STEM Racial Equity Institute

STEM Racial Equity Institute Description:

The Framingham State University STEM Racial Equity Institute has been developed as part of the STEM Racial Equity Project funded by an Inclusive Excellence Award from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).  In this highly interactive, remote, intensive, four-week faculty professional development experience, STEM faculty are guided and encouraged as they work to develop an Anti-Racist Pedagogy for the purpose of supporting their institution’s transformation into an equitable institution where all students can feel comfortable, thrive, and experience academic success.  Topics include the definition of race, history of systemic racism, how science and medicine are racialized, identity, identity threat, equity-based practices, intercultural competence and additional topics that may be timely or relevant to the group.  Each participant will take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and receive individual and group feedback from an IDI Qualified Administrator.  Participants develop a project relevant to their professional practice in consultation with institute facilitators.  The Institute is limited to 15 participants.

Program Outcomes:

  • Increase knowledge of anti-racist pedagogy, racial equity, one’s own identity, racialized practices in academia, inclusive pedagogical practices and pedagogical practices that promote equity
  • Increase in participant comfort discussing issues pertaining to race and equity
  • Increase in understanding of how to work within an institution to promote racial equity
  • Participants develop a project relevant to their professional practice

Dates and Location:  June 5 – June 30, 2023; All content sessions will be held via Zoom

Meeting Times for Synchronous Sessions will be 1-4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday each week.  Two 15-minute breaks are scheduled at 2:00 and 3:15 PM each afternoon.

Cost of Attendance: $9,850 inclusive of all required books, reading materials, and institute memorabilia.

Please contact Mr. Michael Labeach,, or Dr. Catherine Dignam,,  with any questions.

Please click on the following link to fill out the application:

Link to Prospective Participants of the Summer 2023 FSU STEM Racial Equity Institute form