EDI Curriculum Workshop


The EDI Curriculm workshop has been cancelled.



Event hosted by: Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT), Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and Senate Academic Programs and Research Committee (SAPRC).

We are seeking proposals from Dalhousie teams that aim to develop an EDI initiative for new academic programming (e.g., a new course, certificate program, minor, apply a new approach to an existing academic program), due Friday, February 28, 2020.

Teams of successful proposals (up to a max of 30) will be invited to a two-day workshop (April 24 and May 1) to further develop their proposals. Through interactive exercises and facilitated small group discussions, participants will have the opportunity to further develop their proposals. The goal of this workshop is to support participants in developing practical and applied skills, building on the principles of EDI introduced at the EDI Forum (November 2019). The workshop will be run by a team of facilitators with experience in instructional development. It will be held in conjunction with the Annual Dalhousie University Teaching and Learning Conference, which participants are also expected to attend (April 29/30).

Cost of participation will be covered for conference fees, transportation, and meals.

Proposals should be submitted by teams (faculty, instructors, students), including team members at different stages of developing EDI across teaching and learning; from novice to experienced.

Submissions are due Friday, February 28, 2020 and will be reviewed by a Working Group approved by the Senate Academic Programs and Research Committee (SAPRC).

This workshop aligns with, and advances, the University’s efforts toward equity, diversity and inclusiveness https://www.dal.ca/cultureofrespect/diversity-strategy.html

Format: The proposal will be up to two pages in length and must include:

  1. Application form with the following details:
    1. Description of individual team members’ developmental stage(s) in EDI in teaching and learning.
    2. Background/Rationale for the proposed project – how does it align with School/Dept/University Priorities.
    3. Outline of proposed project including any anticipated barriers.
    4. Implementation and dissemination plans.
    5. So that we can prepare for the workshop, please identify some key questions/resources that you need to further develop for your project.

Please submit your proposals by 11:59 PM Friday, February 28 as one pdf to: clt@dal.ca