The Culturally Responsive Curriculum Development Institute (CRCDI) 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 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). We encourage clusters of faculty (3-4 people) from the same department to apply. Individual applications are required.
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 AY2024-2025.
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. UArizona faculty members who complete the Curriculum Development Institute, including redesigning through a culturally responsive lens, will receive a $1000 stipend.
April 1, 2024 | Applications Due via Qualtrics
UArizona faculty: APPLY HERE
Faculty from Partner HSIs APPLY HERE
April 2-26, 2024 | Selection of Participants
April 29, 2024 | Notification of Participants
June 3-7, 2024 | Institute Dates | 9am – 3:00pm daily
We are planning for an in-person Institute and will continue to follow all University of Arizona, state, and CDC guidelines on gatherings. Should conditions not allow us to safely offer an in-person Institute, we will shift to a virtual option for participants.
Expectations of Faculty
- Course must be scheduled during 2024-2025 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, TQ BIPOC (Queer, Trans, 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 Institution Initiatives
- University Center for Assessment, Teaching, and Technology
- Center for University Education Scholarship
- College of Education
- College of Science
Dr. Mascha Gemein, University Center for Assessment, Teaching, and Technology
Dr. Guadalupe Lozano, Center for University Education Scholarship
Dr. Moira Ozias, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice
Alice Lee, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice
For More Information
Questions can be directed to Dr. Judy Marquez Kiyama, Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Centering Minoritized Students' Academic Learning Through Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy handout – by Dr. Milagros Castillo-Montoya
-The CRCDI is partially supported through UArizona’s Project CREAR. Project CREAR is 94.1% funded through the U.S. Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation Program, Title III, Part F, for the amount of $4,989,496.00 across a five-year award period and 5.9% funded through the University of Arizona for the amount of $313,302 across a five-year period.
-The CRCDI is partially supported through UArizona’s Project LISTO (NSF award #2311013).