We are proud to introduce a new teaching and learning grant: IDEAS grant (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Sustainability)
McMaster University is committed to building inclusive community with shared purpose. In order to support this mission in the remote teaching context, the MacPherson Institute and the Equity and Inclusion Office are partnering to provide small grants of up to $4,000 to McMaster instructors seeking to make their online and virtual courses more accessible and equitable.
We invite applications that focus on implementing sustainable changes in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. Key areas for development include anti-racist, decolonial, and/or Indigenous pedagogies; queer, trans, and gender nonconforming pedagogies; and accessible/disability inclusion-focused pedagogies. Examples may include, but are not limited to, introducing technological enhancements for accessible course delivery, inviting community members to consult on or participate in classes, or exploring existing literature on best practices.
In addition to financial support for funded projects, recipients of the IDEAS grant (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Sustainability) will be offered the opportunity to connect to an educational developer from the MacPherson Institute and a subject matter expert from the McMaster community as identified by the Equity and Inclusion Office. While recipients are not required to engage with these supports, we encourage an initial conversation about the scope and execution of the grant.