Last Published 9/14/23
This website has resources to implement empirically supported pedagogical and curricular practices shown to reduce course level equity gaps, while also improving student learning overall. One of the resources is a two-part online asynchronous course, Equity Pedagogy Module (EPM), designed by our faculty for our faculty.
Click on each button below to get detailed information about the equity-promoting pedagogical practices.
Balancing Low Stakes/High Stakes Assessments
Promoting Growth Mindsets
Promoting Student Engagement
Assessing Class Climate
Promoting Social Belonging
Avoiding Low Expectation Bias
Making Your Syllabus More Friendly and Inclusive
The EPM is a two-part, online, asynchronous course created by faculty for faculty and available to all faculty in Canvas. The course takes 80 – 90 minutes to complete.
The first EPM was released in Fall 2021. More than 1,200 full-time and part-time faculty have completed the course. This course introduced faculty to pedagogical practices that support all learners. It also established a shared understanding of the root causes of educational inequities and the importance of equity-minded instruction.
Due to the success of the EPM 1, the Provost has supported the development and implementation of EPM 2, which is scheduled to launch in two parts (Part A and Part B) starting in Fall 2023. Given the feedback received from EPM 1, this module will have an explicit focus on anti-racist teaching and providing tools to engage in anti-racist pedagogy. Once again, the course is designed and created by CSUF faculty. The faculty were selected after a campus-wide call for faculty interest.
The information contained on this website was authored and curated by a group of dedicated educators, spearheaded by Ioakim Boutakidis, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Studies in the College of Health and Human Development. Other collaborators include: