Curriculum Development Awards

Congratulations to our winners!

“As we look to build a more inclusive university, we think about different ways in which our community engages with each other. Learning is another part of the core of our mission. [These initiatives] help foster learning and growth.”

- Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Ph.D., associate vice president for Inclusive Excellence

Curriculum Development Awards were developed in response to VCU students and faculty needs for the continued development of courses and classroom learning experiences that are inclusive, both in content and in strategy.

The division has awarded four curricular development awards of $10,000 each for courses offered during the 2017–18 academic year. Funded projects are intended to strengthen undergraduate and/or graduate courses with respect to diversity and inclusion and create a more inclusive curriculum.

The Curriculum Development Award winners represent the following academic units and courses: 

School of the Arts, Department of Art Education 
“Inclusivity, Equity, and Justice in Art Education: Observe, Reflect, Act”:

Foundations of Art Education
Art Education Curriculum and Instructional Procedures
Issues in Art Education
Cultural Diversity and the Arts

School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science 
“Developing skills for cross-cultural patient care in pharmacy practice”:

Clinical Therapeutics Module: Introduction to Special Populations
Clinical Therapeutics Module: Cardiovascular
Clinical Therapeutics Module XVI: Critical Care/Toxicology/Complex Patients
Foundations II

University College, Focused Inquiry 
“Initiative for Inclusive Classrooms in the University College”:

Focused Inquiry I
Inquiry and the Craft of Argument
Exploring Diversity, Social Justice, and Identity
Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone – Hybrid

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
“Enhancing Undergraduate Student Knowledge in Diversity and Inclusion Across the Wilder School”:

Introduction to Policing
Senior Seminar
Human Trafficking
Senior Capstone Seminar

Awardees will also receive instructional design support from the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.