Faculty Equity Research Community
All faculty are invited to apply by November 1, 2023 to take part in a Faculty Equity Reseach Community cohort from Spring 2024 through Fall 2024.
The Faculty Equity Research Community (FERC) is an initiative that supports faculty's equitable teaching journey through data-informed research projects.
The FERC is intended to enhance equity-mindedness among faculty participants to ultimately decrease noted equity gaps in participants courses through
participants disaggregating course data
implementing a research project that measures the impact of deliberate teaching interventions
Process and Timeline
Semester 1 (Spring)
Semester 2 (Fall)
Examples of Faculty Experience in the Faculty Equity Project (Previous Iteration of the FERC)
Participant Support and Compensation
Faculty participants receive a $1,200 stipend for participating. A $600 stipend is paid to participants after submitting the mid-project report after Semester 1. A second $600 stipend is paid to participants after submitting the final report following Semester 2.
Participants receive additional support in learning opportunities on topics like data disaggregation using the Tableau data visualization.
Note: Any participants who are not teaching a course during their Semester 2 involvement will be asked to postpone their involvement in Semester 2 of FERC until a later semester in which they are teaching. This is to ensure that faculty have courses from which to draw their data and inform their teaching decisions.
Applying to Participate in the Faculty Equity Research Community
All faculty are invited to participate. Faculty apply in the fall to begin in the FERC in the following spring.
The deadline to apply to participate in a cohort from Spring 2024 through Fall 2024 is November 1, 2023.
To access the FERC Participant Application below, make sure to first be logged in with your @student.elgin.edu account.