NIST's "Learning Sanctuary" Institute
The Inner Landscape of Inclusive Excellence and Equity in Teaching & Learning (INFINITE):
STEM Education for Healing and Transformation
How can we cultivate within our courses radically inclusive learning sanctuaries where we can begin, with our students, to co-create equitable and sustainable conditions for healing, learning, liberation and transformation?
We invite you to join NIST INFINITE where we draw on the work of Paulo Freire, bell hooks, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Laura Rendon and others to engage in both contemplative and critical practices and discuss topics related to inclusion, equity, and justice within STEM.
Our interactive five-session institute will be facilitated by Dr. Mays Imad and will include both theory and practice to help us reimagine and begin to transform our teaching and student learning.
Become a Member
NIST membership is free and members may opt out anytime. Membership benefits include:
Subscription to NIST communications (e.g. newsletter, event announcements and teaching resources)
Eligibility to vote for NIST leadership
Eligibility to run for NIST leadership offices (given previous participation in at least one NIST program)
Volunteer in a NIST Working Group
Currently, NIST has two types of working groups, one to engage with administrative tasks and the other one to support NIST programs. Serving on a NIST working group is a great way to interact with like-minded colleagues, deepen your commitment in evidence-based teaching practices, and gain an insightful view of this organization. Please complete this google form and let us know which working group you would like to contribute. And we will connect you with group leaders.
Host a Program
Are you interested in fostering evidence-based teaching on your campus? NIST would like to support local change agents to bring pedagogical training to your colleges, institutions, and departments. Those workshops will allow your local participants to
Join a community committed to inclusive teaching.
Make a campus plan for lasting educational reform.
Create evidence-based peer-reviewed teaching materials.
Develop skills for effective teaching and student evaluation.
Funds are available to support minority serving institutions.
Contact us today at nationalinstituteonST@gmail.com.