The Faculty Institute for Teaching Inclusive Curricula is a new initiative that supports Pillar 4 of the UMKC Strategic Plan by helping faculty to develop skills and strategies to create an inclusive curriculum and classroom, which reflects the diverse and varied perspectives of both students and the global communities.

The program is open to full or part-time UMKC faculty and begins fall 2021. Eligible participants are required to attend three Institute workshops in the fall semester (2021), implement the infused curriculum in the spring (2022) and attend a final workshop at the end of the spring semester (2022). Faculty who complete all requirements receive a $500 stipend.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full or Part-time faculty member at UMKC
  • Attend all four workshops
  • Must submit syllabus of course to be revised in application
  • Must teach revised course spring semester 2022

Required Workshops

Wednesday, Aug. 18: Self-Assessment; Bias Impact on Curriculum; & Orientation, Process and Strategies, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 15: Book Discussion and Activities, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 13: Presentation of Initial Draft of Curriculum Revision, and Feedback, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Classroom Implementation of Infused Curriculum, Spring Semester 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022: Final Presentation – Revised Syllabus, Classroom Implementation Experience/Outcomes and Personal Reflection, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FITIC Application Process:

All applicants must be available to attend ALL workshops in order to receive the $500 stipend.

Applications are due June 30, 2021.

Please include the following information as part of your application:


Academic Unit/ Department


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?

Submit application with course syllabus to be revised by June 30, 2021, to Makini King, Diversity and Inclusion,