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Open for Inclusive Excellence

Open for Inclusive Excellence is a facilitated, asynchronous, online learning experience for any NOVA faculty interested in implementing open education and equitable teaching and learning practices in their courses. The five-week course will be offered from July 11 until August 12, and topics include:

  • Preparing a culturally inclusive syllabi/li>
  • Approaches to equitable grading
  • The importance and creation of a transparent design for assignments
  • The necessity and implementation of community agreements
  • Open pedagogical approaches
  • Recommendations and resources for open education

Any NOVA faculty member, full-time or adjunct, is invited to apply. Those who are accepted into the course, and successfully complete it, will receive a $300 stipend (note that 12-month faculty, while welcome, are not eligible for the stipend).

Applications are due May 2, 2022, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance by May 10, 2022. If you have any further questions, please email Dr. Kim Grewe ( This program is provided by a DEI InNOVAtion grant and funded through the NOVA Foundation.

Find the short application form here: Open for Inclusive Excellence Application