mentoring Program for International Faculty
Paulo Borges de BritoManagementCollege of BusinessCurricular Infusion into Econ Class
Jordan SowellEnglishCollege of Liberal ArtsCurricular Infusion into English Class
Nancy BerryEnglishCollege of Liberal ArtsCurricular Infusion into English Class
Debbie CransChemistryCollege of Natural SciencesCurricular Infusion into Chemistry Class
Paul LaybournBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of Natural SciencesCreation of Mentor Training Workshop Series & Curricular Infusion
Rebecca AtaderoCivil and Environmental EngineeringWalter Scott Jr. College of EngineeringCreate workshops for students: PLI’s
Jamie DahlForest and Rangeland StewardshipWarner College of Natural ResourcesCreation of Diversity Statement and Focus Groups
Maria Fernandez-GimenezForest and Rangeland StewardshipWarner College of Natural ResourcesPersonal Reflection Journal, Focus Groups of Students in Warner College, & Diversity Discussions