Congratulations to 2017-2018 Teaching for Equity Fellows DUSON Cohort

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 DUSON cohort of Teaching for Equity Fellows Health Professions Educators: Nancy Crego, Valerie Sabol, Brigit Carter, Jennie De Gagne, Midge Bowers, Michelle Hartman, Jill Brennan-Cook, Sharron Rushton, Jen Graf-Perkins and Lisa Lewis!

The Teaching for Equity Fellowship is a year-long series of workshops that give faculty tools to better engage all students in our classrooms, clinics, and other learning spaces. The workshops are specifically designed to address a number of teaching and mentoring topics that may arise around race and identity. Faculty fellows gain specific skills and strategies to create a culture that improves learning for all our students. The Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute developed the program, and the health professions educators cohort is sponsored the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. 

Apply for the 2018-2019 Teaching for Equity Fellows Program for Health Professional Educators here. Applications are due May 9. For more information, contact or

The Fellowship includes a two-day framework session in August or September, and seven monthly four-hour workshops that build skills and support your ability to improve culture, understand and work with students, and reflect on curriculum and inclusive teaching practices.

Benefits to Faculty Fellows

  • Learn concrete skills and strategies to strengthen your ability to teach and support students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Develop knowledge on how to handle challenging topics around race and identity that may arise in classrooms, clinics and other learning environments;
  • Acquire teaching skills and resources that will bolster faculty learning and professional development;
  • Enhance your teaching abilities by building curricular design and discussion facilitation skills;
  • Develop a deep awareness about student experience in Duke classrooms;
  • Create syllabi that promote successful learning for all of your students;
  • Gain a shared language and analytical framework about the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression;
  • Integrate equity practices in your classroom through curriculum and pedagogical practice;
  • Network with a cohort of collaborative faculty.


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