Culturally Responsive Curriculum Development Institute

The Culturally Responsive Curriculum Development Institute is a week-long, summer immersion focused on training and coaching faculty and instructors towards implementation of culturally responsive practices and pedagogy into existing courses of all modalities, including distance and online learning environments.

The institute will bring together faculty and instructors from across the university to thoughtfully redesign an existing course through workshops, discussions, and pedagogical practice. Redesigned courses will account for multiple learning environments and teaching modalities including, online, in-person, and hy-flex. Redesigned courses will also be informed by frameworks that guide practice at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). This institute is intended for 20 participants; it is anticipated that one faculty member or instructor per college will be selected.

All faculty are encouraged to apply, with the support of their Department Head. The course that will be redesigned must be on the schedule for AY2021-2022.

Eligibility and Compensation

Priority will be given to full-time faculty or instructors who have not already taught a course that includes content related to Hispanic / Latinx, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color), or under-represented communities, HSIs, or cultural responsiveness. Faculty members who complete the Curriculum Development Institute, including redesigning through a culturally responsive lens, will receive a $1000 stipend.

Important Dates

April 16, 2021 | Applications via Qualtrics due | Apply HERE

April 19-23, 2021 | Selection of Participants

April 30, 2021 | Notification of Participants

June 7-11, 2021 | Institute Dates | 9am – 2:30pm daily

Expectations of Faculty

  • Course must be scheduled during 2021-2022 academic year, with a draft syllabus prepared.
  • Prep work will include foundational readings on Hispanic Serving Institutions, culturally responsive frameworks, and preliminary gathering of discipline specific materials (articles, policy or research briefs, etc) that integrate content related to Hispanic / Latinx, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and under-represented communities.
  • Faculty are expected to attend all five days of the Institute and a check-in meeting once per semester.
  • Faculty will benefit from interdisciplinary sharing and networking across academic units and academic content.

Collaborators and Supporters

  • Office of the Provost
  • Faculty Affairs
  • Native American Initiatives
  • Hispanic Serving Initiatives
  • Office of Instruction & Assessment
  • Center for University Education Scholarship

For More Information

Questions can be directed to Dr. Judy Marquez Kiyama, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development at


-Centering Minoritized Students' Academic Learning Through Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy handout – by Dr. Milagros Castillo-Montoya