Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Teaching Inclusion and Diversity Everywhere (TIDE) | Summer-Fall 2018


Creating a more diverse and inclusive campus is the responsibility of all campus community members, including faculty. This professional development opportunity is designed for Cal Poly educators who seek to infuse diversity principles and inclusion practices into their teaching consistent with the campus’s Diversity Learning Objectives (DLOs). The program is intended to contribute to progress on two of Cal Poly’s university-wide diversity imperatives: (1) “enhance [the] campus climate” and (2) “exemplify inclusive excellence in Learn by Doing, scholarship, teaching, and learning.” Faculty participation in this program can help departments and colleges make progress on their inclusivion and diversity goals and contribute to a more inclusive campus community. This is the third year for this program, which continues as a collaboration of the CTLT and the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion (OUDI).

(NOTE: In 2016, the first iteration of this program was called “IDEA: Institute for Diversity in Education and Advocacy.” For the second cohort in 2017 it was renamed “Diversity and Inclusion in the Curriculum.” The new name for this year, which was proposed by a faculty participant, is intended to be more memorable and descriptive than prior names.)


The purpose is to strengthen faculty’s expertise for creating educational experiences that enhance inclusion and support diversity and as critical contributions to Cal Poly students' success.


As a result of the program, participants will:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and motivation to infuse inclusion practices and diversity principles into their educational practices.
  2. Produce revised course materials that includes well-designed inclusive instruction methods and assessments that support diversity principles.
  3. Implement redesigned course elements and assess their efficacy.
  4. Gain the benefits of active membership in a cohort of colleagues invested in ongoing collaboration to continue the work accomplished in this program.

Program Description

The integrated program introduces participants to the models and practices of educating for inclusiveness and provides support for applying those insights into students’ learning experiences. It creates a community of colleagues who collaborate as they deepen their personal insights in, and practical knowledge of, diversity principles and inclusive teaching practices. The extended program begins in early summer 2018 and continues through Fall Quarter 2018, and includes:

  • Summer Institute: Teaching Inclusion and Diversity for Everyone (Tue-Fri, June 19-22, 2018; four days).
  • Summer 2018 online cohort exchanges and activities to maintain momentum from June institute and to prep for August course redesign workshop.
  • TIDE Camp Course Design workshop, two days designed to apply insights from the Summer Institute for revisions in the selected course (Tue-Wed, Aug. 28-29, 2018).
  • Two cohort gatherings (TBD) during Fall Quarter for participants to share experiences and insights from teaching redesigned courses.
  • Formative feedback and student assessments for redesigned courses during Fall Quarter from colleagues and students.
  • All-cohort breakfast showcase to debrief Fall Quarter experiences and to explore future directions (December 2018).

Program Outcomes

With the support of CTLT, OUDI and participant colleagues throughout the program as well as the experiences in the institute and workshops, participants will gain scholarly and personal insights into diversity and inclusivity as an educator in their discipline and as a member of the campus community. Artifacts that will demonstrate that development include:

  1. A well-informed, polished diversity statement.
  2. A revised syllabus and course materials for a Fall Quarter 2018 (or other AY 2018-19) course reflecting infusion of inclusion and diversity principles and practices.
  3. An “Inclusive Instruction Technique” description of a method implemented appropriate for the intended discipline to add to the cohort’s collection. Template and examples will be provided.
  4. An assessment plan to measure the effectiveness of course elements and related student outcomes: Data collection, analyses and intended steps to respond to findings.


Tenure-line faculty and lecturers with 2018-19 teaching assignments are welcome from all disciplines, including those not typically associated with diversity and inclusion learning goals.


Due Monday, April 2, 2018. Applicants will be notified by Monday, April 9, 2018.

Selection Criteria

The goal is 10-15 participants with representation from all colleges, including those not typically associated with diversity and inclusion learning goals. The stronger proposals will:

  • Select a specific course for the redesign with broader impact on the campus community (e.g., significant student enrollment, regularly scheduled, required in a program, and/or General Education courses).
  • Select a course that is scheduled for Fall Quarter 2018 (NOTE: Winter and Spring courses are eligible).
  • Indicate participant’s commitment to full participation the entire program calendar.


Participants who successfully complete the program and deliver required curriculum redesign documentation will receive a $1,500 stipend. (Stipend eligibility is subject to university policies.)


Kari Mansager (OUDI), Denise Isom (Ethnic Studies) and the CTLT Inclusive Excellence Specialist (in recruitment).


Contact Patrick O’Sullivan at CTLT (posulliv@calpoly.edu), Kari Mansager at OUDI (kmansage@calpoly.edu), or Denise Isom at OUDI (disom@calpoly.edu).

To Apply To 2018 Program Applications closed

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