Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion PIE Institute

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What is JEDI PIE?

The Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Pedagogies for Inclusive Excellence (PIE) Institute builds a community of JEDI protagonists through 25 hours of practice of developing anti-racist pedagogy and dismantling white supremacy in online teaching.

Special attention will be paid to accessibility and universal design for learning; microaggressions in teaching practices; anti-racism in designing assignments and assessments; and centering student voice and experience. Participants will receive expert feedback on their responses to prompts, as well as the opportunity for individual consultations via office hours. Participants will:

  • Identify and assess personal goals for anti-racist pedagogy practice in online teaching.
  • Examine and demonstrate knowledge of historical and contemporary institutional and individual racism and white supremacy in education practice.
  • Assess current assignments, assessments and teaching practices through a critical race perspective.
  • And design strategies for inclusive and equitable engagement.

Current Facilitators:

Wei Ming Dariotis, PhD
Professor of Asian American Studies
CEETL Faculty Director
Affiliated Faculty Educational Leadership Doctoral Program 

Savita Malik, EdD, MPH, PhD
Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development, METRO 

Christopher J. Collins, EdD
Lecturer Faculty, First-Year Experience, SF State
Distance Education Coordinator, San Mateo Community College District
Affiliated Faculty Educational Leadership Doctoral Program  

Jenelle Borja, MA
Instructional Designer, CEETL

Founding Developers & Facilitators

Wei Ming Dariotis, PhD
Professor of Asian American Studies
CEETL Faculty Director
Affiliated Faculty Educational Leadership Doctoral Program 

Dawn Fischer, PhD
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Former Chair, Africana Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Educational Leadership Doctoral Program

Brigitte Davila, J.D.
Latina/Latino Studies Lecturer
Faculty Director, Latina/o Studies CSL Project
Member, Board of Trustees, City College of San Francisco

Rama Ali Kased, Ed.D.
Faculty Director, Metro Student Success Programs
Asst. Professor, Race & Resistance Studies 


Past Facilitators

Robert Bonner, PhD
Assistant Professor, Management 

Paul Steward, M.B.A.
Lecturer Faculty, American Indian Studies 

O. Jerome Stewart, PhD
Assistant Professor, Management

Veronica Rabelo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Management

Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Sherria Taylor, PhD
Assistant Professor, FINA

Savita Malik, EdD, MPH
Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development, METRO

*Denotes dual role as developer and facilitator.

*Based on productive conversations with the Chancellor’s Office and California Faculty Association (CFA), the faculty stipend amounts for these CARES-2 funded faculty development activities have been finalized. All faculty teaching in Summer 2020 and AY 2020-2021 are eligible for this stipend while the funding remains. In the case of the Online Teaching Lab, the higher amount will be applied retroactively to past Online Teaching Lab graduates. 

When is the program offered, and how can I register?

  • Stipends available upon completion:
    • Faculty Stipend: $1,250 (pre-tax) 
    • GTA Stipends: $550 (pre-tax) 
  • Estimated Time Commitment: 25 hours 
  • Registration Deadline: Register anytime between August 16, 2021 - February 3, 2022.
  • Completion Deadline: February 3, 2022. 
  • Course Requirements: Engage in the course for the required time commitment; complete only the required assignments; fill out the Stipend Application. There is no need to engage and complete all course materials. Only engage in the course material most interesting to you, as well as the few required assignments! 

Please note, the end date for Office Hours will only be extended until December 13. Please complete your office hours by that deadline. If you are unable to attend the posted office hours, please email dariotis@sfsu.edu for a session scheduled at your convenience.   

  • **For the Fall 2021 JEDI, we encourage departments and schools to enroll groups of faculty together. Please contact CEETL Faculty Director Wei Ming Dariotis at dariotis@sfsu.edu to set up group office hours and other customizations for your cohort. 

Learn more and register for additional QLT Certificate courses:

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What is the Online Teaching Lab?

The Online Teaching Lab (OTL) is a fully asynchronous, completely self-paced online course about online teaching. Our community norms emphasize curiosity, kindness and compassion with oneself and with each other as we navigate together this unusual time in history.

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What is Online Teaching Squares?

Faculty participants join three other teaching colleagues to form a supportive, non-evaluative “teaching square,” to share inclusive teaching practices and learn from each other throughout the fall semester. 


  • All stipends for CEETL course completions by eligible participants are processed through payroll and are subject to tax, so the final amount and timing for stipend payments may vary according to individual tax rates and employment status with the university. To monitor incoming payments, we recommend you turn on your bank notifications to get alerts on your accounts. All members of the SF State teaching community are welcome to engage in and complete CEETL faculty development courses for a certificate, but due to CSU policy the following appointments will not be eligible to receive a stipend: MPPs, Staff, FERP faculty, and individuals not actively employed at SF State.

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