ACUE Fostering A Culture of Belonging

The New Micro-credential for UTA and ACUE

Fostering a Culture of Belonging


An inclusive and equitable campus environment is created when instructional staff work to develop a deeper understanding of practices designed to mitigate the impact of implicit bias, microaggressions, imposter phenomenon, and stereotype threat on a student's sense of belonging. 

FCB is a newly updated micro-credential course from ACUE, guiding course-takers on how to prioritize equity and inclusion in their work with students and colleagues. 

In addition to highlight practices that can be used by instructional staff, this newly updated offering adds practices, videos, and resources that non-instructional staff and campus leaders can learn and implement allowing them to contribute to a culture of belonging across the academic institution. 


Micro-credential Course Modules

  • Managing the Impact of Biases
  • Microaggressions
  • Addressing Imposter Phenomenon & Stereotype Threat
  • Cultivating an Inclusive Environment

The Course Includes:

  • Interviews and demonstrations of effective DEI practices for non-instructional roles including advisors, security officers, hiring managers, residence life directors, student affairs professionals, and admissions staff from both community colleges and four-year institutions.

  • Interviews with experts focused on the additional roles included in the offering.

  • Observe & Analyze videos prompting quality discussions for non-instructional staff and leaders.

  • Additional implementation guides designed to support non-instructional staff and leaders in the implementation of DEI practices that foster a sense of belonging for students and their colleagues.

Fully Online and Asynchronous

Course-takers will spend on average 2-6 hours per module engaging with module content, participating in virtual discussions, completing reflection assignments - and will implement the new practices being taught. 


Faculty Cohort

The program is open to all full-time faculty (TT and NTT) and starts in February running through April.

Applications are due by December 16th

Please click here to apply.