Center for Faculty Excellence

Equity Champions Fall 2023

CALLING ALL FACULTY AND STAFF WHO TEACH! Wright State Equity Champions Community of Practice are taking applications for Fall 2023 Semester from anyone who teaches at least one class of 10 or more students during fall semester.

WHO ARE THE EQUITY CHAMPIONS? Any WSU faculty or staff member committed to making evidence-based changes in their courses that improve student outcomes by focusing on belonging, social connectedness, identity safety, and growth mindset. This includes TET, NTE, adjunct, staff, and campus leaders (i.e. chairs, associate deans, etc.) at both Dayton and Lake campuses who are teaching at least one course in F23 with 10 or more students.

WHAT DO THEY DO? They participate in a semester long community of practice wherein instructors learn together, share ideas, and work to develop resources for supporting equity in their class, embedded into a real pedagogical faculty development experience.


  • Complete summer pre-work (estimated time 3 hours) by August 20
  • Attend two online orientation sessions for all Equity Champions (August 21 and 22 – two hours each afternoon)
  • Attend and participate in 1-hour weekly online meetings during Fall 23 semester
  • Incorporate changes in your F23 course based on discussions with your Equity Champion community of practice
  • Survey your students about changes using the ASCEND tool (training is provided)

Each new Equity Champion will receive a $500 stipend for their work, pending program acceptance and active participation.