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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates | Fall 2021 Plans

Teaching for Inclusion & Equity

The TIE program offers participating faculty sustained opportunities to engage with and support each other so that they are able to develop the knowledge and skills to improve their practice and share their learning with the UNC community. Participants in the TIE Program will:

  • Engage in reading on topics related to equity and inclusion 
  • Reflect on their practice as educators 
  • Engage in learning activities to implement inclusive teaching practices
  • Participate in discussions and exchange ideas about how to use inclusion and equity models to support learning 
  • Put into practice what they learn to their own course design and pedagogical practices, reflect on this, and gain feedback from peers  
  • Create an action plan for continued improvement 

Participants in TIE will join a team of five college faculty and one library faculty for a year-long program. TIE cohorts are led by a UNC faculty facilitator.  

2021 TIE Cohort



  • Yazan Alnsour, MCB  
  • Yavanna Brownlee, HSS  
  • Amie Cieminski, CEBS 
  • Kim Creasy, CEBS  
  • Rachel Dineen, Univ. Libraries  
  • Lindsay Fulcher, PVA  
  • Darren Ilett, Univ. Libraries  
  • Kelly Langley-Cook, HSS  
  • Jennifer Leffler, Univ. Libraries 
  • Michelle Low, HSS  
  • Melissa Malde, PVA  
  • Brent Oja, NHS  
  • Bailie Peterson, HSS  
  • Nicole Reisfeld, NHS  
  • Christina Ruffatti, GOAL  
  • Amada Rutter, CEBS 
  • Maggie Shawcross, Univ. Libraries 
  • Leo Welch, PVA 
The TIE Program is a collaboration with UNC's STEM Inclusive Excellence Collective, an HHMI grant-funded project led by Dr. Susan Keenan. The TIE curriculum has been developed over the last few years by STEM-IEC. TIE expands the work of STEM-IEC to all UNC academic colleges with the goal of creating a culture of inclusive excellence on our campus.