In April 2014, the Mosaic Project Report recommended the creation of a standing committee to support Washington University faculty in developing classrooms that foster learning for all of the university’s students. Created in the spring of 2015, the Standing Committee on Facilitating Inclusive Classrooms is composed of faculty from each of the Danforth Campus schools, as well as students and other key administrators, including from the Medical Campus. The committee meets regularly to share information and questions across schools; develop and recommend best practices and policies; work in collaboration with The Teaching Center as it develops programs and initiatives in this area; and oversee implementation of the Mosaic Report recommendations. Although the committee does not have responsibility for actual implementation of policies or procedures, it plays a crucial role in helping the university develop and model best practices and procedures for teaching and educating all of our students.

Co-Chairs:
Rochelle Smith, Assistant Provost
Jennifer Kapczynski, Associate Professor (Sabbatical; Jan. – Dec. 2016)
J.Dillon D. Brown, Associate Professor (Acting Co-Chair; Jan.  – Dec. 2016)

Standing Committee on Facilitating Inclusive Classrooms Committee Members 2016 (PDF)

For information about the work of the Standing Committee on Facilitating Inclusive Classrooms, to ask questions, or to make recommendations for consideration, please contact either of the co-chairs.

The committee is convened by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement & Institutional Diversity.