Inclusive STEM Teaching Project: Local UW–Madison Learning Community


6 online sessions: Thursdays Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27,  Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17
Times: 9:30am – 11:00am CST
Location: Online
Facilitators: Lisa Jong and Erica Staehling
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: Δ (1 delta)


*Note: to participate in this local learning community, you must be concurrently enrolled in the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, an asynchronous online edX course. Register for the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project and select the free option.

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The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, a NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program, is hosting a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a self-paced class designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of STEM faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff to cultivate inclusive learning environments for their students. 

This local learning community is designed to help participants enrolled in the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project MOOC process and extend their learning from the course in a group setting. While the course examples and case studies focus on STEM, the core principles are broadly applicable. Participants from all disciplinary backgrounds across UW-Madison are welcome (faculty, instructors, graduate students, postdocs, staff).

Participants in this course and learning community will…

  • Reflect on their own and their students’ identities and experiences
  • Question their assumptions about all aspects of instruction
  • Identify and implement learner-centered structures and strategies
  • Apply principles of evidence-based inclusive teaching
  • Use their student learning data and feedback to inform pedagogical and curricular choices

Estimated time commitment: 3-4 hours per week for 6 weeks

  • 2 hours per week engaging in the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project MOOC
  • 90-minute learning community discussion

Please visit for more details about the course content, expectations, and learning communities.

What do past participants say?

“The topics and the way they were presented were highly interactive and the small break-out room contributed to a rich conversation. Facilitators were excellent and the activities and the way they were structured were well-planned and designed.”


If you have any questions about the course, feel free to e-mail the learning community facilitators: Lisa Jong

If you have questions about registration, please contact

Offered in partnership with the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project

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