Equity & Culturally Responsive Teaching
in the Online Learning Environment

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This course provides community college instructional faculty with an introduction to Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CRTL) pedagogy in the online learning environment. Utilizing an equity framework, the course provides strategies and recommendations for embedding CRTL and other high-impact practices in course design and online classroom practices. 

Equity and CRTL in the Online Learning Environment are designed to support faculty in reducing equity and opportunity gaps and improving student success outcomes by creating equity-minded online classrooms that are welcoming, supportive, student-centered. 


Duration: 4 weeks
Time Commitment: approximately 10 hours per week, for a total of 40 hours
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.


To successfully complete this course, participants will: 

  1. Identify and discuss the principles of CRTL
  2. Identify and discuss barriers that lead to equity gaps, such as unconscious bias, microaggressions, stereotype threat, and privilege and power; 
  3. Create an equity-minded teaching philosophy and course syllabus;
  4. Develop equity-minded practices and self-reflective processes that facilitate deeper engagement and community building in the online environment;
  5. Write an action plan that describes how you will continue to build equity-minded practices into your online course.

Optional Continuing Education Credit

Participants in this course can seek optional professional development/continuing education credits by dual-enrolling in TEC 1841 at Fresno Pacific University. A separate fee due to FPU will apply.

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Fresno Pacific University (FPU) Course Credit

Continuing education credit (optional) is available for @ONE courses for a fee. Please see our Continuing Education page for more information.

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