Faculty Collaboration to Improve Equity, Access, and Inclusion in Higher Education
Equity & Excellence in Education
This article documents the Critical Friends Group (CFG) process five university colleagues used to blend the theoretical frameworks of Universal Design for Learning (Rose & Meyer, 2002) and Interactive Phase Theory (McIntosh, 1990) as tools to increase equity and access in our classrooms. Using the CFG reflective approach, the faculty collaboratively reviewed their syllabi and implemented innovations in their classroom practice. This article presents a theory of action that emerged as well as nine tensions related to teaching and participation in a learning community. Implications for equity and access in higher education and future inquiry are presented.
Bernacchio, C., Ross, F., Washburn, K.R., Whitney, J., & Wood, D.R. Faculty collaboration to improve equity, access, and inclusion in higher education. Equity & Excellence in Education. 40(1), 56-66. doi.org/10.1080/10665680601066511