Inclusive Curricula and Classrooms

Programs and strategies for assessing and preparing for inclusivity in your curricula, classroom and advising relationships.

The Faculty Institute for Teaching Inclusive Curricula 

The Faculty Institute for Teaching Inclusive Curricula (FITIC) is an initiative that supports Pillar 4 of the UMKC Strategic Plan by helping faculty to develop skills and strategies to create inclusive curricula and classroom cultures that reflect our campuswide dedication to equity and the welcoming of the diverse and global perspectives represented in our surrounding communities.

Eligible participants are required to attend four live institute workshops during the academic year and complete all asynchronous assignments outlined in the syllabus and housed in Canvas.

Faculty who complete all requirements receive a $500 stipend.

Application deadline

The application is currently closed

How to apply

  • Name
  • Academic Unit or School and Department
  • Email address
  • Courses taught
  • Syllabus to be revised and culturally infused as part of the FITIC program
  • Short essay - What experience have you had in diversity work? What experience have you had with inclusive teaching? What do you hope to have learned by participating in the FITIC program?

Required workshops

Self-assessment, bias impact on curriculum and orientation, process and strategies

  • Wednesday, September 7
  • 9 a.m.3:30 p.m.

Book discussion and activities

  • Thursday, November 10
  • 9 a.m.3:30 p.m.

Presentation of initial draft of curriculum revision, and feedback

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023
  • 9 a.m.3:30 p.m.

Revised syllabus, classroom implementation experience and outcomes and personal reflection

  • Thursday, May 4, 2023
  • 9 a.m.3:30 p.m.

Classroom Inclusivity Resources