Deliberate Curriculum: Designing Curricular Modules for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging

Deliberate Curriculum: Designing Curricular Modules for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging is designed to guide participants through creation of curriculum that incorporates DEIJB components to help build a more safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning environment for students.

Type: Instructor-Led Course
Delivery Method: Live Online
Level: Foundational, Intermediate
Duration: 3 hours


August 2, 2024
1:00 – 4:00 PM, ET


ASEE Member: $250
Non-member: $350

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How do curricular modules within broader courses effectively address diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging (DEIJB)? This workshop guides participants through a process of designing curriculum that incorporates DEIJB curricular components for use within an overall course. Effective DEIJB curriculum engages learners in diagnosis of intersecting systems, and it must also guide our ability to consider, evaluate, and apply problem-solving strategies as “systems thinkers” who simultaneously consider complex challenges from many angles. This workshop includes and goes beyond common approaches, guiding participants through a structured process of applying best practices. As a result of completing this structured curriculum design / re-design workshop you will gain an initial working plan for a DEIJB curricular component to integrate into your course(s), and examples of other curricular models to adapt as needed.

This workshop takes place in one single 3-hour (180 minutes) instructor-led session. Throughout the workshop, there will be numerous opportunities to interact with the facilitator and other participants, with ample time provided for questions, discussion, and reflection.

How You Will Benefit

● You will learn about effective strategies and techniques to design and focus curricular modules using key best practices to optimize student learning.
● You will gain access to a range of resources that will enable you to structure, and engage students with, different assignment formats.
● You will discover resources for a variety of interactive formats that create immersive learning experiences for all students.
● You will be guided in the work of creating or revising a curricular module that you can integrate into an overall course.
● You will engage with a like-minded network of professionals outside of your university and discipline.
● You will receive the knowledge and tools to help you build a more safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning environment for students and colleagues.

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for educators, administrators, and staff who seek to create specific curricular modules focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, belonging and related topics.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Apply best practices related to curriculum design for diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, belonging and broader topics 
  2. Describe the different roles that a curricular module can play within an overall course
  3. Utilize new skills to help scaffold different curricular modules within a larger course 

Christian Matheis, M.A., Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Justice and Policy Studies, Guilford College

Christian Matheis is visiting assistant professor of Community and Justice Studies in the Department of Justice and Policy Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Matheis specializes in scholarship and practice that bridge social and political philosophy, ethics, public policy, and direct-action organizing. In particular, his work emphasizes how both philosophy of liberation and practical strategies enacted in liberatory movements can play a key role in addressing contemporary ethical, political, and economic problems. His research and teaching concentrations include topics such as solidarity, refugees, feminism, race, indigeneity, power and policy, and global justice. In addition to his regular teaching and research, he provides training in areas of human relations facilitation, intergroup dialogue, grassroots direct-action organizing, and on other topics.

Requirements and Resources

Pre-Work: You will watch a brief (~10 minute) pre-recorded video that introduces you to the overall curriculum design strategy, and prompts you consider how and where you will use the skills you will gain in the longer training.

Supplemental Resources: You will be provided with (1) a participant guide, (2) presentation slides, and (3) workshop recordings.

Attendance and Completion

Full and active participation will enhance the learning experience for all participants. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a certificate of completion via email. Professional development hours (PDH) will be provided upon request.

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