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Deans Diversity Equity Inclusion Curriculum Challenge

The Dean’s Curriculum Challenge continues!

Inclusive Design in Engineering
Racial Justice in Engineering

Faculty are encouraged to continue to submit to the Racial Justice in Engineering theme, but may also submit to a new challenge theme — Inclusive Design in Engineering. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis (submit here), with a small group of students and faculty meeting each Friday afternoon to review lessons and provide feedback. In addition to new lesson plans, modifications/improvements of previous submissions (by the same faculty member or by a new faculty instructor for the class) are welcome.


  • We ask every faculty member in the College of Engineering to submit at least one lesson plan for at least one class they are teaching this semester that incorporates these ideas. 
  • Submit lesson plans by 5PM Thursday each week as the semester proceeds. The lesson plans will be evaluated by a panel of students. We will update each week how each department is doing.

Graduate Students

  • We welcome submissions from you for classes you are teaching!


  • Help evaluate lesson plans submitted by faculty and select ones to be highlighted. If you are interested, contact Promise Mchenga

Highlights & Updates

Updated through February 3, 2022

Over Fall '20, Sp '21, and F'21, 46 faculty members (33%) and 3 graduate students have participated, submitting 75 lesson plans impacting 58 classes, some with several lessons. A paper on the Curriculum Challenge will be presented at the ASEE conference in June 2022. We encourage faculty to present papers and talks about the lesson they have submitted.